Good morning, everyone, and welcome back to another day of post-release inspiration with Papertrey Ink! Today we're featuring Dash Away All. Before I jump in, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for your enthusiasm for this set and your patience while the die is re-manufactured (they should be ready to ship out later this week). I am hopeful that as soon as this set lands on your doorstep it will become a favorite of yours just as it has become a favorite of mine. Ok! Enough chit-chat. On to the project!
I began today's card by creating a vellum mask using the Mix & Mat: Snowflakes set. I sponged Spring Rain and a tiny bit of Dark Indigo (mostly around the edges) ink through that stencil. Then, I used the scalloped border from the same Mix & Mat set to add the detail around the sponging. I trimmed down that panel and set it aside.
Next, I stamped and die cut the reindeer. I used Fine Linen and Classic Kraft inks on the body and then added the nose in Scarlet Jewel. I also die cut and stamped one of the ornaments from Very Merry to hang from the reindeer's antler. I used silver embroidery thread to connect the two. I like that small metallic element.
Then, I heat embossed the Keep It Simple: Joyeux Noël sentiment onto a Scarlet Jewel Banner Style shape. The beauty of clear stamps (well, one of them) is their flexibility, so I was able to curve the sentiment to fit on the die cut. I backed it with Bitty Big: Scarlet Jewel gingham for a bit of contrast between the two pieces. I also used the Woodgrain Impression Plate to add texture to a Spring Rain card base.
Once all of my separate elements were complete it was time to assemble my card. I trimmed the bottom of my snowflake panel to match the Banner Style curve and adhered the two together. Then, I used foam tape to attach them to the card base. I also used foam tape to adhere my reindeer into place. Then, I added a sprinkling of clear sequins (from the Sunshine & Rainbows Make It Market Mini Kit) around the reindeer on the snowy panel. I feel like this card has just enough sparkle and texture while still being nice and simple.