We didn’t have so much sunshine yesterday but it suited our builders! These guys are real grafters! The patio (upper level) will be finished off tomorrow, the steps to the garage have been relaid, and the steps at the front of the house are almost finished. They just have the top step and the “landing” to do today after they have replaced the gate post which has been hanging on for dear life! Next Tuesday, they start on the lower level of the patio and the steps down to it!
Today’s card was inspired by two cards I saw on Pinterest by different crafters. I was really struck by the amount of clean white space, which I normally feel has to be filled in one way or another. If I had designed this card, I would have embossed the Whisper White Cardstock (CS) top layer and I was tempted to do it while I was making my card but I successfully overcame the temptation! LOL!
I cut the Whisper White CS for the poppy image, which is from the Painted Poppy Stamp Set (c/f), to measure 3 1/8″ x 1 5/8″ and I layered it on a piece of Real Red CS that measures 3¼” x 1¾”. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the poppy image because I want to make a few of these cards. I also used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in the bottom right-hand corner of a few Whisper White CS top layers. The sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set.
The strip of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) measures 1¼” x 3¾” and the Real Red CS layer measures 1 3/8” x 3¾”. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the poppy image and I used Stazon Ink but I had wanted to use Memento so I could colour with my Blends. Never mind, I wasn’t going to waste what I had already done, so I used Real Red and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker Pens!
It was a real struggle finding enough of this design from the DSP but I succeeded. There was another design I could have used but I felt the design was too large for the narrow strip I needed. I haven’t decorated the inside of the card but I did get as far as adhering a middle layer of Real Red CS with a top Whisper White CS. I may see if I can fussy cut some of the small poppies from the offcuts of DSP.
Yesterday my new camera arrived from the US (I believe) from a company called SLR Hut. Hubby set it up with time, date and whatever else has to be done to new cameras. It was ready for me to use to photograph today’s card. I think the photographs are a lot crisper. Before you read about my new camera had you noticed any difference?
That’s about it from me today and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. This is a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK but we are still in lockdown, albeit a more relaxed lockdown. One day just rolls into another – apart from Sunday when we still have our online Church service. Wherever you are, I hope you have a fabulous weekend, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle 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”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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