preparation for having the whole house re-carpeted sometime in the near future, I started
having a mammoth re-organistion in my studio yesterday.
This is the room that's
going to be a nightmare to clear for the carpet fitters!
The plan is to
clear my cupboards i.e. ex-wardrobes, to see how much stock and
equipment I currently have out on shelves at the moment, that can go
into my cupboards.
At long last, I'm clearing out lots of my
non-Stampin' Up equipment and consumables!
card was my first play with the Oh, So Eclectic Stamp set and
co-ordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits.
The first thing I did was to
test the stamps on a scrap of paper.
The main two flowers and the stem
of leaves are two-step stamping although it doesn't say that on the box.
I stamped the outlines first, and then guessed where the background
stamp should go.
I soon realised the background stamp should be stamped
off once before stamping on the outline, or use a lighter colour.
three background stamps are much larger than the outline stamps, which
is good from two points of views.
First is that you have to be way off
not to get the stamp on the lined image and second, as the colour goes
over all the edges, there are no white edge left on the die cuts, unless
your stamping was way out.
If this less than perfect stamping style
doesn't suit you, it would be a good idea to use a Stamp-a-gig!
started my card with a base of Emerald Envy Cardstock (CS), then a
layer of Sweet Sugarplum CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS.
embossed the top layer with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.
all the layers together with Tombow.
Using Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald
Envy Inks, both on Whisper White CS, I stamped two full flowers, two
half flowers and two stems of leaves.
I did the background stamps for
all images remembering to stamp off first.
Then I die cut them all, and
also three squares as follows: Stitched Shape Square die no 4 using the
now-retired Sweet Sugarplum Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack; Layering
Square Die, scallop die no 9 using Whisper White CS; Layering Square Die, scallop die no 10 using Emerald Envy CS.
I adhered the layers together using Tombow, and then used Tombow to
glue the stems of leaves on the front of the square.
I adhered one full
and two half flowers onto the square using Dimensionals, and then I
adhered the image square as a diamond on the card front, again using
chose the sentiment from the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set, and stamped
it in Emerald Envy Ink, onto Whisper White CS.
I layered it onto a strip
of Sweet Sugaplum CS, then a layer of Emerald Envy CS.
For the inside
of my card I added a layer of Sweet Sugarplum CS, then a layer of Whisper
White CS which I decorated with a die cut large flower the same as on
the front of the card.
Although it's now retired, I painted the centres
of the two flowers using the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
That's about it for today.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.