Today’s card is another one of those like Topsy in Uncle Tom’s Cabin; it just grew!
For today’s card I
knew I wanted to use the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set, which is one of the
gifts available in the new Sale-a-bration Catalogue, and I felt like doing some colouring!
As I was going to use my Stampin’ Blends, which are our alcohol-based ink pens, for colouring, I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and stamped the bouquet image onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS)
The colours I used are: flowers – light and dark Pink
Pirouette, leaves and stems – Light Old Olive; Ribbon and bow – Rich
Using a piece of a Post It Note, I made a mask for the bouquet, so I could stamp over the background.
I used Smokey Slate Ink, stamped off once, and the splash stamp from the new Waterfront Stamp Set (page 48).
I was colouring, I decided to try a technique I saw a few years ago but
have never tried!
This isn’t a particularly good example for
this technique, but it’s an excellent design to have a first go on,
because I knew I could cut the stems off if it didn’t work out!
couldn’t find any Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Pink Piroutte so I
chose one of the designs from the black and white designs in the Petal Passion DSP.
I coloured the entire sheet using my Stampin’ Blend in Dark Pink Pirouette.
I was painting, the design on the reverse side of the DSP became very
visible, to the extent I started thinking maybe I was creating a new
design with the reverse design manifesting itself as grey!
Once my card was finished, I realised I should have chosen one of the designs which had smaller images.
decided to have the DSP as a slim panel, rather than a full layer, because I wanted to use the happy birthday sentiment from the Vertical Sentiments Stamp Set.
Next I took two strips of Pink Pirouette Cardstock (CS) and punched out two strips using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.
I rounded the ends of the ribbon strips the same way I showed in video No.341 – Gift Card Holder.
Using Tombow, I adhered one strip on each side of the DSP panel.
Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the sentiment on the right hand-side of the Whisper White CS layer.
Next I adhered the DSP strip on the left-hand side, leaving a gap of approximately 1/4″.
Before I adhered the layers together on the front of the Pink Pirouette
card base, I tied some of the new 1/4″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon around
the lower ppart of the card front, and tied it into a bow.
Next I painted the
flowers, leaves and stems using my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.
I still have a lot of the really small
pearls from the old style Basic Pearls, I added one to each of the black
bobble flowers in the bouquet!
I also adhered a layer of Whisper White
CS, so there was a space for a message.
As I went to adhere it inside the card, I was holding it upside down
which was a really happy mistake because I think it looks so much nicer at the top, like a real curtain!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a lovely, relaxing weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.