I hope you’ve had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. Yesterday I had a play with the fourth and final design in the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). I’d been itching to have a go at painting this design ever since I saw a Stampin’ Up! video demonstrating painting this design. The video showed a brief demonstration of the background only being painting, but I wanted to do it all!
The result is fantastic and although it was easy to colour it with Stampin’ Blends, it was very time-consuming. I’m sure that there will be a large number of crafters who will look at the pattern and say no way! And I totally understand! Fortunately for me, yesterday time was my own, so I was able to take my time and enjoy the task!
The Stampin’ Blend colours I used – and the order – are Light Purple Posy, Light Highland Heather and Light Soft Sea Foam. By the time I’d finished my small sheet, I didn’t want to cover any of my painted DSP! In my Whisper White Cardstock (CS) scrap box, I found a die-cut stitched rectangle which created with the Frosted Frames Dies I was using last Friday when I was working on my first Vellum Window card.
I chose to use the sentiment WISHING YOU A LOVELY DAY which is from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set. Although the foil in the DSP is Rose Gold, I decided I’d be okay if I used Copper Embossing Powder. I wanted the painted DSP to be the main feature of today’s card and settled on same pale colours to stamp the flower in Highland Heather and a fern in Soft Sea Foam.
I created a butterfly using the thumping technique with Stampin’ Write Marker Pens in Highland Heather, Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam. All three images came out very well, so I die-cut them using the matching dies called Nature’s Thoughts Dies. I started putting my card together starting with a Highland Heather CS card base, a layer of Whisper White CS and then the painted DSP layer.
I popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals and added the fern and the flower with part Dimensionals and part Tombow. After folding the butterfly on each side of its body, I adhered it on the sentiment using Tombow. After adding four Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels along the butterfly’s body, I painted him, the fern and the flower using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen – as usual, it doesn’t show up in the photographs!
Using Highland Heather Ink, I stamped another flower in the bottom right-hand corner of a Whisper White CS layer and then adhered the layer inside my card. I’m not sure I like the way I’ve decorated today’s card, but I am totally in love with the painted Flowering Foils DSP background! I’ll be very interested (as always) to hear your feedback on this!