My delivery from UPS arrived a little after 9 am yesterday …………………… back to normal! YAY! Most of it were new catalogues which I need to prepare so they are ready to be sent out to my customers. There was also a handful of new products! Stampin’ Up! give us a restricted list of products to choose from for the pre-order from the Annual Catalogue. Most of these products were included in the PPP which is an early pre-order for OnStage attendees. Today’s card is the card I started on Wednesday but didn’t finish off! The photograph above shows how I left it on Wednesday. Apart from not having a sentiment, I didn’t think the card looked finished. Yesterday I had another look at it to decide what I could do without going from “unfinished” to “overdone”! The photograph below shows the Petal Pink Cardstock (CS) half flowers I added onto the Whisper White CS lacy borders. They are enough to break up the mass of white without overpowering any of the other elements! To create the lacy design I took a piece of Whisper White CS the same size as the Petal Pink CS layer. I used the largest die from the Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies (these are being carried forward into the next Annual Catalogue) and die cut down one side. Then I die cut on the opposite side, which left me with a narrow strip of solid Whisper White CS down the centre. When I put the Graceful Glass Vellum (which will be retiring shortly) over this panel, the flower images were spoiled towards the edges because the lacy design could be seen through the vellum. To overcome this problem, I cut a strip of Whisper White CS the same width as the vellum and attached it to the back of it. I added narrow strips of Petal Pink CS to cover the Tombow I had used to adhere the vellum and cardstock together.
Yesterday I explained about the Petal Pink and Blush Blossom Stampin’ Write Marker Pens. The flowers on the vellum strip have been painted with Granny Apple Green and Blush Blossom marker pens! To create the Petal Pink CS flowers I used the very small flower from the Bloom by Bloom Stamp Set (which will be retiring shortly), and stamped them on Petal Pink CS using Petal Pink Ink. I punched them out using the Bitty Bloom Punch Pack (which is also retiring). I cut the flowers in half, and adhered the cut edge tight against the edge of the Petal Pink strips. I needed something for the centres of the flowers but didn’t want to add more pearls. My first choice was to put small drops of Fine Tip Glue in the centre of each flower. When this dried they looked very dull and very small. I changed over to some small epoxy shapes which I had in my box of Rhinestones and Pearls. I can’t find these shapes in the current catalogues but there some hearts in the Spring/ Summer catalogue! The good news is there is something very similar in the new cataloque!
To finish my card I added some of the small flowers in the bottom right hand corner inside the card. To make the flower centres stand out a bit, I stamped them Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. I will add a sentiment to this card when I decide who I’m sending it to, and the occasion. That’s it from me today. I’m shooting off for a 9am appointment at the hairdressers’s! I hope you have a fabulous Friday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. Until then, happy crafting!
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