I hope you’ve had a great weekend. Yesterday we had the baptism of one of my friends at Church. Needless to say, all the memories of my baptism last November came flooding back as if it was yesterday! It’s amazing when you hear someone’s testimonial explaining how they reached this point in their life and how God has been working on his plans for them!
This is the first card I’ve made using the Pressed Petals Washi Tape. I know I have played with this tape before but didn’t really get to grips with making decent flowers. Yesterday I made three of them and was planning on using them all on today’s card. Eventually, I gave up and used just one. The flower I chose to use has petals that are a tad wilful in as much as they won’t lay down properly but it does add to the dimension. I removed a lot of stickiness from the back of the petals by going over them with special Embossing Buddy I keep just for this job!
Quite some time ago I’m sure I saw a Stampin’ Up video showing how to get the most out of this washi tape and the only piece of advice that sticks in my mind is to punch a circle to use as a base for building the flower. I can’t remember the size of the circle so I tried ¾” first which worked nicely and then I tried ½” to see if it was any better. It wasn’t so I went back to the ¾”! Unfortunately, I can’t find the video to share it with you but I’ll have another look for it!
made my flowers with five petals per layer and judged the spacing by holding the tip of the second petal at 90° with the tip of the first petal, then moving the petal slightly closer to the first petal thereby reducing the angle size. Next, I took the third petal and held it at 90° to the second petal, then moving it slightly closer to the second petal, again reducing the size of the angle. I tried putting two flowers together, i.e. one on top of the other but I didn’t like the look of it. After I had separated them I attached one on top of the other using a Dimensional and it made so much difference! The embellishment I’ve used in the centre is a Perennial Essence Floral Centre. They’re small fuzzy circles that have a self-adhesive glue dot on the back. See page 176 in the Annual Catalogue (149442).
I already had the strip of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) that has been embossed using the 3D Lacy Folder. The DSP is from the Pressed Petals DSP; the colours match the washi tape flower beautifully. I used the same sentiment and die that I used for yesterday’s video. That is the sentiment ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY is from the Stitched All Around Stamp Set and die-cut with a die from the matching die set called Stitched Labels.
I used Merry Merlot Ink for the stamping, and then I used some with a Dauber, to colour some Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon for a bow. If you check the bow in the photographs you’ll see some with a small bow and some with a larger bow! When I was editing the photographs I decided I didn’t like such a big bow and cut it smaller. Then I found I hadn’t taken all the regular photographic angles so I had to get my camera out again anyway!
The final touch on the front of my card was adding four melon mambo rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones on page 178 of the Annual Catalogue (149494). Inside the card, I added a layer of Merry Merlot CS and then a top layer of Whisper White CS. I added a single layer flower I the bottom right-hand corner spacing the petals out as I’ve described above. Next, I needed a centre for the flower as the fuzzy floral centres are too thick for the inside of a card!
I decided to punch a circle of Crushed Curry CS and paint it with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen but I had a lovely surprise when I pulled out the Crushed Curry CS wallet! In the Ziplock bag were several stamped and punched Crushed Curry flower centres. They had been stamped for a project which I was creating with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set but never used! They had been punched with two different sized punches, i.e. 3/8″ and ½”. I chose the 3/8″ circle.
I know have two more of these flowers sitting on my table so expect to see them sometime soon! 😉 That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: (A4) Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8” First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: (Letter-size) Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼” First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼” Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for February 2020 is TWEMK47B. Thank you. xx