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in the meadow revisited

Merry December! We are officially into the countdown to Christmas around here. We are putting up our tree this weekend, but not too much else because of our house still being on the market. If you ever want to peek into what I have been up to beyond what I share here on my blog, you can link up to me on Twitter & Instagram under the username pinefeather. My one project going on right now, that I have been sharing lately, is knitting my first pair of socks. I turned the heel and am nearing the end of the first sock and will start on the second one soon. I am pretty sure that they will not be the last pair that I make ;)

The first of the month also means it is time for the Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge. This month we are revisiting the In the Meadow set that debuted October of 2011.


I am so happy we revisited this set. It's just a year old, but I haven't gotten the chance to play around with it as much as I wanted. I love the simple and classic silhouette images and played around with some embossing for the cards I have to share with you today.


First up is this card featuring a tree and snowman images. Both are embossed and are also layered on each other. I stamped and embossed the white snowman image first and then stamped and embossed the tree in clear over the top.

I played around with the order of embossing and it really did work best to do the white/detailed images first. When I tried the tree first and then embossed the snowman over that, the snowman image didn't hold it's shape crispness as well.


I did the same technique here for this next card. I stamped and embossed the snowflakes in white first and then stamped and embossed the trees in clear over the top of the embossed snowflake images. I love how this turned out.


You might know that when you emboss, especially a large area of your cardstock, that your cardstock will want to curl/warp. Just put them under something heavy, I used a dictionary and kept these cards under it overnight, to flatten them out.

Make sure to stop be all of the Papertrey Ink senior design team members blogs today to see their In the Meadow creations:  BetsyDawnMaile, and Melissa


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Winter Wonderland Card

stamps: In the Meadow

ink: True Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: Ocean Tides, kraft

other: white & clear embossing powder

Good Tidings Card

stamps: In the Meadow

ink: True Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: Ripe Avocado, kraft

other: white & clear embossing powder, silver rhinestones (Kaisercraft)

I have one other card to share that I created with In the Meadow when it first debuted...


I love this simple, rustic snowman scene - especially the snowflakes stamped into the "snowdrift"

See you soon for the December countdown and sneak peeks! Thank you for stopping by and happy December 1st!