Sending some cheer!

Sending cheer with the Bottled Happiness Bundle and Rustic Harvest DSP!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a lovely card featuring the Bottled Happiness Bundle and the Rustic Harvest 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper! This year I will be using the Rustic Harvest DSP for my Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, however, I wanted to show you that this DSP can be used for other occasions! Even though this card has a slight “fall” feeling with the color combination, it really is a great any occasion card! What really makes this card stand out, is the little details like Linen Thread, Brushed Brass Butterflies, Classic Matte Dots, and Wink of Stella! Just adding a few embellishments and elements can really add depth and texture to make your card all that much more!

The base layer is this design from the Rustic Harvest 12” x 12” DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Using the flower stamp from Bottled Happiness, I first inked the stamp in Calypso Coral ink, used a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker to color the accent flowers, and stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Using a Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker, stamp the second step leaves stamp, stamp the tall solid bottle in Old Olive ink (stamping off once first), the second step outline stamp bottle stamp with the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker, and the second largest Stitched Rectangle Die is used to die-cut the cardstock. I used Wink of Stella on the Calypso Coral flowers and stamped bottle image, placed the five vanilla Classic Matte Dots and three Brushed Brass Butterflies as shown.

2. On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, use the smallest squared Tailor Made Tag Die to “custom die-cut” the sentiment out, and use one more Brushed Brass Butterfly as shown.

3. You will need enough Linen Thread to tie around the punched out bottle and tie through the sentiment into a knot.

I used the coordinating Vintage Bottle Punch to punch out the bottle, wrapped the Linen Thread around the neck of the bottle (keeping the tail-end of the thread sticking out), and then tied the ends of the Linen Thread into a knot through the tag hole. I first adhered the base layer DSP to a Mossy Meadow cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, adhered the die-cut Very Vanilla cardstock in the middle, and then used dimensionals to adhere the punched out bottle and die-cut sentiment:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

For the coordinating Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I used the smaller bottle stamp in Old Olive ink (stamping off once first) and used a scrap piece of paper to create a mask for the bottle to stamp the branch stamp in Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, and Calypso Coral inks:

How easy was this card to make?? I first tried to tie the Linen Thread around the stamped bottle by using an Exacto knife and cutting little slits on each side, but that didn’t quite work…the easy fix to that was of course to use the punch! I normally don’t mix and match embellishments, however, I like the matte dots for the flower centers and the added touch of the butterflies!

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