Following on from my post yesterday, I have been asked by several of you how can you help me meet my goal if you’re not in Europe. The answer is, please carry on doing what you already do by supporting me in what I do, whether it’s following my blog, watching my videos, following me on Facebook, etc. It’s the support and comments and feedback that I receive from you that keeps me totally motivated. Without you all, there wouldn’t be any point in doing what I do. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for everything you do. ♥♥♥
Today’s tulip card is my spin on the make-n-take we were given at OnStage. I had every intention of sticking to the design, even though I felt the large tulips didn’t look quite right! However, when I stamped the three smaller tulips on the Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer, my Rococo Rose Ink looked a lot darker than the tulips I’d stamped and punched at OnStage!
I decided to stamp and fussy cut three more of the medium-sized tulips. Whilst I’m happy with six same-sized tulips, I think the design would work well with three slightly larger tulips in front! I seem to be going a lot about a large expanse of white on different elements, and I felt the same about this card too! To remedy this, I stamped the first three tulips, stems and leaves, and then I embossed the layer using the Dynamic/3D Embossing folder. It made so much difference!
I stamped and fussy cut some stems and leaves, and adhered all pieces to the Whisper White CS layer using Dimensionals. The design had a piece of Linen Thread wrapped around the stems, with a small sentiment. I decided to use a bigger sentiment from the stamp set and adhered it using Dimensionals. The next change I made was to adhere two Rococo Rose strips of 2019-2021 InColour 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack on either side of the Whisper White CS layer.
Inside the card, I added a layer of Whisper White CS and decorated the bottom right-hand corner with one of the largest tulips as well as a couple of leaves. To finish this card I added three large Basic Rhinestones along the top on the right-hand side. I also added three smaller Basic Rhinestones along the top of the sentiment. I had used a die from the Lakeland dies to die-cut the sentiment.
The last make-n-take, I went totally AWOL! I decided to leave it until I was home because the stamp set used is just not my style! It’s called Dressed to Impress, and the images include a shoe, a lipstick and a bottle of perfume. There are also two small flower images, four splodges, dots and a sparkler (?). If I change my mind about buying this stamp set, it’ll be because it has a matching set of dies, which includes a die to make a handbag designed to hold 3″ x 3″ cards!
Our last make-n-takes were 3″ x 3″ cards with co-ordinating envelopes. Yesterday I decided to use the Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp Set (149352) for my cards. This stamp set can be found in the special beginner’s catalogue called Experience Creativity. We all received five cards and five co-ordinated envelopes in a selection of three colours.
I chose three of the images from the Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp Set and did some very basic colouring. I made a mistake with the first card which was the owl! I used Memento to stamp the images, so I could colour the images using Blends! But I forgot the colour would bleed through to the inside of the card! To correct this, I stamped, coloured and fussy cut another owl and adhered it on top of the first image!
I stamped the image on the front of the envelopes but made sure I didn’t get any of the sentiments – which are on the same stamp as the image – on to the envelopes. I coloured these images in the same way as I did on the cards. The only one that looks a bit iffy is the owl! Where I’ve stamped him on the envelope, his eyes look very bloodshot!
The cloud stamp had closed eyes. I used the pen end of my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to open them. I didn’t do a brilliant job but they still look better than when they were closed! LOL! The images in this stamp set will be great for thank you cards. I was toying with the idea of cutting off the sentiments, but I decided against it because they are quite appropriate for thank you cards, even if I do add an individual thank you stamp as well!
These cards and envelopes will be available in the Spring/Summer Catalogue in packs of 24 in three colours: Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink and Purple Posy. Stampin’ Up! have made a few changes to the Spring/Summer catalogue as well as making the format landscape. Towards the back is a Catalogue at a Glance section, which makes finding products so much easier than ever before!
Another great feature is on the double spread pages that introduce one of the suites, instead of just writing the colours included in the suite, there are also paintbrush strokes in each of the colours so it’s very much easier to see! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed at all! I did my first pre-order on Tuesday and it’s already been shipped!
That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting!