And all of a sudden, it’s the weekend again! Mind you, it has
been a short week for us in the UK as Monday
was a Bank Holiday!
Just by way of a change I decided to make two cards the same
for today, but with the colour scheme reversed, i.e. one is Rich
Razzleberry and Whisper White and the other one is Whisper
White and Rich Razzleberry.
The flowers are from the Love What You Want Stamp Set,
which is in the Early Release Suite called Share What You Love.
I stamped the images with Basic Black Archival Ink, and I used
the small splodge stamp to colour the flowers.
I did this by stamping with Rich Razzleberry Ink once, and then
again on the second half of the flower so the ink was much lighter.
To give the flowers some background, I stamped the largest
splodge over it using Sahara Sand Ink.
I die cut the image using the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits
Die. The dry-embossed flower on the top layer has been created
using the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder which is part
of the Share What You Love Suite.
As with all the Stampin’ Up! Dynamic Embossing Folders, the
depth of the embossing is amazing! Details of how I stamped the
actual flowers will be part of a future post! I chose the sentiment
from the Cake Soiree Stamp Set that says MAY YOUR DAY
BE AS WONDERFUL AS YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
I only wanted the HAPPY BIRTHDAY, so I masked over
the rest of the sentiment before I inked the stamp. After I
removed the tape, I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of
Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and fish-tailed each end.
The banner looked very stark against the image, and I corrected theis by stamping over the sentiment with the big splodge stamp and Sahara Sand Ink. Although the stamping is only just visible, it makes a huge difference overall.
To finish off the front of my cards, I was somewhat
over-generous with the Basic Rhinestones by putting three on the
image, three on the sentiment and five or six on the
I added an extra layer or two inside the cards, and fussy cut a
Rich Razzleberry flower from a sheet from the Share What You Love
Designer Series Paper. I’m happy with how both cards turned out,
but I think my favourite – just by a smidgin’ – is the card with the Whisper
White card base! Do you have a favourite?
I hope you have a lovely weekend doing whatever it is you’ve
planned, and I’ll be back tomorrow. Until then, happy crafting!
Geraldine Homenchuk says
What a great visual in showing the contrasts that doing "opposites" can produce! Amazing! I agree with you too Jan, this is such a versatile suite … truly lovely. Thanks so much again for the share and once more, happy, happy weekend … along with some happy crafting time too!!
Hi, Geraldine. It's amazing how different the same card can look if in different colours! Somebody suggested I could have put a Rich Razzleberry Layer under the flower. I think taht would have looked nice. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Lorraine Turner says
I like both cards Jan, but if I had to choose it would be the Rich Razzleberry coloured card; because it is vibrant and the flowers and the Whisper White card stock stands out against this colour. Great cards Jan, two for one as they say. What do you do with all the cards you make Jan? :O)
Hi, Lorraine. Many thanks. I used to do craft shows and sold them there but I've given up doing shows – a lot of hard work for poor returns! Now I give them to my Church and also charities. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.