Life in the Forest - Part 2
Try It - Creped Filter Paper 2

Try It - Creped Filter Paper 1

Hello, and welcome back! Today I am sharing a card that features some new favorites of mine: the card in a box template and the Hardwood background stamp as well as Creped Filter Paper. I had a sneek peak of the stamped pieces for this card on Instragram this week. So excited to finally share the whole card with you! And here it is! Other stamp sets I used are Backyard Basics (and the matching Framelits) and the Banner Greetings set.

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This was the birthday card I made for my mother, and she finally received it so I can share it here. The card base is Crumb Cake Cardstock, and the "wood" panels are Crumb Cake ink on Sahara Sand Cardstock. I really like this combo, and I can't wait to try other combos with the Woodgrain stamp. Maybe I should have called it a new obsession instead of a new favorite! I think it will work really well on masculine cards as well.

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The flowers were stamped in Jet Black Stazon, and I colored them using a Blender Pen with Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Gumball Green inks. I just squeezed the ink pad so there was ink on the top lid, and picked that up with the Blender Pen. Then the pieces were diecut with the Backyard Basics matching dies. The greeting is also stamped in Elegent Eggplant ink, and hand cut with some extra cardstock on the left to wrap around the toothpick.

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So, here is the first Creped Filter Paper technique: fringing, which I used to mimic grass. I cut a couple of strips about 1 1/4" x 6", spritzed them with Old Olive ink and alchol, folded them in half and cut the folded edge with scissors. I attached the two strips to the fronts of the interior card dividers. Then, I attached the Irises and Tulips to the back of the same pieces. The banner toothpick was attached to the inside edge of the card front with washi tape. I love all of the dimension in this project.

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On the left flap, I attached the bee from the set colored and die cut in the same way.

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On the right panel, I added the matching butterfly.

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On the front panel, I added the bird and some more fringed Creped Filter Paper for the nest. I cut a 1" x 6" strip, colored it with a Baked Brown Sugar marker, fringed it with scissors and then wrapped it around the edge of a Small Oval punched piece of cardstock. I adhered it, then adhered the bird over it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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I even stamped the envelope.

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Here are a couple of pictures of the card in progress.

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I wanted to share another example of using the Creped Filter Paper fringed. I created this Easter card with the fringe as grass too (original post here).

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Well, that is all for today. I'll have more samples to share using the Creped Filter Paper this week. Thanks for stopping by!

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