What a fabulous week it’s been for me! I’m still on Cloud 9!
My card today is definitely what I call a Topsy card i.e. it just grew
(Uncle Tom’s Cabin). And because my card grew, I finished up
using four stamp sets, which I always consider to be a bit excessive.
It would have been three sets if my first choice of flowers had
followed through, but hey ho, these things happen! My original
flower choices were the two outline flowers in the Oh So Eclectic
Stamp Set. I stamped the open flower image onto my top layer
of Blushing Bride Cardstock (CS) using Blushing Bride Ink.
I stamped three images of each flower in Versamark on Vellum CS
and then heat-embossed them using Whisper White Embossing
Powder. I painted the backs of each flower using my Light
Rich Razzleberry Stampin Blend’.
I die-cut the flowers using dies from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits
Dies, but whichever way I tried to arrange the flowers on my
smaller piece of Blushing Bride CS, they were just too big! I decided
to try the two outline flower designs in the Cake Soiree Stamp Set.
Next I created three Whisper White heat-embossed flowers
of both designs on vellum, but left them unpainted!
After I’d die-cut them using the Sweet Cake Framelits, I found I had
plenty of options as to which way I could arrange them. I used the stem
image from the Touches of Textures Stamp Set, and stamped three
images at various heights, using Granny Apple Green Ink.
I adhered one large, and two smaller flowers on top pf the stems using
Dimensionals, and I was really pleased with theresult! Before I adhered
the image to the card, I wrapped a piece of our gorgeous 3/8″ Mini
Ruffled Ribbon in Powder Pink around the image. To keep things simple,
I tied the ribbon into a knot!
I struggled to find a sentiment I liked to fit in the small space just above
the flowers so settled for JUST FOR YOU which is from the Rooted
in Nature Stamp Set.Inside the card I added a layer of Whisper White CS
and then a top layer of Blushing Bride CS. One of the large
heat-embossed flowers disappeared – and I still haven’t found it! – so
I adhered the remaining two flowers in the bottom right-hand corner.
At this stage I think I lost concentration for a while because I normally
have a Whisper White CS layer on top inside my cards. Although
it wasn’t planned, I think the card looks really nice with a Blushing
Bride inside, and it’s cetainly light enough to stamp and/or
write a sentiment on!
That’s it from me today, and until tomnorrow, happy crafting.
Mary-Ann Lynch says
Oh Jan, such an elegant card. I am not the best crafter regarding Vellum and heat embossing. Any chance you could do a tip video on this part of your card. Actually an entire card video would be beneficial to we learners. Warm Wishes: Mal, Melbourne, Australia
Lorraine Turner says
I love the card as is Jan, I think the pink is definitely light enough to write a greeting on inside the card. You have quite a lot of depth going on on the front anyway. I think that sometimes a card design has to develop as you are putting it together it cannot always work exactly how it was in your mind initially. Usually I find that these cards come out better than the ones I originally thought about. Thank you for sharing this with us crafters. :O)
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Really love the clean simplicity of this card, not to mention the colours you've worked it in. Just very sweet!