Thursday, 4 January 2018

More Petal Palette

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I was busy making my thank you cards for my customers who shopped with me during December. 

At the moment I'm really hooked on the Petal Palette Stamp Set, especially the little robin!

I always keep the designs for my thank you cards simple, and it's extremely rare that I ever use Dimensionals on them. 

Although I kept this design simple, I felt the robin and the sentiment really needed the extra depth of the Dimensionals.

As always, I used our regular Notecards & Envelopes which come in a pack of twenty. 

Using Wild Wasabli Ink, I stamped the long spotty stamp along the bottom of the card.

I judged the position by placing the edge of the wooden block along the bottom edge of the card. 

As I had already folded the card, I found it a great help to sit the wooden stamp of the leaves that I was going to use in the centre of the card, on the top part of the card to hold the card closed while I was stamping. 

Then I turned the card 180°, and stamped the spotty stamp again, judging the same distance as I had for the bottom half of the card.

I did the cards in batches, conveyor-belt style!

I turned the card the right way up, and then stamped the large leaf stamp at an angle so that the stem was pointing down off to the right hand side. 

Each card was a little different, except one of them, which was very diffrent because I stamped the leaf upside down!

Can you see which card I'm referring to? LOL! 

I used the Thank You stamp from the Petal Palette Stamp Set, and stamped the sentiment on ready cut strips.

I have a box of these strips, which are in fact offcuts from where I'd cut sheets of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), for projects gone by!

I keep all the offcut strips from the Whisper White CS in a box ready for times like this. 

I lined the stamp up in the same way I had with the spotty stamp.

It worked well most of the time but I had to discard 2 or 3, or maybe 6 or 7 of them, because I misjudged the position big time! LOL! 
I stamped the robin using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White CS, and coloured the same wy I did on yesterday's video. 

I painted the body using the Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Pen, and then painted his red breast using the Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Pen.

I added Dimensionals on the sentiment, and the robin, and adhered to the card front.

A very simple card but very strking, I think!

Today I'll be putting together my December customers' Happy Mail, which is the earliest I ever been! 
It was a fluke it worked out like this, but I'm going to see If I can do it this way again. 

Yesterday was the first day of 2018 Sale-a-bration, and I'm really pleased that having problems with the Stampin' Up! server are long gone.

I'm also very pleased to see at least three of the orders which came into my online store have been shipped already! 

BIG, BIG THANKS to Stampin' Up! for the amazing service they provide for us all! 

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


  1. Very sweet and simple. Loving that stamp set. I'm sure your customers will love these!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It would certainly be a great card for a beginner! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.