Monday, 30 April 2018

Love What You Do Thank You Card

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a super weekend. 
Tomorrow sees the start of the Share What You Love Suite Pre-release,
 and today's is the fourth card I've made using products in this 
fabulous Suite!
I started by embossing a layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) 
using the fabulous Dynamic Lovely Floral Embossing Folder which, 
like all the other Dynamic Embossing Folders, creates a 
stunning look! The depth of the embossing is just amazing.

 I set my Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer as close to the edge of the
 Embossing Folder on the side and on the top, because I wanted quite 
a large area that was non-embossed. I had already decided that I wanted 
to create this card without using the Share What You Love Designer
 Series Paper (DSP) as I felt I was getting hooked onto
 fussy cutting it! LOL! 

The only option this left me with was stamping an image, and I chose
 two of three possible flowers and leaves stems. After choosing which
 circle die I wanted to use to die cut the image, I drew a pencil 
circle round the inside of the die.
  I stamped the green leaf stem in the centre of the circle using 
Tranquil Tide ink, and then I had a look at how much I would stamp
 over the green, with my flower stem using Rich Razzleberry Ink. 
This was very easy as the stamp set is photopolymer, and allowed 
me the chance to cover up certain areas.
Using Post It Notes, I covered the area on the right-hand side 
where I didn't want my Rich Razzleberry to go, and stamped. It 
turned out I'd covered far too much and there were quite big gaps
between the leaf stem and the flower stem. Not being one for giving
 in easily,  I repeated the process on the left-hand side, and 
finished up with a much better effect.
 I used the brush tip of my Rich Razzleberry Marker Pen to fill in the 
flower circles as well as drawing in the stems I'd lost. It worked remarkably 
well, and I was pleased with the result. I stamped the sentiment using 
Tranquil Tide Ink, and decorated the edge using the Decorative Ribbon 
Border Punch so the sentiment had a scalloped edge to match the circle.
 I decorated the inside of the card by stamping one of each stem along
 the bottom. And not a piece of DSP to be seen anywhere! I thoroughly 
enjoyed making this card, despite the very fiddly part putting the scallop
 edge around the sentiment - I just wish I could get things straight! LOL! 
That's it from me for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting!


  1. This is gorgeous Jan, waiting for my suite to be delivered tomorrow. I love everything about it. xx

    1. Hi, Christine. No doubt it's arrived by now, and you've found out for yourself what a fabulous suite this is! ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. This looks like such a lovely stamp set Jan! I really love what you've done with this card too! Gorgeous embossing folder too! TFS as always.

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It's a gorgeous suite which I'm finding very easy to promote. I need to try and stop using it so I can use up the last of my Designer Series Paper that'll be retiring at the end of this month! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.