Friday, August 15, 2014

Always Greatful with Pathfinding

I just love this stamp set, it is so perfect for cards.  Here are a couple I made using it:

Card 1 -

This card is sweet and simple and could be used for many different occasions.  I stamped it with the Ah, Autumn sentiment and will use it as a note card or perhaps an invitation to a fall party.  So here is how it was made.

Make card base from colonial white card stock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" that is folded in half to create a card that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  Now cut glacier (one of five new colors this year) card stock to 1 3/4 x 5 1/2" and mount to the left side of a colonial white card base.  Next cut olive card stock to 2 x 3" and mount that about 1" from the top of the card and about 1/2" in from the left side.  Now cut a piece of colonial white to 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" and stamp tree using olive ink.  Mount this onto a piece of craft card stock cut to 2 3/4 x 2 3/4".  Mount this centered on the olive card stock and in about 1/4" from where the olive starts on the left side.  Stamp sentiment in lower right corner using olive ink and you have a beautiful card.

This next card uses the same stamp set and the beautiful Pathfinding paper pack.  I just love how it turned out.  

Card 2 -


This card starts just like the first (except it will be opened from the bottom to the top), make card base from colonial white card stock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" that is folded in half to create a card that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".   Cut a piece of the glacier card stock to 2 x 5 1/2" and stamp the little arrows using glacier ink .  I stamped this one from one of the stamps in the Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop on the Go but you could use C1361 One-way Borders or D1604 Season of Thanks or even D1578 Flight of the Arrows stamp sets (you can see each on my website) if you do not want to purchase the whole workshop (but it is a great deal and you can use the scraps to make more of these cards).  I then adhered that to the bottom of the card.  I added a strip of the Pathfinding B&T (background and texture paper) to the card.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment (again from the Always Grateful stamp set using Autumn Terracotta ink and for that little added bling I added on three (remember always embellish with odd numbers of items for a better look) gold sequins.  This card would be a great thank you card I think.  

Below is a list of all the supplies I used.  They are all available at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Hope you like them and feel inspired. Happy Crafting!!!!

Supplies Used:

Card 1:  Glacier card stock (X5770), Olive card stock (1245), Kraft card stock (Z1375), Colonial White card stock (1388), Olive ink pad (Z2137), and the Always Grateful stamp set (C1559)

Card 2:  Glacier card stock (X5770), Colonial White card stock (1388), Pathfinding paper pack (X7186B), Autumn Terracotta ink pad (Z2101), gold sequins ( Z2012), and the Always Grateful stamp set (C1559).  Remember for the most bang for your buck you can purchase the Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop on the Go which includes the arrow stamp, a full Pathfinding paper pack and the gold sequins (G1083) and makes 15 cards itself.