Something that you, my readers, know about me is that I HATE RIDING IN THE CAR any distance longer than 15 minutes. I fuss and fidget, finally falling asleep in frustration, because of the realization of all the time wasted when I could be PAPERCRAFTING!
Recently, I had a great revelation. Why not ride AND papercraft?
Thus, in preparation for any road trip, I stamp out a multitude of images that I can fussy cut while in the car. The image on my card, shown below, is just one such project.
The wreath, a Stampin' Up! image from the Wondrous Wreath set, is meant to be stamped, then cut out with the matching Framelits Dies. Easy, huh? Well, I don't own the matching Framelits Dies, so it wasn't to be so easy for me. But a lot more enjoyable!! Each of the three stamps that make up the wreath image have tabs for easy alignment so the finished product will match with the dies.
Since I did not have the option of using the Framelits, I stamped my three layers, the lighter green base, the sporadic darker leaves, and the berries, hither and yon, not lining them up at all. Pretty much any way. I told myself that it looked "more natural". Yeah, right. Whatever. It just gave me the opportunity to fussy cut it. Likewise, I stamped the little poinsettia as well as the bow. Lots of cutting fun in the car! It kept me happy and awake and the time flew!
You can see in the following photo that it was not the easiest piece to cut out.
The sentiment was from a very versatile set, Holly Jolly Greetings, found in the Holiday Catalog.
The secondary layer of cardstock which I mounted on the Whisper White card base, was a cardstock that possesses lots of interesting texture, which is not terribly visible in the photo.
I love the dimension achieved when popping up the various layers with Stampin' Dimensionals.
WISHING YOU JOY!