I finished making all the July Customer Thank You Gifts
I need – so far – to be sending out next week. You may remember the July Gift is a
Freestanding Post-It Note Holder. I’ll now make sure I stay on top of
this as new orders come in, so I don’t finish up with a last minute
panic. Today, I shall be making my July Thank You cards, too!
had a little bit of time left over to create a card for today and
decided to use the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set. This is a set I haven’t
had a play with yet and decided to start with the smallest flower
For the first attempt I used Blushing Bride Ink for all three
steps which didn’t create any real level of shading. For the second
attempt, I used Flirty Flamingo for the the top outline stamp which I
did first. Then I did the third stamp, the all over colour, in Blushing
Bride and lastly I used the second stamp, again in Blushing Bride. I was
really happy with the result.
a coordinating punch for this stamp set call the Blossom Builder Punch. I stamped my petals horizontally, with the top of the petal pointing to
the right, on a 1″ strip. This will help to keep the amount of wasted
cardstock to a minimum strip.
make today’s card I started with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock, with a
layer of Blushing Bride and a top layer of Crumb Cake. I stamped the
sentiment from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set at the bottom of the toper
using Soft Suede Ink. Then I placed the top layer inside the Petal Burst
Embossing Folder, leaving the bottom 1.5″ exposed, and cranked it
through the Big Shot.
I wrapped a piece of Soft Suede Ribbon around the
join and adhered at the back using SNAIL. I attached the two layers to
the card base using Tombow.
stamped five petals as described above and punched them out. Using a
pencil, I gently curled the petals downwards and attached Glue Dots to
the ends. I also punched out a Whisper White circle using the half inch
circle punch. Then I attached the petals onto the half inch circle. I
stamped the sta flower centre in the same was as I did the flower and
adhered it in the centre of the petals using a Glue Dot. I finished off
by adding a large Pearl in the centre of the flower.
A clean, simple card. I wonder
what it would look like if I’d curled the petals up rather that down?
We’ll see! That’s about it for today.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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