Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet HomeI made a total of four cards today. And yet somehow the one I needed to have made to blog about was the one I left until last. I’ll have to write this quickly to make sure it does actually publish today..! I decided to use my Avery Elle Home Sweet Home stamp set for this card as I haven’t used it in quite a while.

I started by creating my card base from a piece of kraft card stock. I chose kraft for a couple of reasons. Firstly I don’t currently have any white card stock that would be suitable for card bases. And secondly because I wanted a nice neutral colour for my starting point.

Next I picked out my patterned paper so that I would know what colours to work with for my stamped image. I thought the green diamonds fit nicely with the teepee I wanted to use, so I went with them. I decided to use red for my sentiment strip as it would be a nice contrast to the green pattern. With two bold coloured elements I wanted my third panel to be a bit more muted. I went for a neutral brown and added texture with a woodgrain embossing folder. I then picked out a creamy colour for stamping my teepee onto.

Once I’d stamped the teepee I coloured it in. I kept the colouring very simple, adding a little shading to the flaps and the right hand side of the tent. I also coloured the inside of the tent black. For the bands on the teepee I tied in the colours of my other papers, and again tried to add a bit of shading. I then fussy cut the teepee, leaving a small border on all sides.

After laying out the elements to check the positioning I added my sentiment to my red panel. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I heat embossed it in white.

I used my tape runner to adhere the green patterned paper on the left hand side of my card. I used the same adhesive for my textured panel and sentiment panel. I then used liquid glue to attach the teepee.

Home Sweet Home 2

I’m quite happy with how this card turned out. It is more or less how I had pictured it in my mind before I started. The shading I added to the teepee doesn’t show up too well which is a little annoying, but that’s only a very minor complaint!

Love,

Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

Mod Squad Challenge – Anything But Christmas

Mojo Monday – Sketch

Perfectly Created Chaos – Texture (I createdย a textured panel with an embossing folder)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Something New (this is a new home card)

PS,ย If you’re looking for my photo-a-day series, it has now been moved over to The Joyful Soul. I do hope you’ll follow me there if you don’t already!

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16 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home

  1. Pingback: Thought-Of-The-Day: January 6th 2017 | The Joyful Soul

  2. What a cute stamp set, I have not seen that one. Your card is really cute too, love the papers you have chosen for it. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!!!
    Judy ~ Challenge Host

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  3. This is wonderful! The embossing folder you chose is perfect with the theme and design of the card. Thank you for joining the Perfectly Created Chaos texture challenge. We hope to see you again soon.

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