I’m off to Sharon’s shortly to have my nails manicured! I’m so excited you’d think I was a child being taken to see Father Christmas!! Then tomorrow I’m having my hair cut and blow-dried. As my roots have come through about two inches since lockdown, I want to have a chat with my hairdresser about other options open to me rather than the product currently used which contains bleach!
I had a lovely day yesterday crafting almost all day! My first priority was working on Sunday’s video. I know which fancy fold card I’m doing and I made my first one yesterday. The finished card is brilliant but I need to re-do the measurements because the finished measurement is 8¼” x 5½” or it can be folded to 5½” x 5½”. The other downside is that it needs 12″ x 12″ cardstock and not all crafters have any!
After I had tidied up I started on today’s card and chose the Whiskey Business Stamp Set. I set up the decanter, glass and the sentiment stamps on one plate of my Stamparatus. I inked the stamps using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped. For the second glass, I took away the large piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) I’d stamped on and replaced it with a small piece big enough for the second glass.
I coloured the two glasses and the decanter using my Stampin’ Blends in Light So Saffron, Light and Dark Mango Melody and Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider. The way I did the colouring was starting with the lightest colour, So Saffron, and painting all over the whiskey. With the second lightest, Light Mango Melody, I left the centre as So Saffron and painted all the surrounding area.
I continued this working towards the outside using colours working towards the darkest although I think I could have stopped at Light Cinnamon Cider. The finished effect is pleasing and I happy with the result. As it’s all glass I decided to double emboss using Clear Embossing Powder. This is a technique I haven’t used for ages but these images just cry out for it.
To achieve this look, you need to cover your image with Versamark completely, and then cover the image with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. Then you repeat the process, i.e. cover the image completely with Versamark, cover with Clear Embossing Powder again and heat set. When I heat set mine I lay it on a safe surface hold my paper piercer in a dark area of the image to stop it blowing away and heat set.
I have heard that if you’re quick enough, you can put the very hot image straight back into the embossing powder and you won’t need to use more Versamark. All I can say is that I’ve never been quick enough! LOL! The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I’ve used behind the decanter is from the World of Good DSP, and below that it’s from In Good Taste DSP.The “shelf” the decanter and glasses are standing on if a piece of the Cinamon Cider Velveteen Paper that’s available in the Annual Catalogue (153557 page 153). I stamped it using Saddle Brown Stazon Ink and the stamp from the stamp set that looks like a plank of wood! The sentiment, SENDING YOU AN OLD-FASHIONED BIRTHDAY CARD is also from the stamp set.
The sentiment was die-cut with a die from the Ornate Frames Dies and has also been double embossed! The two whiskey glasses and the sentiment have all been popped up on Dimensionals. My final addition to the front of the card was five of the Cinnamon Cider 2020 – 2022 InColour Enamel Dots.
Inside the card, I adhered a middle layer of Very Vanilla CS and a top layer of Crumb Cake CS. To decorate inside the card I used the script stamp from the Very Versailles Stamp Set using Crumb Cake Ink stamped off twice. It blends nicely with the script DSP I used on the front of the card from the World of Good DSP.
I think this stamp set is going to be very popular for making masculine cards! That’s about it from me today. I must dash! I can’t afford to be late for Sharon!! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime please take care and stay well. 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”
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 JULY 2020 is 3SYQSWFB. Thank you. xx