|This is card number 2.|
If you checked out the
mini Stampin’ Blends Catalogue that I linked to yesterday’s blog, you
will have seen the Colour Me Happy Project Kit and co-ordinating Colour
Me Happy Stamp Set.
Please note that if you order both items as a
bundle, you’ll saveb10%.
|A close up of card number 2.|
I decided to work on the card that appeals to me most in this kit, and
to give you my feedback.
I started by opening the kit and photographing
it in four groups: the instruction leaflet, the envelopes, the card bases, and the
I have also included a photograph of the stamp set called Colour Me Happy.
|This is card number 2 with the envelope.|
My first thought when I opened up the Project Kit, was that the colours of the envelopes
was back to front, but of course they weren’t!
bear in mind that I’m not a good “painter”, and this was my first play
with our Stampin’ Blends.
|This is card number 3 with the envelope open.|
The colour goes on beautifully smoothly, with
no streaking, and I loved using them.
Looking at the picture on the
leaflet, Stampin’ Up! had used the Dark Pink Pirouette for the centre of
the flower, and Light Pink Pirouette on the outside, so I followed suit.
|This is card number 1.|
I made a
real pig’s ear of my first piece of angled cardstock, mainly because my Memento
Tuxedo Black Ink Pad was really dry – my stamping was atrocious!
I’ll remedy this by cutting myself
another piece of angled cardstock using my regular Whisper White
Cardstock, and re-inking my ink pad of course!!
|This is close up of card number 1.|
I wasn’t happy with dark on the nside, light on the outside, so I changed over to
dark on the edges and light in between.
If you look at the card with
the thick strip of Gold Glimmer Paper, you’ll see three SU flowers and
four of mine.
There is no right or wrong way of painting as we are
allowed artistic licence, fortunately! LOL!
|The instruction leaflet.|
adhering the flowery cardstock to the card base, the instructions were
to adhere a piece of the Gold Foil Tape so it would just tuck underneath
the edge of the cardstock.
As I always struggle with straight lines anyway, I took a
lot of care lining up the correct position for the tape………….and
still got it wrong! No surprises there!
I moved onto Plan B, and managed to
correct my mistake, but it showed!
I persevered and adhered the
sentiment – which I had changed to Thank You from the Banners for You
Stamp Set – using Tombow.
|Colour Me Happy Stamp Set|
I decided I really didn’t like the scruffy
looking Gold Foil Tape, so I covered it with a strip of
Paper from my stash!
Unfortunately, this went over the top of the
sentiment, so I added another on top but using Dimensionals
the next card, I went straight for a narrower strip of Gold Glimmer
Paper, and adhered the banner over it.
When I’d adhered the banner on the third card, I looked over at the second card, and from the
side, the bump where the banner went over the gold was visible. Grrr!!
took two more banners – there were six in the kit – and put them on top
I can make another two from Pink Pirouette
cardstock when I’m ready to make the fourth card.
final touch was to add three sequins to each card, but I don’t like
|The card bases – 4 designs, 4 cards of each.|
Instead, I painted some Basic Rhinestones with the Dark Pink
Piroutte Blend Pen, added one to the centre of each flower, and some to
The colour of the painted Rinestones is really very pretty – I love it!
that I’ve sussed out how it’s best for me to put this first design
together, I love it and I can see how easy it’ll be to replicate this
I also think the envelopes are stunning, too, they look so classy with the gold foil edging!
That’s it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.