Have you seen the oven set (Sprinkled with Love) from Lawn Fawn's latest release? The oven door actually opens! I was really taken with the fact that the die does all of the cutting and scoring for you instead of us having to fiddle with a craft knife to get that result. And I think my favorite part of the die kit is the adorable little towel with little stitches on it. Adorable beyond words!
My design was inspired by Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (Hip to be Square, so I made a square card) and the Freshly Made Sketch #251. For colours, I picked an old ColourQ challenge (#301) I hadn't played with yet. I liked the colours together and the fact that it had More Mustard in the mix, which allowed me to make a mustard stove just like the one my parents used to own. (I think my mom might get a kick out of this card, actually.)
I wanted a French sentiment and found the perfect one in Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Cupcake stamp set. The French comes in two part to create something that says "The ingredients for / the perfect birthday." It was just perfect to go with the images, and more importantly, it was the perfect size to fit into my oven door. Serendipity!
I wanted a window on my oven door, so I glued a piece of acetate inside the door, then I die-cut the stove front a second time and cut the door out to glue on the back of my piece so that it has a nice finish when you open the door. (This was also to fix my mistake - I stamped the stove once, didn't get even ink coverage, so I turned the cardstock around, stamped my image again and die-cut it. Then I realized we would be seeing the back of the cardstock when you opened the oven door, so adding the backing hid both my previous stamping and the glue on the acetate.) Candy Dots were used to add colour to the buttons on the stove. I also used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the details on the stove.
For the patterned papers, I remembered that we used to carry 6" x 6" DSP in various colours that were offered as hostess benefits. I pulled them out and found every single colour from my combo in them! (Calypso Coral came from the In Color DSP Stacks.) It was a great opportunity to use up some older supplies as well.
I put everything together on my card and thought it still looked bare, and I found the finishing touch lying on my desk - a little chipboard star that was teal colored, but that I hadn't used on another project because some part of the front had ripped when I pulled it out of the chipboard page. Here, the colour of the back of the star was working well, so it allowed me to used the "ripped" star anyway, and it ties in with the star-shaped cookies.
Colour Combo: More Mustard + Apricot Appeal + Calypso Coral + Night of Navy
Stamps: Sprinkled with Joy (Lawn Fawn), Douceurs sucrées (Sweet Cupcake)
Cardstock: More Mustard, Apricot Appeal, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Calypso Coral, night of Navy, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Night of Navy, Apricot Appeal, More Mustard
Accessories: Sprinkled with Joy Dies, Scallop Squares Nestabilities Dies, Acetate,
Chipboard Star, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, Candy Dots, Stampin' Write Markers,
White Square Envelope, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig