I have been mulling over creative ideas in order to use my Adirondack chairs, which is part of the new die set in Stampin' Up's annual catalog named, "Seasonal Layers." It a great set with many different dies besides the chair, and it coordinates with the "Colorful Seasons" stamp set. I went to a card class in June and made several cards using both items, but I have not cracked the seal on my own set, and I was anxious to do so.
I had an idea for an anniversary card, and that was my focus when I started this card, with the sentiment inside..."Life is better when there are two," thus the reason for using two Airdondack chairs, but I am undecided, and may use it for one of the many October birthdays on my "To Do" list.
I also wanted to enter the card in several Splitcoaststamper challenges, which helped me come up with my color scheme and making it a fall card. Take a look below if you are interested how the card design developed and the challenges I am entering it into. Meanwhile, the finished card following...take a peek to see how my final card turned out.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up products: Cardstock--Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer. Stamps--Hardwood, Happy Scenes (retired). Inks--Crumb Cake, Daffodil Yellow, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler. Dies--Leaflets Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits. Embossing Folder: Woodgrain. Linen Thread. Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Glitter Enamel Dots (colored). Other products: Inks--Encore Gold Metallic, Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chestnut Roan. Copic markers. Offray Burlap Weave. Techniques: Stamping, Sponging, Coloring. Size: 4-3/4" x 6". (Woodgrain stamped bg and the chairs are also Woodgrain embossed to add texture. Chairs are popped up).