One of the first jobs I did yesterday when I went into my studio, was
to see if I could take the top two layers off the card base of
yesterday’s card. You may remember that I’d said that I’d
made a big mistake by adhering the layers using Tear & Tape.
It was a mistake because I’d wrapped some of the new
Nature’s Twine around the layers four times. It was so thick I
should have adhered the layers to the card front using Dimensionals
– unfortunately, I’d used double-sided tape!
The good news is that I was able to pull the layers off, as long as I
pulled very gently; and then I used Dimensionals to
re-adhere to the card base! Today’s card is very similar to yesterday’s
card, with a change of colour – I went for Grapefruit Grove and
Basic Black as my colour combo.
Orange is normally my least favourite colour, but this kind of
orange is what I call a milky orange, it’s softer and I quite like it! The script
design Designer Series Paper (DSP), as well as the design I
fussy cut the flowers from, are both from the Share What You Love DSP.
I stamped the leaves onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock
(CS) using Tranquil Tide Ink. To soften the background, I used
the middle size “splodge” stamp from the Love What You Do Stamp Set,
stamped off once with Mint Macaroon Ink and then I stamped
over the leaves.
I used this same technique with the sentiment background, too. I stamped
the sentiment, which is from the same stamp set, using Stazon
Jet Black Ink onto a piece of Whisper White CS. To soften the
look, I stamped over the sentiment with the largest splodge stamp,
stamped off once using the Grapefruit Grove Ink.
When I wrapped some Nature’s Twine around the top two layers,
it was foremost in my mind to adhere it to the card base using
Dimensionals! The good thing about the mistake I made
yesterday is that it’s the kind of mistake I don’t make twice!
I used one of the new Pearlised Doilies behind the sentiment, and
I put a Basic Black CS punched circle behind the doily so the holes
would show through as black – I just wanted to see what effect
this would give! I added some small black Faceted Dots to the
fussy cut flowers, and three large ones top and bottom of the script DSP.
I added a layer of Basic Black CS, topped with a layer of Whisper
White CS, inside the card, and decorated the bottom right-hand
corner with a left over fussy cut flower and three sets of leaves!
The Share What You Love DSP is absolutely gorgeous, and if I’m
not careful, I’m going to fall into the trap of keep making the same
card over and over again, just changing the design of the DSP! LOL!
I hope you have a great weekend, and until tomorrow, happy crafting!
Lorraine Turner says
A great design Jan, I don't know if I am overly keen on the colour Grapefruit Grove but you never know until you have crafted with a a colour yourself. I love the embellishments on this card too. :O)