Tuesday, 30 January 2018

More Petal Palette

Hello, Crafters.

I think the Petal Palette Stamp Set and co-ordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies, is my favourite bundle in this year's Spring/Summer catalogue. 

Given how many super sets there are in the 2018 catalogue, I think it speaks volumes about this bundle!

I started today's card with a base of Pink Pirouette Cardstock (CS), then a layer of Whisper White CS, and a top layer of Pink Pirouette CS. 

Before I adhered these layers together, I dry embossed the top layer using the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

If you find that an embossing folder tears your cardstock, do you know how to deal with the problem?

I learned a great tip from France "Frenchie" Martin years ago, and that is to put a layer of our Vellum CS inside the folder on the front i.e. on the side with Sizzix on it. 

I put a line of Fast Fuse along the top of the Vellum CS, and then adhere it inside the embossing folder. 

If I find that this has helped, but not cured the tearing altogether, I add another sheet of Vellum CS on the inside at the back, using Fast Fuse again. 

After this, I leave the sheets in-situ and dry emboss as normal! 

Frenchie has just brought out a new video demonstrating  this.  Frenchie's Video: Tip for Embossing Folders.
I had to share that tip because it really does work! Back to my card!

I took some Whisper White CS and, stamped the bird, the group of three roses and the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 

Then I coloured the bird and the flowers using my Stampin Blends; Dark Crumb Cake for the bird, and Light Pink Pirouette and Light Old Olive for the roses. 

When I die cut them all, I positioned the die for the sentiment right at the beginning of the word "From" so I had a space at the end to adhere some small hearts. 

I couldn't see a current punch that would punch hearts that were small enough, so I looked through my retired punches, and pulled out the Confetti Heart Border Punch - it did the trick beautifully!

I adhered all three elements using Dimensionals. 

My final touch for the front of the card was that I painted over the three little hearts with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, which dries to a shine.

I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS inside the card, and then adhered a small cluster of hearts in the bottom right-hand corner. 

Next I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen again to glaze over these hearts in the same way I did with the hearts on the front of the card. 

Overall, I'm pleased with the finished card, but I do think it would have looked slightly better if I'd adhered the sentiment and the bird a bit lower. 

Fortunately, it's a minor detail which I'm not going to worry about! ☺

I think that's about it from me today! Until tomorrow, happy crafting!


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