stamp set - My Friend; ink - Island Indigo, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz; card stock - Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz; Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge
Just before I attached the focal point, I thought perhaps I should check the card size by actually inserting it into the envelope; sure enough, I had measured incorrectly and had to trim the base card, so the center square seems a little oversize compared to the sketch. <sigh>
Yesterday was a better day - while playing with Lesley's Merry Monday sketch I made a second card (see yesterday's post for the first one):
card stock - Sahara Sand textured, Old Olive, Early Espresso; designer series paper - Letters to Santa; punch - Decorative Label; Big Shot with Scallop Rectangle Clearlit; Stampin' Dimensionals
Although the stamps in the designer series paper aren't exactly the same size as the scalloped rectangle Clearlit, I was able to align two opposing corners on two passes through the Big Shot to cut them nearly perfectly. The smaller stamp at the bottom of the design just fit on one Decorative Label punch. The nutcracker stamp is adhered to one full punch with a second punch, cut in half, added at the sides.
This Letters to Santa designer series paper and *all* textured card stock are retiring this month, and supplies are limited - if you would like to get some before they're gone, ordering online is your best option - you can click the "order" circle to the right to go directly to my Stampin' Up! online store.