Saturday, 21 April 2018

Petals & More Thinlits

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend, with weather equally as lovely 
as ours - sunshine, warmth, blue skies! We're making the most of it 
as this is unusual for April, and I'm sure our normal 
April showers will arrive soon!
Yesterday when I was making tomorrow's video, I was showing  the dies 
I was going to use from the Petals & More Thinlits, and 
showed the die cuts on the back of the magnetic sheet that was holding the dies.
 I made a comment about the stand-alone dies i.e.
 those that don't have a co-ordinating stamps, and it occurred to me that, apart
from the long decorative die, I don't think I've played 
with any of them. I decided there and then I would remedy that for 
today's card!
I carried on and finished recording the video, and once I'd set it up 
to start downloading onto YouTube, I set about make my card. 
 I decided to use the large die, and die cut the branches and leaves 
in Wild Wasabi Cardstock (CS), which I adhered onto a 
layer of Whisper White CS. It was like looking at a blank canvas,
 trying to decide where to go from here! The obvious choice was fruit, 
as in the Fruit Basket Stamp Set which has four 
co-ordinating punches, or flowers, like blossom, which made me 
think about the two new packets of the Touches of
Nature Wood Elements that were sitting on my desk - I was off!
 I chose Pink Pirouette as my co-ordinating colour, which, like Wild 
Wasabi, will be retiring on 31st May 2018! I coloured the 
white side of five of the small wooden daisy-like flowers using the Dark 
Pink Piroutte Stampin' Blend, and then adhered them in strategic 
positions using Tombow to hold them in place. Another product 
I've been enjoying using recently is the Fine Tip Glue Pen, 
which I used to paint over the daisies, 
On three of the flowers, the glue formed beautiful mounds, and
 on the other two it spread into one large covering, and went
 into the centre hole as well, blocking it up! Although the 
branches, leaves and blossom were looking good, 
the card front needed something else i.e. more than just 
a sentiment, and I thought of the three 
butterflies from the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set. 
I stamped them onto a piece of Whisper White CS, using Jet 
Black Stazon Ink, and I coloured them using my Wild Wasabi and 
Pink Piroutte Marker Pens. To finish the card front, I fussy cut the 
butterflies, and adhered them using Dimensionals. Next I adhered small
 Basic Pearls in the centres of the daisies, and painted the 
wood elements with a second coat of the Fine Tip Glue.
  I tied a piece of retired Pink Piroutte Ribbon into a bow, around the card front, 
and stamped HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Hostess In The City 
Stamp Set in Wild Wasabi at the bottom of the card front.
 I had already adhered a layer of Pink Pirouette and Whisper White
Cardstock inside the card, but couldn't decorate it yet 
 without the risk of smudging the daisis. The final touch was 
painting the three butterflies using my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen! 
 A very pleasing card methinks! 
That's about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting!



  1. Replies
    1. Hi, Annette. I'm pleased you like today's project. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Very sweet and simple. Love it, Jan! Enjoy your lovely Spring weather for as long as you're able and have a happy weekend, crafting if you're able! TFS

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Many thanks. Very Spring-like while I weather is very much like summer! I love the warmth! I hope your weather has warmed up too! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.