I immediately cyber scampered over to the gina k. Designs store, to see if the templates were available as a stand alone purchase. Not at this time (I did not ask gina k. if the stencils would ever be a standalone product, and I do not have a crystal ball to read the future.). I didn’t really have the budget available to purchase the stamp set and template package.
Think think. Think think.
I made my own template, using lightweight cardstock, acetate (Office Depot transparency sheet), double sided tape, and a Spellbinders rectangle die (cut twice).
Here is my first card using the handmade template with my MISTI. (the circle under the greeting is the blank center of the wreath)
I cut my cardstock to be 5.5 inches (leaving myself the option to keep it as a square, or to trim it down to make a regular A2 card. The A2 option won because I made a small mistake, and that size allowed me to trim off the mistake.
Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, hotfix pearls – Swarovski Cabochon Jet, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.
I haven’t participated in a Fusion Card Challenge in a while. (I seem to have fallen out of the challenge cycle, but that could be a post in itself!) This challenge just jumped out at me – I had it designed in my head in just a few seconds.
AND, thankfully, my execution matched that original vision! WOOT!
The sentiment translates to “There is more time than life”. (printed on Neenah Classic Crest from my computer) Shout out to Offspring3 for providing me a selection of Dia de los Muertos sentiments.
Me, being the overachiever that I am, used silver and gold, and a shimmery white that has a touch of gold. And pearls.
The back of the tag is gold, with silver embossing.
(Look at how much the light changed in my family room in an hour!)
The challenge runs through December 17, 2016. AND, there is going to be a random drawing from all of the qualifying entries for $150 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store. Have you posted an entry yet??
Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Curious Ice Gold, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Gold (back of tag), Silver, ink – VersaMark, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Taylored Expressions (tag), Swarovski pearls, embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail, gold cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired), organdy/satin ribbon – PaperMart.