was overwhelmed by the amazing response I received for my new Facebook
It was finally up and running by about 5.30 pm and
within the first five hours there were thirty-eight members, and
crafters had already started sharing their projects, and chatting.
And to think I’d been
worrying about whether it was a good idea to set up a group or not ! I’m well aware that there are already a great many crafting groups available on
Facebook, and I wasn’t sure if there was room for another one!
If you would like to join the group as well, this is the link: Happy Crafting
not a very imaginative name, but it’s my sign off from my blog, my
videos, my emails and just about everything else, and I thought it’d be
easy to remember Happy Crafting!
was my first play with the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set, and it was the
whirly-type flowers that had first caught my eye!
The problem with the main
flower image is that it has some solid small flowers/berries included with the flower and leaves.
This means when the image is stamped in
black – so that the flower and leaves can be coloured – the small
flowers/berries would be solid black!
There are two ways I thought of to
get round this. I could paint the image on the rubber stamp using three four different
Marker Pens, huffing on it and them stamping!
I rejected this idea because I thought it’d be too time
I moved onto plan B, which was to use tape to cover everything except the
flower, and stamp the flower three times using Sweet Sugarplum
Then I cleaned my stamp and inked up the leaves and a bit of the
surrounding stamps in Emerald Envy Ink.
Finally I coloured the stem with
my Soft Suede Marker Pen, and the flowers with the Berry Burst Marker
Then I fussy cut all the flowers and leaves – which was quite easy
– and then the stem with small flowers/berries, definitely not so easy!
used one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders, and dry-embossed the
centre of the top layer, which was Whisper White Cardstock (CS).
My original plan
was to make the card vertical, but when I decided to make three circles
with the images, I realised I wouldn’t have room for the sentiment.
I adhered the fussy cut elements to the Stitched Shape Whisper White CS
circles, I adhered the flowers, leaves and berries together – making
sure the position with all three of them were at very different
I wrapped some retired Sweet Superplum Ruffled Ribbon around the
top two layers of the card, and adhered the sentiment over it so the
Dimensionals sat either side of the ribbon.
I added a Berry Burst
Glitter Enamel Dot in the centre of each of the larger flowers, and then a tiny Basic Pearls
in the centre of the little flowers/berries.
I forgot to say that I’d
painted the sentment using Marker Pens, and decorated either end with
the stem and small flowers/berries, painted the same way as earlier.
also repeated this twice more to stamp inside the card.
This is a very clean looking card and I enjoyed making it, but it’s not for someone whose in a hurry, or someone who doesn’t like fussy cutting! LOL!
That’s it from me today. Untiltomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
First of all, not one little tiny bit surprised at your response for the Facebook group; apparently there IS room for one more, when Jan B's name is attached! SO happy for you, Jan. And now the card … I've barely touched this one yet myself and there's so much that I like about it, but you've found your way around the challenge of the black "berries" just brilliantly! Love the clean and simple look of this card and the clarity of the colours you've chosen. Well done! Love it!
Hi, Geraldine. It never fails to amaze me how similar we are with our thoughts about cardmakingneg the black "berries". I'm glad you like how I dealt with them! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
Lorraine Turner says
I love my Perennial Birthday stamp set. I first used it with the Perennial Birthday Card kit and loved the stamps. I know that a few are a bit tricky but it can be got around. I have recently made a wreath template with the help from SU Demonstrator Sacha and I used my Perennial Birthday stamps with this. It was a great success.
Hi, Lorraine. Have you shared it on Happy Crafting FB group? I'd love to see it! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.