You probably know that my website was down from Friday evening until about 4pm Saturday afternoon. The following is the blog I had prepared to post on Saturday morning. The only way I could let any of you know, and to actually share this blog, was by sending it out to everyone who has signed up to join my newsletter group. Now that the problem which caused the crash has been identified and dealt with, this situation shouldn’t arise again! But there isn’t a guarantee! Under these circumstances, if you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter group, you may like to rethink your decision. I try to send one email a month, and an additional ones, if there are any extra announcements from Stampin’ Up! which won’t wait for the next monthly email. I’m posting this blog as soon as it’s ready – Saturday evening – and then I’ll be preparing my Sunday morning blog as usual. Many thanks for your patience and understanding during the time my website was down. I appreciate it more than you may realise.
Today’s card was inspired by a card I saw on Facebook yesterday, although it doesn’t really look anything like it! LOL! The card had been designed by a demo from the Netherlands, called Helene Den Breejan. Her card was part of the #simplestamping challenge that Stampin’ Up! set us, but Helene took it one step further. Her card used two stamp sets, three inks and a pack of Notecards & Envelopes, and had been planned so that if a new stamper purchase these products, once Sale-a-bration (SAB) starts, the crafter would be able to choose a gift from the SAB Brochure. What a great way to help new crafters?
The card was stamped using two colours – one pink, one yellow – for two different flowers from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set (annual catalogue page 168), and a sentiment from another stamp set. Helene stamped two or three pink flowers in the top left-hand side and also in the bottom right-hand side. Next she added some smaller yellow flowers, varying them between first, second and third generation stamping. Any new crafter making that card as their first card will be totally bowled over by it. Helene also stamped the yellow flowers on the envelope flap, too.
I started my card with flowers and leaves positioned like Helene positioned her flowers, but mine took over! I’ve used Powder Pink and Call Me Clover Ink, and the flower and leaf are from the Beautiful bouquet Stamp Set. I decided to wrap some Mini Ruffled Ribbon around the top two layers before attaching them to the Whisper White card base. I decided to use some Clear Epoxy Droplets – Christmas catalogue page 37 – in the centre of all the flowers. Although I’m happy with my card, it doesn’t look finished! I’m thinking about either using a small stamp all over to fill in the blanks spaces, or to change the sentiment to a much larger one. Or maybe both ideas. Whatever I decide to do, if I’m successful, I’ll share it with you!
I forgot all about decorating the inside of my card until after I’d finished tidying up! I hope you have a lovely weekend, and I look forward to being back with you again tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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