Mixed Batch

Our cards for classes this month are a bit of a mixed bag. Not focusing around a stamp set or technique, athough we have used lots of retired patterned paper (DSP). When we move from one catalogue to another, it's a good time to pull out retiring DSP and other products to enjoy them for a final time.

The first card is what I’m calling a ‘cheats magic card’.
Generally when making a magic card you would stamp identical images on both card and window sheet (acetate) ensuring that when the window sheet image is placed over the image on the card, it fits perfectly on top, before going on to create your card base.
The recently retired Fine Art Floral DSP and coordinating Golden Garden acetate sheets enable us to create this without a stamp in sight since the acetate sheet is preprinted with an outline image of the flowers on the DSP.
Our cheats version of a magic card is a simpler design and doesn’t include the extra measuring which would enable us to use foam strips inside the card base and a stopper to prevent the DSP and acetate sheet from being completely removed from the card base - the cheats one is much simpler!

Our second card is another fun fold and is called a pocket front card, although we are not using the pocket in this instance and have stuck it down completely. This DSP (Dandy Garden) is also retired. I’d found it not to be my favourite and therefore not easy to use but, upon completion of this card, I’d really changed my mind about the paper!
The first photo shows the card standing and the second laying flat ready to go into an envelope.

The grass and bullrushes are cut with the just retired Friendly Silhouettes dies and the dragonflies ae punched from the Dandy Garden DSP with the coordinating Dragonfly Punch.

For our other two cards we stayed with regular A6 style cards.
This white card has nesting frames on it from the Stitched So Sweetly dies, set at various heights on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The stamped images are from the Forever Fern stamp set and they’ve been stamped in two of our new In Colour inks - Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen. I have to admit that my sample is a tiny bit crooked so I'll need to make another, but I think you can get a good idea of the design from the photo below.

The fourth card is very simple but I like it very much, it has a very calming appearance with a layer of embossed card (3D Bark embossing folder), another of Forever Greenery DSP and a tree cut using the new Inspiring Canopy dies.

I’ll add sentiments as required.
A pretty mixed batch but I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them today. The DSP on any of them could be substituted with another. Below is a list of the products used that are current. Click on any to view more clearly.
Have a good weekend,

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