I watched a new video from Frenchie, aka France Martin, and it really
struck a cord with 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 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!
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 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.
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.
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
Frenchie’s video is just below. ☺ That’s it for today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.