hadn't noticed this stamp before, and wondered how many others haven't
noticed it either!
It's from the Bike Ride Stamp Set and is a three step
stamp, which I found difficult to do.
In fact, I gave up trying, and
just painted it using my Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist Marker Pens.
is one of those cards that just happened, i.e. it wasn't inspired by anything in particular!
My first attempt at stamping this image was to stamp the main
stamp onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Black Archival
I didn't like this because the centres of the
flowers were solid black - far too heavy for such a small image.
For my second attempt, I used Basic Grey Archival Ink, and once it was
dried it looked a lot softer, which made it so much easier to choose the
colours for the card.
Now that I've finished my card, the grey gives
the bunch of flowers a "hazy" kind of look, which I rather like!
I explained yesterday, I've brought all my retiring colours to the
front of my cardstock trolley so I can see at a quick glance which ones
I need to concentrate on, when it comes to using up those colours that will be retired within a couple of months.
It's always sad to say goodbye to colours that are leaving, but it's more sad with certain colours - Pink Pirouette is one of the them!
So that's what I chose for my flowers with Marina Mist as my
complimentary colour, plus Whisper White.
I went to my boxes to see what layers I already had cut to size, I
found a Whisper White top layer ready dry-embossed with the Dynamic
Basket Weave Embossing Folder.
This is ideal for a background behind a small image.
I die-cut the flower image using the second size Stitched Shape
Oval Framelit Die, and layered it onto a piece of Marina Mist cardstock
that I die cut using the third largest size Stitched Shape Oval
There are so many times, including now, that I think these
dies make the cardstock look so much like leather!!
chose the GET WELL SOON from the Apron of Love Stamp Set, and stamped
it on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock using Marina Mist Ink.
punched it out using the Classic Label Punch, I also punched two more
Classic Labels in Marina Mist.
I cut one in half lengthways, and adhered
to the back of the Whisper White strip, with a small amount of blue showing through, above and below,
and then cut the other one in half vertically.
When I tried to adhere
one at each end of the Whister White label it just didn't look right so I
left those two pieces off!
The final touches on the front of my card were two Basic Rhinestones - one either end of the sentiment.
I also tied a small bow in Pink & White Baker's Twine, and adhered it with Tombow, to the paper wrapped around the bunch of flowers.
decorate the inside of the card, I adhered a layer of Marina Mist
cardstock, and I stamped my favourite Hold on to Hope corner stamp in three
For the fourth corner, I stamped the butterfly that comes with
that stamp set - it's something a bit different! ☺
That's about it from me today, so untl tomorrow, happy crafting,