Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a great weekend.
had a lovely day yesterday, getting my March happy mail ready for
posting to my customers.
I really don’t know what happened with my order
this month because it took eleven days to arrive – I think this is the
first time I’ve ever had to wait so long for a delivery, in all my six
years as a demonstrator.
Talking with other demos, nobody else seems to
have had this problem, so I’m just putting it down to gremlins in the
now and 1st June, 2018, I’m going to be using cardstock in the retiring
Boy, didn’t I get caught out with Flirty Flamingo?
In case you
weren’t following the story about my swaps, for the Onstage Convention
last weekend, I concentrated on using Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo
for my card front swaps.
I chose these two as they are two of the
retiring 2016 – 2018 InColours, so I thought it was a great opportunity
to use my cardstock in these two colours!
Flirty Flamingo is coming back as one of our core colours on 1st June
Never mind…….onwards and upwards! LOL!
very simple card is in Pink Pirouette, which is retitring, and Whisper
White, which is staying!
You may remember I was playing with the
Embroidery Hoops recently, and made a card.
At the same time, I also
made this kind of half-wreath!
I can’t think of a better name for it –
started with some Embroidery Hoops and a packet of the Touches of
Nature Elements (neither product is being carried forward but there are
some similar wood elements on the way).
I painted on the white side of
the wooden elements using my Stampin’ Blends: Light Old Olive for the
leaves, and Dark Pink Piouette for the centre flower, and Light Pink
Pirouette for the two outer flowers.
I gave them a short while to dry off
properly, and then painted over them with a thick layer of the Fine Tip
I wanted enough glue for it to dry with a curve, but not so
much that the glue rolled off!
I allowed the glue to dry overnight, and
the next day, I adhered the shapes in position using Tombow.
create my card I decided the “wreath” would look best on it’s
own…………a clean and simple card, but I have to confess, I found
it a struggle to come up with a design I was happy with.
card came together, but it was a very slow process, which is very
unusual for me.
I chose to use the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder on Pink Pirouette Cardstock (CS) as the background, and I stamped one of the images from the A Good Day
Stamp Set, using Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White CS.
Then I coloured it, punched it out with the 1 3/8″ Scallop Circle
Punch, and mounted it on two layers of Dimensionals.
I laid the
Embroidery Hoop onto the Basket Weave Pink Pirouette CS layer, and placed
the image inside!
This was definitely not a good idea!
I moved it away
and decided to dress the Embroidery Hoop up with small pearls on the
exposed part of the rim, and I added two small pearls on the outer
flowers and one large Pearl on the centre flower.
Now, my card was developing
into a design I found pleasing!
I added the sentiment from the Balloon
Celebration Stamp Set, stamped on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock
using Pink Piroutte Pink Ink.
(I’m really pleased that this stamp set will be carried forward into the new catalogue! YAY!)
I rounded the ends of the sentiment using a 3/4″ circle
My final touch for the front of the card was to add a small bow tied with our
Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon, and adhered it in place using Tombow.
final touches inside the card were adhering a layer of Whisper White CS, and then I stamped my favourite corner stamp from the Hold on to Hope
Stamp Set, using Pink Piroutte Pink Ink.
I’m very pleased to say that this stamp set is also being carried forward!
I enjoyed playing with these
wooden elements, and I must look at other ways of using them!
That’s it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Very pretty and dainty Jan. Love it! The wee elements on the wreath bottom are just exquisite and I do like the pearls strung around he upper arch of the wreath, with the tiny bow. So sweet!
Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased I stocked up with the old-style format of Basic Pearls from last year's retirement list, so I still have the "strings" of pearls – I wouldn't like to put them all on one by one! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Lorraine Turner says
I love the embossing folder used in this project Jan, it is top of my WISH LIST because it is so versatile. It looks amazing backing lots of different images or dies. Thank you for demonstrating a way of using the embroidery hoops on a card that is very, very pretty and I am sure that there are many young ladies who would love to receive a card such as this. :O)