How you doin’?

Hi everyone! A very Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Classic Crest cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a whimsical ‘missing you’ card is a super simple design that could easily be mass produced so you have several in your stash at any given time. I’m sure you also have family members and/or friends you miss seeing during these crazy times.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and rounded the bottom left corner, and then cut a patterned paper layer for the front using two coordinating papers. I adhered a narrow strip of Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock to the seam where the two pattern papers meet. I stamped the sentiment in brown archival ink just beneath the cardstock strip. I stamped, die cut and colored the adorable ostrich with alcohol markers, and adhered it to the bottom right of the card front. I adhered his chest flat to the paper and then added foam tape behind his head for a little dimension to look like he’s coming off the card. I added a few brown enamel dots to finish the front.

I cut a layering panel for the inside from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and embellished it with a strip of the gingham paper used on the front and a narrow strip of the Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink, layered the panel on Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card base.

And one more peek… so loving this ostrich! And I really love the Classic Crest cardstock – so much so that it has become a staple in my studio and I rarely use any other white cardstock for card bases!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #47 – February Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: #2 – February Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Heart and Soles
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2021 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #2 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #208 – Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #151 – Anything Goes
7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2106 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Chestnut 111# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Hey Ostrich stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 466, 479, 404, 449
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Whimsy Stamps Hey Ostrich die set
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Scotch 3M foam tape, Eyelet Outlet Brown Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig