I watched a new video from Frenchie, aka France Martin, and it really
struck a cord with me!
She made the video primarily to show how to store
more stamp sets, but she also explained how she keeps tabs on stamp
sets she’s bought and hasn’t used!
This is sooo me!!
Her idea is so
simple, I’m going to be doing it!
Basically, she puts a piece of Washi
Tape on the spine of each new stamp set case and removes it once she’s used that
Therefore she can see at a glance which stamp sets she hasn’t used
I’ve put the video below in case you’d like to see it.
I had this system up and running already, I would have removed the
Washi Tape from my Orange Blossom Stamp Set after I’d finished making today’s card!
When I started, I didn’t have any idea what
I wanted to do for today’s card, and chose this stamp set just because I
haven’t used it before!
card base is Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Whisper
White CS, and a top layer of Flirty Flamingo CS.
I took a scrap of computer paper ,
and tested stamping the main flower with a whole range of different
colours before I eventually settled on Flirty Flamingo.
stamped five flowers onto some scraps of Whisper White CS using Flirty
Flamingo Ink, and fussy cut them.
I also stamped three stems of leaves
using Pear Pizzazz Ink and I fussy cut them too.
I laid a Delicate White
Doily onto the top layer of my card and arranged the flowers and leaves.
The layer definitely needed something – it looked so bland!
I used the
script stamp from the Background Bits Hostess Stamp Set.
I stamped it
five times using Flirty Flamingo starting at the top of the layer, and
working towards the bottom, moving from left to right to left as I worked
my way down the layer.
The flowers needed centres and I considered
various options, like Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinstones, stamping dots in a darker colour, etc.
I decided to fussy cut some little flowers from
the Flirty Flamingo design in the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.
I adhered them in the centres of the flowers using Tombow, and then adhered the three main
flowers and three stems onto the doily using Dimensionals.
took another scrap of Whisper White CS, and using Flirty Flamingo Ink, I
stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set.
Next I took my Paper Snips and cut around the sentiment creating curves
here and there, and then I adhered it to the card front using Dimensionals.
seen this technique used by one or two other crafters before but have
never done it myself, and I have to say I’m really pleased wth the
To complete my card, I adhered a Whisper White layer inside my
card and adhered the remaining two stamped flowers in the bottom right
Frenchie’s video is just below. ☺ That’s it for today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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