Yesterday I was up and out early yesterday to pop into Croydon for some shopping. I needed a 30cm x 30cm box-mount photograph frame so I could frame my Telford Sampler swaps. I found what I needed and came back to Coulsdon, went to the bank and the printers and then I came back home for a really lovely cup of tea!
Then it was time to create today’s card. I’ve used three retiring stamp sets: Boys Will Be Boys, Pictogram Punches and Bordering Blooms – another three sets I’ll be sorry to see go. It probably seems that I’ll be sorry to see all the stamps sets go!
You may remember when I posted my Baby Wipe Technique Card on Thursday, I said if you keep your baby wipe pad in one of the Stampin’ Up! DVD’s it’ll keep moist so you can use them again. And that’s what I’ve used on yesterday’s card for the flowers and butterflies. The “ink pad” is still very moist. I’ll keep trying it every couple of days and see how it lasts!
I started with a card base of Very Vanilla Card Stock and then a layer from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. I was amazed at how similar the design on this sheet is to the vine I used along the bottom of the top layer of card stock. I stamped the vases in Mint Macaroon on Very Vanilla Card Stock and then cut them out. I cleaned the stamp and stamped the vases onto the top Very Vanilla layer using Cucumber Crush Ink. I adhered the Mint Macaroon vases over the top using Dimensionals. I stamped the flowers using my baby wipe ink pad and selected areas on the pad so I was able to get three Melon Mambo, three Bermuda Bay and three Daffodil Delight Flowers. After I had adhered them to the card frond using Tombow, I put a small drop of Crystal Effects – another product that’s going to be retired – in the centre of each.
I stamped the sentiment onto a slim strip of Very Vanilla Card Stock. To create the layer, I used the same DSP as the middle layer and punched out a label using the Decorative Label Punch. I cut the top and bottom pieces off and adhered behind the sentiment, which I then adhered to the card front with Dimensionals. I painted the flowers, butterflies and the strip across the vases using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
LOVE this card … it's a "must-do" and I really loved the almost festive look of your baby-wipes flower card a couple of days ago also, but I have yet to get to that project! Beautiful as always … just so fresh looking and cheerful! Love it!! Well done again, as only we have become accustomed to seeing from your gifted hands!! Thank you so much for reminding us of this fun technique!
Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased you like this project. I've been wanting to try it for ages and now that I have, I wished I'd done it earlier. It's so easy and so satisfying! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Pearl Hudson says
Hello Jan . love this card. it is so fresh and says spring. i love the mint macron color. TFS.cheers
Hi, Pearl. I agree, it definitely shouts Spring! I also agree with you about Mint Macaroon, such a soft colour. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Stamps and Paper says
Such pretty colours Jan and love your petty vases and those little fluttering butterfliews …gorgeous card
Many thanks, Anne. So pleased you like my Spring card. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
1Happy Crafter says
Ahh I found it lol, this card is beautiful, to bad they retired the stamp set though but i'm sure i should find something like it in the new catalogue xx Wendy
Hi, Wendy. Glad you found it! Have fun. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.