Warm and cozy night

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun fall fire pit card created with some sponging, stamping, and the Fireside Trimmings Bundle! When the weather is crisp in the Fall, it’s the perfect time to gather around the fire pit! I made a “fire pit card” last year with the now retired Painted Harvest stamp set (you can see it here), so I thought I would try and create another “fire pit card” using the Fireside Trimmings Bundle! Making the “pit” took me a few tries before I liked the final results!

The base layer is this design from Gilded Autumn DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder:

To create the scenery:

1. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 ¼” x 4 ½”, use the tree stamp from Winter Woods in Early Espresso ink (stamping off first) across the cardstock.

2. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the tree stamp, in the middle of the cardstock, in Early Espresso ink three times. I did this for a dark and crisp image.

3. I placed a mask across the bottom and sponge colored the sky in Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight inks.

4. I moved the mask up (so the sponge sky was covered), sponge the ground in Pear Pizzazz ink and in Garden Green ink around the sides. I removed the mask and used the left-over Daffodil Delight sponge ink to “blend” the ground and sky.

For the card front, you will need:

1. The sponged and stamped scenery, I added “stars” by stamping the speckled background stamp from Gather Together in White Craft ink.

2. Use the small fire dies to cut out two pieces in Mango Melody cardstock and the large fire die in Bumblebee cardstock.

3. Stamp the fire log stamp in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and die-cut out with the coordinating die.

4. Use the fire grate die to die-cut out of Basic Black cardstock.

5. Use the smallest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies to die-cut out of Early Espresso cardstock. I used the die again on that same die-cut cardstock to cut it down, creating the “pit” part for the fire.

Adhere the scenery cardstock piece to the middle of the embossed base layer and then adhere the “pit” die-cut oval:

I placed adhesive on the back of the logs to adhere the grate and the two Mango Melody fire die-cut pieces to the back and then adhered as shown:

I used a glue dot to adhere the Bumblebee die-cut fire to the front of the logs and this completed piece is adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Gather Together in Early Espresso ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” embossed piece of DSP along the side:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I thought the sentiment on the inside is perfect, gather together around the fire pit! As for the pit, I tried to do something similar to my other card, but the logs and the fire are a little small and didn’t look right, which is how I came up with just creating the pit for everything to sit on top. Maybe that might work if I used more logs and fire, so it’s not a small fire? That might be another card for another time!

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