I have a Facebook group that I set up some time ago for crafters, and it isn’t restricted to papercrafting with Stampin’ Up! products. Whilst most members are papercrafters, I welcome all crafts and all products. Not surprisingly I’ve called my group JanB Happy Crafting! If you’d like to join, this is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JanBHappyCrafting/
About a week ago a crafter named Patricia Coward shared a stunning card she had made with the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and the New Wonders Stamp Set. This latter stamp set, is an hostess stamp set from the current annual catalogue. When I saw her card, I complimented her and said I could feel a sense of CASE’ing coming on!! Patricia has given me permission to show her card. She joined Stampin’ Up! in March and has her own blog at www.triciascardsandcrafts.home.blog Patricia’s card is very clean and simple – my favourite style! I decided to make mine into a Bird Ballad Laser-cut card, and it’s worked out brilliantly! Unfortunately, if you don’t like fussy cutting, this card is definitely not for you!
I prepared my Bird Ballad Laser-cut card in the same way as the previous two. The cardstock I used for this card is Pool Party, and I adhered one layer immediately behind the front laser-cut sheet, and the second layer on the back, inside the card. If you missed my two previous posts, I do it like this so the sender can write a greeting inside that won’t be visible to the recipient when the card is closed!
I used the Daisy Punch and the Medium Daisy punch to make one large and one small daisy. Using a Dauber I sponged the end of each petal with Pool Party Ink, and each daisy had three layers. I curled all the petals slightly under, and adhered each set of three together using Tombow. I adhered the two daisies to the card front using Dimensionals, i.e. two high for the large daisy, and single height for the small daisy.
Using Black Memento Ink, I stamped two stems for the daisies, using the stamp from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. Using the Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends I coloured both stems, and then I had the pleasure of fussy cutting them both. I trimmed one to fit the smaller daisy, and then adhered them using Tombow.
The sentiment is from the New Wonders Stamp Set and was small enough to punch out with a one inch circle punch. It fitted inside the smaller daisy beautifully. I added some Rhinestones to add a bit of a bling to the sentiment. To create the two images for the New Wonders fairies I stamped them using Black Memento ink on Whisper White Cardstock.
I used the following Stampin’ Blends to colour the fairies: hair – Light and Dark Daffodil Delight; face, neck and hands – Ivory; her top – Light and Dark Pool Party. To colour her wing I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. The fairies did require a fair bit of patience to fussy cut them! To adhere the fairy on the daisy I added Tombow all round the main part of the image, but not the rest of her hair; and for the fairy inside the card, I applied glue all over the back of the image.
I have surprised myself coming up with three card ideas for th Bird Ballad Laser-cut Cards – they were a lot easier than I imagined! As I said when I shared my first card, I’d like to make all twelve cards as birthday cards, decorate the tin, and then gift it to someone special! It would be nice If I could come up with twelve ideas but I think that may be a very tall order! Time will tell!
That’s it from me today. I wish you a terrific Thursday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow! In the meantime, happy crafting.
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