to see my GP yesterday as I hurt my back when we were moving furniture
She sent me off for an X-ray to see if I've cracked some
ribs or some vertabrae!!
I'll get the results in two weeks!
The good news is they'll both will heal themselves.
Not such good news is that ribs take
between six to eight weeks to heal, and vertabrae take months!
No more clubbing for me
for a while then! LOL!
card is my first play with the Climbing Orchid Stamp Set and was
inspired by the swap I received in Thailand from French demo Elisabeth
Her card was black and white with one Lemon Lime Twist orchid .
It was stunning and it was included on my Thailand Swaps video, no.299.
kept my colour scheme the same as Elisabeth's card, and I introduced some
Designer Series Paper (DSP).
The Basic Black gingham design is from the Merry
Little Christmas DSP,which will be available from the new Christmas
catalogue which goes live on 1st. September 2017.
I featured this set of
DSP in my Christmas Catalogue Sneak Peak video no.300.
consists of Whisper White, Basic Black and Old Olive, and one side of
each sheet features a generic design that can be used all year - that's
what I call value for money!
decided I wanted to heat emboss my orchids for this card but couldn't
decide what colour embossing powder I wanted to use.
I decided to make one large orchid in each of the options i.e. gold, silver, copper, white, clear and black.
In my mind, I
dismissed black as I thought it'd be too dark, and was very much in
favour of the clear!
After checking them out I decided I liked the black best!
As I was using
Basic Black and Whisper White as my base colours, I found the black
showed the orchids at their very best!
During my tests on embossing
powders, I did one complete large option in each of the options.
CASE'd Elisabeth's idea of leaves stamped on Whisper White Cardstock
(CS) using basic Black Archival Ink, die cut and left uncoloured!
think it's this idea that helps to make Elisabeth's card really pop!
I had to decide what to use as a sentiment!
After much ooh'ing and
ahh'ing, I chose the Happy Birthday from Guy Greetings, which I heat
embossed using Basic Black Embossing Powder.
I punched it out using the
new Pretty Label Punch, and finished it off by adding two Black
Rhinestone Jewels, which will be available from the new Christmas
catalohue whch goes live on 1st. September 2017.
I still need to
decorate the inside of this card!
the last week in August, I'll be sending out a new Christmas Catalogue
to all my customers.
If you would like to receive a free copy, and you
don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please email me your address
and I'll be happy to pop one in the post. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please note, Stampin' Up!
rules only allow me to sell to crafters who have addresses in the UK,
France, Austria, Germany or the Netherlands - I'm really sorry!)
That's it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.