Saturday, 23 January 2016

Flowering Fields

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I started a weekend-long online course organised by an US demonstrator on ways to build a Stampin' Up! business. I've seen the videos about Memory Making classes -  this is a far more apt name for scrapbooking - and will certainly consider introducing a Memory Making Club.

When I was a child I used to make scrapbooks by cutting out pictures of our Royal Family from newspapers and magazines and sticking as many on a page as I could. They were nothing like the beautiful creations that are made today! LOL! 

Natalie, our team leader, has organised another training session for Sunday, so I shall be going to that. I still have to make the swaps, so that's what I'll be doing today as well as catching up with the online course - needless to say I've fallen behind because of the time difference.

Anyway, I did have some lovely time yesterday in my studio creating this birthday/Valentine card. It also shows how you can use up another small scrap. If that's what you're keen to do, decide on the scrap you'd like to use and colour the flowers to co-ordinate with it!

I started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock with a layer of Rose Red and topped with Whisper White. All three  were adhered together using Tombow.

I stamped the five flowers from the Flowering Field Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.(This stamp set is available free during Sale-A-Bration with an order over £45, until 31st March 2016). I used the Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaroon Marker Pens to colour the flowers.

Using Rose Red Ink I stamped the sentiment which is from the new stamp set called Suite Sayings. I cut the strip of Rose Red and Whisper White hearts, from a sheet in the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack. I adhered this to the card front using Tombow.

On a scrap of Whisper White and using Rose Red Ink, I stamped one large and one small butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set and punched them out - the large butterfly with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and the small butterfly with the Bitty Butterfly punch. I adhered the two together along the bodies. Before I adhered them to the card I stamped the antennae in position where I was going to put the butterfly - the stamp is also from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set.

For my final step I painted all the hearts, the edges of both butterflies and on some petals of the flowers with Wink of Stella. I think you can just about see it in the hearts but no where else - it looks lovely in person!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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