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
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!