Thursday, 26 April 2018

Love What You Do..........Again

Hello, Crafters.

Today's card uses the Lovely Lipstick Cardstock (CS), as well 
as the Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blend I received, when I 
went to OnStage a couple of weekends ago.  When I started my card, 
I didn't have any idea in my mind what I wanted to do, so I 
decided to stamp the group of three flowers stamp onto 
Whisper White CS using Basic Grey Archival Ink as my starting point!

As well as liking this new colour, Lovely Lipstick, I chose it for 
my flowers as it was the only Stampin' Blend I have in any 
of the new colours! I have three packets of new Designer Series 
Paper (DSP) as part of the Product Purchase Premier that is 
offered to OnStage attendees. 

Unfortnately, I couldn't find a design to co-ordinate with my chosen 
colour, so I went for the gorgeous Petal Passion DSP! I struggled to 
decide which pattern I should use, because several of them looked 
great! After much deliberation,  I settled on the easy option, 
the black and white stripes! 

After I'd spent some very relaxing time fussy-cutting the flowers, it 
was time to decide how I was going to arrange my elements. 
I played with three or four different options before deciding on 
the deisgn you see today. I adhered the flowers by putting Mini
 Dimensionals under each flower head, and I carefully twisted
 the heads slightly so they all looked different from each other!
I wanted to add small bows to each group of flowers, and like 
several other recent occasions, I struggled to find anything 
suitable in my stash apart from Whisper White Baker's Twine. 
When I'm ready to put my next order in, I'm going to get
 a selection of other colours in Baker's Twine so I have a better 
selection to choose from going forward!
I chose the sentiment from the Flrty Flowers Stamp Set, which 
will be retiring on 31st May 2018. After stamping it using 
Basic Grey Archival Ink, I used punches to build up the layers. I
 adhered them together using Tombow, and then added it to 
the card front using Dimensionals. My finishing touch for the card
 front was to add a Basic Pearl to the base of each flower head.
Inside the card I added a layer of Lovely Lipstick CS with a 
layer of Whisper White CS. To decorate the top layer I  
stamped, coloured and fussy cut another group of three flowers. 
I used Tombow to adhere them in the bottom right-hand corner! 
I think this stamp of the three flowers is going to be one of my 
favorite stamps in the new catalogue. Watch this space!
As the Share What You Love Suite will be available to purchase in 
just six days, I'm planning to create projects until then to show you some of 
the different elements available in the bundles. 
 That's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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