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