Friday, 3 June 2016

Affectionately Yours & Confetti Celebration.

Hello, Crafters.

Before I talk about today's card, I must tell you about two special promotions that Stampin' Up! (SU) are running during June 2016.

First, is that new recruits can choose two extra free stamp sets as well as the €175/£130.00 free products they can choose for their starter kit - all for €129/£99! This can add an extra £92 value to the kit. Please check out my Stampin' Up! page for further details - see tab above.

Second is extra Stampin Rewards! During June 2016, Stampin' Up! hostesses who have qualifying events with €350/£250 or more in sales will receive €35/£25 in Extra Stampin Rewards for the order. 

Hostesses may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
(NOTE: these offers are available in all SU markets. Please check with your demonstrator to find out values in your currency. If you're in the SU European market and don't have a demonstrator, please contact me for more information).

Now, on to today's card. Unfortunately, my camera hasn't done real justice to it. I've used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint all the flowers as well as the sentiment! It does show is some photographs but you have to look really close!

I started my card with a base of Crumb Cake Cardstock, with a layer of Watermelon Wonder and a design from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I adhered the top two layers together with Tombow.

My idea started as a diagonal sentiment and I built around this. The sentiment I chose is from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set.

Using Crumb Cake Ink I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White. My Stamp-a-ma-jig helped me keep them in a straight line!

I layered this onto a piece of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock. I adhered this at the angle I wanted onto the top two layers that I'd already adhered.

I cut the excess off from both sides from the reverse. I then adhered this to my card base, again with Tombow. 

Using Crumb Cake Ink and Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped the set of three flowers from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set three times. 

I punched them out using the Blossom Bunch Punch. I curled all the petals up slightly and adhered together with Tombow.

I stamped the large flower from the stamp set once and fussy cut it.

I adhered the triple flowers along the top edge of the sentiment with Tombow and the larger flower in the bottom right hand corner

I finished off using Metal Rimmed Pearls in all the flower centres.

When I'd finished this card, I wondered if I should have done the flowers the other way round i.e. large one at the top and the triples under the banner.

Ignoring the fact that the card is upside down in the last photograph, what do you think?

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I prefer the "upside down" one, typical me eh? :o)

    1. LOL! I do, too, Audrey! I'm glad it's not just me! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Morning Jan,

    I like the upside down one too, it just has a little something about it...Ann in Canada

    1. Hi, Ann. I think it just looks right but I'm not sure why! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. well i like both but i guess the other one looks more balanced. it depends what you like i think. anyway they are both pretty. cheers.

    1. Thanks, Pearl. Yes, I agree, it's a question of balance and how we see things. Glad you like the card. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Love the layout and papers of the card, but for some reason the (upside down) one looks more balanced. Maybe because the top portion is narrower, oh well love the card and will be CASing it. Have a joy filled week-end.
    Seletta in USA

    1. Hi, Seletta. I've just uploaded my video showing how I made this card but I did it the right way up i.e. the big flower at the top! Have fun CASEing this. Have a great weekend, too. Happy crafting, JanB.