Hubby and I had a lovely drive down to Southampton yesterday to check out a car he’s hoping to buy. As he is now working from home permanently his company car is being taken away from him which is fair enough. Although I have a car, we still need another one because mine isn’t suitable if we need to go shopping or we have passengers – mine’s an MX5 sports car and I don’t want to get rid of it! Yesterday’s journey was a one hundred and eighty-two-mile round trip and we arrived home just as the heavens opened!
The Magenta Madness card you see here is one of the Thank You cards I made for my September online customers. The lacy die is from the Fabulous Floral Dies which is available in the Annual catalogue as a bundle with the matching All Things Fabulous Stamp Set (see page 121). The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from In Good Taste. I always use our Notecards & Envelopes when I’m making Thank You cards to use but I use an A6 card when making one for my blog – it gives me more space for designing.
I was exceptionally pleased with my September customer card and had one standing on my desk which I kept looking at wondering if I could step it up! Apart from changing the colour, I stayed with the basic design and the DSP which kept me quite restricted in what I was able to do as far as stepping up was concerned. I decided if I used a smaller sentiment, I’d have three centres I could add flowers to. My idea was to stamp and punch out some flowers using the Small Bloom Punch but the flowers turned out too big!
I looked through my dies and found the small flower dies in the Flowering Dies which are also available in the Annual catalogue as a bundle with the Flowering Blooms Stamp Set (see page 70). Because I was going to be using flowers, I chose Old Olive as my colour for the lacy die-cut strip. Next, I wanted a colour for my flowers and after trying Blushing, Bride, Gorgeous Grape and Rich Razzleberry, I gave up and went for Whisper White. Once my card was finished, I wished I’d stuck with a colour!
Each of the centre flowers is made up of two large and two small die-cuts, and the three larger flowers around the edge are made up of two large flowers. Inside the card is a flower made up of two large and two small flowers but no Rhinestones. I chose the THANK YOU sentiment from the Special Someone Stamp Set and stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, which I then punched out using the Classic Label Punch. I’m happy with my finished card although it is somewhat over the top for a thank you card – coloured flowers would have toned it down nicely! Today is my “day off” which is going to be quite a challenge for me! If I manage to stay away, I’ll look forward to being back with you on Thursday! In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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 OCTOBER 2020 is 3E2YYKZV. Thank you. xx
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”