My first proper order from the new catalogue arrived yesterday and it was jam-packed with goodies. I wasn’t planning on making a video to show you what I bought but I’m having second thoughts now. On page 175 of the new catalogue is a new product called Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate and I think you need to see it to fully appreciate it. Please let me know if you’d like to see my new products videoed. ☺
Yesterday I used the new stamp set called Mixed Borders which is on page 123. I don’t know how I found out but when I first saw this stamp set, I didn’t realise the borders were continuous with a space in the middle which is the space for one of the sentiments! It’s a brilliant idea!
Although I have all the Stampin’ Up! Clear Blocks that are available, I found this stamp has to be placed on the largest oblong block – F – at an angle. I know stamps can be used on our stamp cases, which is alright if your hands are big enough to hold it steady without it pinging open! I don’t know how well you’d see through the photopolymer, even if you use an empty stamp box – not something I’d like to try.
To make my card, I started with a card base of Emerald Envy Cardstock, then a layer of Peekaboo Peach and a top layer of Whisper White. Using the Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the flowery border about an inch up from the bottom. Using my Peekaboo Marker Pen, I coloured the large flowers and the centres of the small black flowers. Then I used my Daffodil Delight Marker Pen to colour the centre of the large flowers. Again, using the Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the sentiment I HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS AMAZING in the gap between the flowers towards the right hand side. As it’s a photopolymer stamp, I didn’t feel the need to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig! I took some scrap Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the flowery border again, and I also stamped the leafy border.
I coloured the large flowers as before and I used the Emerald Envy Marker Pen to colour the leaves. Then I fussy cut the flowers, the four pairs of identical leaves and separated them into singles, and also one large single leaf.
I adhered the top layer to the Peekaboo Peach layer using Tombow. Then I wrapped a piece of the new Ruched Ribbon around the front and adhered it at the back with Fast Fuse. Then I adhered the card front to the card base. I curled the petals of the three flowers upwards and adhered them in the corner using Tombow. I adhered the full leaves I’d separated from the pairs along the flowery border. I used Tombow to adhere the “half” leaves behind the three flowers in such a way that it can’t be seen that they’re incomplete!
I used a glue dot to adhere the ribbon to the card front and then I used another glue dot for the fourth flower and the single leaf. I adhered these where the glue dot was under the ribbon just below the sentiment.
That’s about it today. I’m off to work now but will be back in my craft room late this afternoon to play with another new stamp set! ☺ Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Annette Smith says
Gorgeous, yet so simple, just love this card xx
Hi, Annette. I think this is a case of less is more. I' really pleased you like this card. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
A video showing new products? YES PLEASE!
Are you sure, Geraldine? LOL! That's sorted then, I'll do it, hopefully in time for Sunday. Many thanks for your determined feedback. ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Audrey Shaw says
Erm!? unboxing video?!?!?!? yes please (just because I'm nosy lol) Another lovely card Jan. Isn't it strange how we don't "see" ccertain things in the catalogue until somebody uses them!! Thank you :o)
Hi, Audrey. I didn't see it in the catalogue either. I don't remember how I found out! Glad you like the video and of course, I'm happy to do a video. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Ann Lauzon says
I just love everything about this card. I really like the way you told us what page the items are on in the catalogue, it makes it so much easier to find them. Here's a tip about using large stamps, just stick it on one of your clear Big Shot plates, and you are ready to stamp. Works pretty good, because you can see through the plate…Ann in Canada
Hi, Ann. LOL! I can't see through my Big Shot Cutting Plates, they're so well used…………and they're warped! I'm glad you found page numbers helpful too. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Doris D. says
i just love the simplicity of this card. Beautiful. And yes to a video. You always explain things so well. Good day!
Hi, Doris. I think less is more with today's card. A video it is then! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Pearl Hudson says
love this pretty card and love the colors you chose. that ribbon is fabulous. cheers Jan.
Many thanks, Pearl. I love this ribbon too, it has character. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
Ka Hook says
Beautiful card and yes I would love to see a video on new products.
Many thanks for your feedback, Kathy. I've so much positive response to the video, I'll be recording it today and will post it on Sunday morning. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Love the simplicity and cheerfulness of the colours and layout of this card, Jan. Aren't those new colours just delicious? Very, very nice indeed!! (I got so caught up in the offer of a video on new products, I forgot to go back and comment on your card! Duh! So sorry about that!!) : -)
Hi, Geraldine. I wasn't sure about the new colours at first, apart from Dapper Denim, but they are definitely growing on me now that I'm actually using them! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.