Last week I shared two thank you cards I’d made for a customer, and said I still needed to make two more for her. This is the third card. I’ve CASE’d it from a card I saw on Pinterest. It had been made in 2017 by Kate Morgan, independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. She had used a larger lace doily stamp that’s no longer available. My doily is from the Dear Doily Stamp Set, and has been stamped in Smokey Slate Ink. I’m very pleased how my card has turned out, even though it looks quite different! When I first saw Kate’s card, it looked for all the world like an embroidery hoop! The effect was stunning.The flower I’ve used is also from the Dear Doily Stamp Set. I used Lovely Lipstick and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker Pens to paint the stamp, huffed and stamped! It’s a great way of getting a two or three coloured image, but I really don’t like huffing……..especially when I’m videoing! LOL! I die cut the THANKS YOU using the multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, and cut the S off the word THANKS. Although I’d prefer not to have that S, it does make the die more versatile!To finish my card, I added a layer of Whisper White Cardstock inside, on top a layer of Smokey Slate. I decorated the top layer by painting the floral stamp in the same way as on the front of the card. I used the same THANKS YOU dies for the fourth card I made yesterday. Can you tell I think these dies are great? LOL! Unusually for me, I allowed the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (DSP) do the work for me on this card.
I chose Grapefruit Grove and Smokey Slate as my colour scheme for this card. I wanted the first layer and the sentiment both to be in the same colour, so I chose Grapefruit Grove. The size of my layers were decided by the size of the oblong of leaves and flowers. It took a little bit of juggling, but eventually it worked out brilliantly! Nowadays I always have a small cello bag full of butterflies ready to be used as embellishments, so I reached in for a small Grapefuit Grove butterfly. After I had adhered it in place, I added his antenna by using the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. When I showed hubby this card, he said it’s looks very 3D. Personally I don’t see it, but hopefully that’s because I’ve seen it so many times now – how nice if my customer sees it as 3D, too!
That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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