Friday, 19 February 2016

What a wally!!

Hello, Crafters.

I'm starting the day with a funny story about some thinlits!!

In my post yesterday, I said the HAPPY die I'd used was from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies which was now retired. 

I posted the same short description on my Facebook Page and a friend pointed out that the die was available in the Hello You Thinlits Dies.

I thanked Hannah and amended what I had written in yesterday's post! But I  thought it rather strange that Stampin' Up! retired something but brought it back as a different product - something just wasn't adding up!

I did a bit of investigating and found that I had put the Hello You Thinlits Dies into the wallet for the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies and vice versa! Boy, what a wally!!

That'll teach me to pay more attention to what I'm doing when I'm tidying up!

Despite that, I had a very successful day yesterday, not least with the card I made to share with you today.

I started with a card base of Whisper White Cardstock, with a layer of Lost Lagoon and a top layer of Whisper White.

I used half of the top layer as a measurement for a piece of the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (DSP) which I used for the bottom half of the top layer.

I adhered all the layers together with Tombow and adhered a piece of Lost Lagoon Ribbon over the join at the front and attached the edges at the back. Then I adhered it to the card base.

Using our Basic Black Archival Ink and the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set, I stamped the single flower stamp twice onto a die cut Whisper White oval that I'd die cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies.

Then I used a Post It mask that I keep in the stamp box, covered the two flowers and stamped a third time. I moved one of the masks and covered the third flower and stamped the leaf stamp in two different places. I moved the first mask and covered the other flower and stamped again with the leaf stamp.

Using a Blender pen, I painted the leaves in Old Olive, the flowers in Pool Party and the centres of the flowers in Blushing Bride. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set using Lost Lagoon Ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig in the top right hand corner.

I added a bow and butterfly to the oval, then, as the finishing touch, went over the flowers, leaves, writing, butterfly and DSP with Clear Wink of Stella.

As well as making this card, I also made a video yesterday and I successfully made a Berry Basket that was slimmer than it was originally designed to be!

That's about it for today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting,



  1. What a beautiful card, Jan! Love all the colours too. Never mind about mixing up the dies in their original places; I've done that too. Easy enough to do when you're being creative!! lol

    1. Thanks, Geraldine. At least I'm in good company then! LOL! So pleased you like today's card. Happy crafting, JanB. ☺