Every since I saw this image from the In The Moment stamp set in the 2022 January to June Stampin’ Up Mini Catalog, I have wondered what she is looking at, what she is contemplating. When I was challenged to pair a product from the new 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog with a product from a previous catalog, I wondered again. Then I spotted the Stepping Stones stamp set and my eyes fell on the quotation, “Follow your own star!” and I knew. I could imagine her staring out the window, spotting that star and thinking about her future. Where would it lead her?
I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11 piece of Orchid Oasis cardstock. I scored it at 5 1/2″ and then cut off one end at 2 3/4″. to form the card base. The cut off piece was used for the center piece and the sentiment piece. I stamped the sentiment in Orchid Oasis on Very Vanilla cardstock and trimmed the edges. I mounted it on the extra piece of Orchid Oasis, once again trimming it so there was about an 1/8″ border. Next I stamped the image on Very Vanilla cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with the In Color Markers as well as Soft Suede for the window and So Saffron for the hair. I also used one of the Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends (SU900) for the skin. I stamped the star from the Days to Remember stamp set in Daffodil Delight. I cut out the image using one of the Deckled Rectangle Dies. Now you might be wondering, how did she end up with a square when she used rectangle dies? Well, I ran the piece through twice. I lined up one end first and then moved the die over to cut the other end. Confused? Maybe I will find some time this week to make a video showing how.
Back to the card, I cut a 4″ x 2 1/2″ piece of Tahitian Tide from the 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I adhered it to the card base using Stampin’ Seal but not before I wrapped it three times with a piece of Orchid Oasis twine from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine Pack. I also adhered a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla cardstock to the inside of the card.
I hope you enjoy this fun fold. I know I enjoyed making it. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
- In The Moment stamp set
- Stepping Stones stamp set
- Days To Remember stamp set
- 2022 – 2024 In Color Baker’s Twine Pack
- 2022 – 2024 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
- 2022 – 2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
- 8 1/2″ x 11″ Very Vanilla cardstock
- 8 1/2″ x 11″ Orchid Oasis cardstock
- Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker
- Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker
- Natural Tones Stampin’ Blend
- Deckled Rectangle Dies