I'm pleased to say hubby retrieved my email that I somehow managed to wipe off my laptop yesterday! Pheww!!
I had my first play with the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, which is a
two-step stamping set! Personally, I don't like sunflowers but I've seen
some fabulous ideas crafters have come up with using this set with all sorts
of different colours for the flowers.
I think sunflowers in
non-sunflower colours look very much like asters! I
chose to go with Powder Pink and Smokey Slate for my card as it gave me
an opportunity to use our fabulous 0.5" Gingham Ribbon!
deciding the colour scheme for today's card, I had to decide on the
background for the flowers. As we have a co-ordinating punch for the
leaves, I'd already decided I'd be fussy cutting the flowers, so I wanted to use an all over background stamp.
Whisper White Cardstock (CS), I stamped two flowers using Powder Pink
Ink, and five sets of leaves using Pear Pizzazz Ink. I used Smokey
Slate, stamped off once for the centres of the flowers, and then added
the little stamp of five dots at full strength ink.
cut the flowers out, I punched the leaves out, but did a lousy job
lining two of them up! Rather than dicard them, I trimmed off the excess
white cardstock that was visible, and they were good to go!
I chose the HAPPY BIRTHDAY
stamp from the Better Together Stamp Set. Using Smokey Slate ink, I
stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White CS, and punched it
out using our new Everyday Label Punch.
I also punched out one shape in
Powder Pink CS, and cut it in half vertically. I adhered each piece at
either end behind the sentiment using Tombow.
digressed! Back to the background for the top layer of Whisper White
I recently bought three more background stamps: Marbled, Sheet Music
and Diagonal Stripe. I already have Burlap, Hardwood and Watercolour
I was disappointed when Stampin' Up retired the Designer Series
Paper (DSP) Stacks that we could buy in the colour families. I loved
having these because it meant I always had some DSP in any colour I was
By having a selection of background stamps, I'm now back
in the same position of being able to have DSP in any colour I'm
working with, albeit stamped by me! I
chose to use the Marbled Stamp for today's card with Smokey Slate Ink,
stamped off once! The effect is stunning!
I adhered this top layer to a
layer of Powder Pink CS, and then adhered a piece of the Smokey Slate
Gingham Ribbon around the centre. Using Tombow, I adhered this layer to the
Whisper White card base.
I used Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment so
it was over the ribbon, and then I adhered the two flowers in position using Dimensionals. I adhered the leaves also using Dimensionals,
except where I overlapped them onto the sentiment, I used Tombow. I finished the front
of the card by adding tiny pearls to the flower centres.
the card I adhered a layer of Powder Pink CS, and then a layer
of Whisper White CS on top! I stamped a flower in Powder Pink and wanted
to add some leaves, so I took timeout to stamp a mask onto a Post It
Note (PIN) and fussy cut it.
I didn't find it easy to pick out particular features on the
two individual flower stamps to remember how they were positioned.
I decided to stamp the
first stamp on a PIN and then onto what would be the Masking PIN. I paid particular attention to make sure I kept the stamp in exactly the same position for both PINS!
On the first PIN I drew
a line around two areas which I felt I'll be able to recognise next time I
use this stamp set. Then I repeated the pocess for the second stamp i.e.
first stamp on a separate PIN, and then stamp it again but this time on top of the flower already stamped on the Masking PIN.
Again I drew on two areas I felt would be easy to
recognise easily next time. I hope I've explained this in a way it makes sense!
The mask worked brilliantly, and I was pleased how the stamped leaves came out! I won't know if my plan with the PIN's is good or not until next time I
try using it! Fingers crossed!
about it for today. My daughter and I are both taking time out to go
out for coffee together this morning, just so we can enjoy some quality Mother and
Daughter time together! ☺
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.