New Home


Although I do occasionally use a sketch to get started on a card it isn’t my usual mode of card making. For some reason I found this one particularly challenging which meant it took me a while to make it. I began yesterday afternoon and couldn’t figure out what to do but decided to build it layer by layer. First the pp was cut and added then I matted the white patterned piece on which I scored some diagonal lines. Once this layer was added I used the small piece of pp left over to add the vertical layer. From there I was stumped and decided to leave it overnight so I could think about it. On returning to it this morning I decided on white squares matted the same as the white layer and again got stuck. After an hour dog walk and lunch I had the idea of making it into a new home card, as I remembered some friends have just moved. The little house is something I created on the computer as I don’t have any stamps of buildings. I coloured it and added glossy accents on the windows. I also had the puffy key sticker in my stash so that was added on the side. Using two stamp sets one by Unity Stamps and another, I’m not sure which company, I stamped the envelope and the sentiment. Added these layers to the card front with the smaller sentiment strip underneath. Now that it is finished I can’t see why I found it so challenging in the first place – lol.

18 thoughts on “New Home

  1. Thanks Judy – I almost gave up on this one as I kept getting stumped. Glad you like it. Thank goodness for heavy weight cs – anything lighter and this would fall over as the layers make it heavy.


  2. It was challenging because you didn’t have a good idea. It’s when those ideas/reasons for the card come into play that we figure it out and get it made. I like how you have the “tree” paper under the house. The large key is a fun element, too. See, you can rock sketch challenges!

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  3. You are absolutely right. Initially I didn’t have a clue what to make and I do need a reason not just a sketch. Once I decided on the idea it fell into place. Glad you like it.


  4. Such a cute welcome card – and love that DSP strip you chose! The little house is super sweet! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  5. Thank you. I wish I could remember where that DSP came from but I think it was in a 6×6″ paper pad and is what I had left over. Glad you like my effort.


  6. Love your creativity for your card. The layers and design look wonderful together. I love the addition of the key and the combination of the script and block sentiments.

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  7. Honestly, at the time my creativity was sorely lacking, but when I finally got the new home idea it went well from there. Wish I could remember where I got the stamp set with those sentiments from and who made it. I vaguely remember it was a Mod Squad win several years ago.


  8. What a cute new home card. I love everything about it….the layout, the layers, the cute little house etc. etc. I especially like the idea of the strip of pp.

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