the last day before we fly off to Thailand on the Stampin' Up! 2017 Incentive Trip!
What jobs I don't get done
today, won't get done before we go!
I'm really pleased to report that UPS
delivered my parcel yesterday albeit quite a bit later than normal, and I've been able to get my June happy mail posted to
Although I still have two
videos to make, yesterday evening I decided to make my July customer
Thank You Cards instead!
This has turned out to be a good decision because I've
decided to make a video showing how I make cards "conveyor belt" style!
Hopefully, at the end of the video, I will give a demonstration of the
other flowers that can be made with this stamp set.
At least I'm in the very
comfortable position now of knowing what my video plans are
now................all I have to do is to make sure I execute them!
July Thank You cards are pure simplicity and such a beautiful flower!
It's one of the hostess stamp sets that are currently available, and is
called Tranquil Tulips. It's a photopolymer, two-step
stamping stamp set, and is so brilliantly easy to get great results
The photographs shown on today's blog include between six and
nine different cards; I didn't count!
make this card I started with our Whisper White Notecards, which come
in a packet of twenty pre-scored cards plus co-ordinating envelopes.
card size is 5" x 3.5".
Before I started stamping my tulips on the
cards, I had several practice goes on scrap paper.
As this is a
photopolymer stamp set, two-step stamping is a walk in the park!
stamped the word THANKS first, using Fresh Fig Ink, at the top of the card.
The stamp is from
the You Move Me Stamp Set.
To make sure I had my stamping positioned
correctly, I lined up my unfolded notecard on my Grid Paper, which
helped me to keep my image well placed.
Once or twice, I worked my way
a bit too close to the edge, but it didn't upset the balance so much that I
felt it necessary to scrap the card!
used Pear Pizzazz Ink to stamp the flower stem, then the leaf on the
left-hand side, and then the leaf on the right-hand side.
If you look
closely at the different cards posted here today, you'll see (hopefully)
sometimes I've left a space between the stem and the leaves, other times
I've made sure they touch each other.
I like both ways, and I don't see
either way as right or wrong!
the tulip flower head, I used Sweet Sugarplum Ink, and stamped the
larger stamp first, then the smaller stamp.
I made sure I lined up the two parts
of the flower up, which really is quite easy, but I didn't consider
that I'd made a "mistake" if I wasn't quite spot on!
The final touch was to add the stamens using Fresh Fig Ink. As usual, it's the small details that really finishes a card!
plans for my blog over the next two weeks is to share my Thailand trip
with you, hopefully something everyday!
I haven't worked out what our
schedule is like for the first week, but we're our own bosses for the
We're planning to hire a car, and hubby has planned some
places for us to visit!
That's about it for today, until tomorrow - hopefully - Happy crafting!