lovely start I had to my day yesterday. I had my Stampin’ Up! delivery
via UPS at 8.30 am! This included my Christmas catalogue pre-order
goodies, the new catalogues in all three languages – that’s a first! –
and the hostess gifts for my July customers!
I’m back from the Post Office, I’ll be working on
tomorrow’s video, which I’m hoping is going to be the clutch bag. I just
need to test out my plan for the side crease first. If that goes
according to plan, I’ll get it done with time to spare. ☺
my delivery yesterday, I had a pack of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty
Designer Series Paper (DSP). This has been on my wishlist ever since I
first saw it in the catalogue. I originally fell in love with this style of DSP
when we first had it in Sale-A-Bration (SAB) in 2015. The patterns in
the current set are every bit as gorgeous as the SAB set was.
used the Beautiful Thinlits Dies to die cut two trees using the
Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP. Using Dimensionals cut into very tiny
pieces, I layered the two trees together. I took a piece of Sahara Sand
Cardstock and wiped it with my Embossing Buddy. Using the Wedding
Wishes Stamp from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set, I inked it in Versamark and
stamped it on to the Sahara Sand. I sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. I die cut the sentiment using the no. 2 straight cut die from the Layering Oval Dies. For the
top layer of my card I took a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock and dry
embossed it with the Woodland Embossing Folder.
was at this point I had to decide what I was going to do for the
middle white layer, the sentiment layer and for the birds. You may
consider what I did next was somewhat extravagant but the result is
well worth it. I used the reverse side of the DSP for the middle layer;
also for no. 2 scalloped oval die cut to layer the sentiment
on; and finally for stamping the two birds on and then die cutting them
adhered all the pieces together and was
really pleased with the
finished result. One thing I didn’t mention previously was that I was
disappointed that my white embossing looked quite creamy up against the
white DSP. However, once I’d put everything together, it looked more
like a very light version of Sahara Sand rather than a creamy white. Can
you see what I mean? All in all, I’m very pleased with my finished
card and I’d certainly use my Irresistibly Floral DSP for layering and
stamping on my future cards.
I hope you have a great weekend and until tomorrow, happy crafting.