I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. At last here in the UK the weather is beginning to be very springlike!
Last week I was playing with three of the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). When I shared the To A Wild Rose card on Friday I said while I was working on it I had a great idea for this week’s video. My idea was triggered by the first of these DSP flowers I made! It was for my Friday card but I kept it aside for today and stamped the Wild Rose instead!
Each flower takes two fussy-cut flowers from the silver foil design DSP, and each card has three flowers, and a single one inside – a total of seven individually fussy-cut flowers per card. I’ve made four cards – the first (test) card hasn’t been finished yet! – which means I’ve painted and fussy-cut a total of twenty-eight flowers – plus two double and one single flower I have leftover. Grand total is thirty-three – trust me when I say they are very easy to paint and fussy-cut!
I know fussy cutting isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so I suggested in the video that if it’s not your idea of fun, change them with some flowers in your stash that you can stamp, colour and die-cut! If you don’t mind fussy cutting, In the video, I explain how to get the most flowers with the least waste from a 12″ x 12″ sheet of DSP.
The test card was far too fiddly to use as a video tutorial. My second attempt was using the circle window and was straightforward which made it ideal for a video. The problem with the first card was I’d used a fancy shape for the window. I think I’ve worked it out now, but I still wouldn’t make it a tutorial. I show the card in today’s video and you’ll see what I mean…………………….I hope! LOL!
The Pool Party was my second card and I used the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP for the window. I’m not happy with the sentiment for this card because the font is too small. I think the difficulty in seeing the sentiment is compounded by the pattern on the vellum. I want to check to see if patterned paper interferes with visibility if the sentiment is in a large font. This vellum is also available as a Sale-a-bration gift on a qualifying order until 31st March 2020, while stocks last.
My pre-video card is the So Saffron card with the Perennial Essence 12″ x 12″ Vellum Cardstock which comes in three colours, i.e. So Saffron, Petal Pink (which I kept calling Pretty Pink in the video!) and Old Olive. I used the sentiment HAPPY EASTER – from Easter Promise Stamp Set – on the So Saffron card. The sentiment I chose for the Petal Pink card is GET WELL SOON – from the Healing Hugs Stamp Set.
These were two large sentiments that show through the windows beautifully, and I think the So Saffron colour is ideal for an Easter card. I like the idea of sending a get well soon card that has 3D flowers to someone who is poorly. It’s bound to cheer them up!
That’s about it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. 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 March 2020 is HF7VVHPW. Thank you. xx