It’s the weekend again! This afternoon we’re going to the 18th birthday party of Libby, who’s one of our grandchildren from Vicki’s gorgeous blended family. I’ll share her birthday card with you tomorrow, as it’s the same style of card as tomorrow’s video! Today I’m sharing two cards I’ve made using the Sale-a-bration (SAB) two-step stamp set called Lasting Lily, and I have a top tip! I’ve seen quite a few cards that feature the Lasting Lily Stamp set which haven’t been lined up perfectly. Now I’ve tried it myself, I can see why this is!
When I’m lining my flower stamp up on the stem, it looks perfect, but I always have a gap! My tip is to colour the gap in using your Stampin’ Write Marker. It doesn’t matter if you do the same colour as the stem or the flower! I used Poppy Red very carefully, and the join line is hardly visible!A week or so ago, I made a video showing how to make the most of the stitched lines on the Stitched Rectangle Diies. At the time I said I’d try and make two cards – negative and positive – when I use the rectangle stitched Framelit dies. I was referring to those I’d already die cut and showed on the video!. The black gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP) wasn’t one of them but I decided to do negative and positive anyway. I’m very pleased with the results, and it was certainly worth the extra effort.
The Lasting Lily Stamp Set is a level 2 SAB gift, and the black gingham DSP is also a SAB gift, called Botanical Butterfly. Please remember ALL SAB gifts are available while stocks last. As I told you yesterday, the five reels of Organdie ribbon has sold out, and It doesn’t look like the Botanical Butterfly DSP is going to be very far behind! It’s currently on back order. If you have this item on your wishlist, please order sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment!
I used Call Me Clover Ink for the stems and Poppy Parade Ink for the flowers. This Lasting Lily is a Distinktive Stamp Set which has been copyrighted by Stampin’ Up! This is only the second time I have used the red rhinestones (page 197 Annual Catalogue), because I normally struggle to get the red to blend with the red of the ink, or cardstock I’ve used. With this colour scheme, I think the rhinestones really come into their own. I’m particularly pleased with the Whisper White Card, where I’ve put 3 rhinestones in each corner! To finish each card I stamped a lily in the bottom right hand corner of the top Whisper White Cardstock layer. It was here where I finished up with gaps which I coloured in with my Stampin’ Write Marker pens! By the way, the sentiment Love You is from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set (page 5 Spring/Summer catalogue)! I hope you find inspiration in today’s cards. I hope you have a lovely weekend with plenty of happy crafting!
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