Yesterday, I was thrilled to receive a wedding gift delivered by my postman. It’s a beautifully hand decorated champagne glass. On the front of the glass is a hand painted bride and bridegroom, and on the back it has a greeting which reads To Jan & Hubby, Love Never Melts; again, this has been beautifully painted by hand. Inside the box was a hand stamped pennant with the snowman from one of last year’s stamp sets with the sentiment Love Never Melts.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t any indication who had sent our gift. I would like to thank you personally for our personalised wedding gift. If it was you, please, please, please, email me and let me know it was you. The glass is brilliant and is now locked up in our glass cabinet in pride of place!
If you saw yesterday’s blog, you’ll know I’ve set myself a challenge this week. That is, each day I’m going to use leftover stamped images and/or sentiments to create my card. It has resulted in today’s card being created with the same stamp set I used for yesterday’s card i.e. Floral Essence.
The first job I needed to do was to sort out all the leftover stamped images and/or sentiments. It appears I regularly stamp and colour more flowers than I need. I’m not sure what happened with the flowers I used for today’s card but I had a total of eight of them, six large and two small. I had to discard one of the large ones because the colouring was atrocious! LOL! So watch out for one or two more Floral Essence cards this week!
I used a piece of the Perennial Essence Designer Series (DSP) for the background I wanted my flowers to sit on. There were several designs in the DSP pack I could have used, and I will use a lighter design for the remaining three flowers. When I used the Floral Essence stamp set for yesterday’s card, I used the Triple Petal Flower stamped in green for the leaves, and punched them out with the matching punch. All I needed to do was to separate the petals.
The leaves for today’s card were created by stamping the leaf stamp on Whisper White Cardstock (CS) using Old Olive Ink. Fotunately this stamp matches the Leaf Punch. I chose the Get Well Soon stamp from the Healing Hugs Stamp Set. The Pearlised Doily I used behind the sentiment was in the box with the stamped images and/or sentiments; I have no idea what it was doing in there but it did come in very handy!
To decorate the lower part of my card, I added a strip of the Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon, from left to right. I added one large and two medium Clear Faceted Gems in the middle of the ribbon. To give them some extra security, I ahered a Glue Dot between the DSP and the ribbon immediately beneath each gem. I finished my card by adding another flower and a sprig of leaves on the inside bottom right-hand side. I would have preferred to use a smaller flower on the inside, but as the point of the exercise was to use ready stamped images, it wasn’t an option. I don’t think the recipient will complain!
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