What a scorcher it was yesterday? We have builders working on our patio, relaying the steps to the garage and the steps to the house! As we won’t be having a holiday this year we decided to treat our home to an outdoor makeover! It never fails to amaze me how builders can carry on working in such heat! I had a very busy day yesterday making over a hundred bookmarkers to send out to my customers with the new catalogues. I just need to put some ribbon through the top.
Today’s card was meant to be another virtual swap from last week but I saw a card on a demonstrators’ Facebook group made by a friend of mine, Karen Henderson. She had used a layer of embossed Vellum. It’s a technique I often think about but I’m not sure I’ve ever actually done it! Well, I have now! Thanks for the inspiration, Karen!
I didn’t buy a pack of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (DSP). The only sheets I have are the eight sheets I received when I bought the mini guillotine and the sample pack of DSP that was on offer to new recruits during Sale-a-bration (SAB). I appreciated that Stampin’ Up! offered us the opportunity to buy these products so when we were talking to possible recruits we could describe the bonus products they’d receive properly.
Yellow and orange are my least favourite colours but Daffodil Delight suits this DSP brilliantly. I embossed the top layer of Vellum Cardstock (CS) using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Using Tombow I adhered the Vellum to the same size layer of Daffodil Delight CS. I used my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend to colour a length of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. When it was dry I tied it around the layers and tied it in a bow on the right-hand side of the card front.
Next, I adhered it to a Whisper White CS middle layer and finally onto a Daffodil Delight CS card base. I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a piece of DSP that measured 3¼” x 2 1/8” and adhered it to a Whisper White CS label I’d die-cut using die no 5 from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I popped it up on Dimensionals and adhered it over the ribbon.
I used my Stamparatus to stamp the SENT WITH LOVE sentiment, which is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, on a scrap of Whisper White CS. With my Stamparatus, I was able to stamp the sentiment three times re-inking each time which made the sentiment really stand out. I die-cut it using die no 1 from the fancy shaped dies in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered it half on and half off the top left-hand corner of the DSP layer.To finish the front of the card I adhered Cherry Cobbler Rhinestones – from the Holiday Rhinestones that were available in last Christmas catalogue – inside the smaller flowers. Inside the card I added a middle layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Daffodil Delight CS. I fussy cut two small groups of flowers from a piece of DSP and adhered one in the bottom right-hand corner and the other in the bottom left-hand corner.. My card doesn’t look much like I had originally intended it to but I am very pleased with it, and including all the bright yellow! That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime 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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