Today’s card is very simple but I think the simplicity makes it look quite stunning. The colour combo wasn’t actually planned and I don’t think I would ever have thought to put Merry Merlot and Blushing Bride together but I think it looks fabulous. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I’ve used is from one of the 6″ x 6″ DSP packs which is one of the designs from two or three years ago but any current designs will work well.
I started with the small image from the Grace’s Garden Stamp Set. After stamping, with the help of my Stamparatus and using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I painted it using my Stampin’ Blends. Unfortunately we don’t have a Blushing Bride Blend so I used a retired Dark Pink Pirouette Blend for the flowers and a Dark Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I’m sure I heard that Blushing Bride can be achieved by using two different Blends on top of each other. I’ll try and find out about it.
I die-cut the image using the no 3 oval die from the Stitched Shapes Dies and the Blushing Bride Cardstock (CS) scalloped oval was die-cut using the no. 5 scallop die from the Layering Oval Dies. The DSP was cut to the regular width of a top layer and 3 1/2″ tall. I adhered it to a top layer of Whisper White CS which left the height of the Whisper White panel 1 7/8″. At this stage I should have used the spotty stamp from the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set, with Blushing Bride Ink, to stamp the spots on the white area. Unfortunately, it was an after-thought and I did it once my card was put together!
Next I adhered the top layer onto a middle layer of Blushing Bride CS. I wrapped a piece of the 3/8″ Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon, with the non-metallic side facing outwards, around the top of the DSP panel. After I had adhered the ribbon in place, I adhered the layer to a Merry Merlot CS card base and adhered the image using Dimensionals. It was at this point I decided the Whisper White CS area looked rather bland and I decided on the pink spots. All went well until I stamped the spots directly above the oval! I put a scrap of Blushing Bride CS to line up with the edge of the Whisper White CS so the pink spots didn’t get stamped on the Blushing Bride CS middle layer.
My idea worked brilliantly but I forgot to watch the other side of my stamping block and succeeded in getting a big splodge of Blushing Bride Ink on the image!! There was nothing else I could do to save it so I created a new image and adhered it on top of the damaged one! I had two happy birthday sentiments leftover from yesterday’s card so I took one and layered it onto a piece of Blushing Bride CS. Using Dimensionals, I adhered the image to the card front.
Inside my card I added a middle layer of Blushing Bride CS and then a top layer of Whisper White CS. I couldn’t decide on how to decorate the inside so I left it blank so I can come back to it. A great card for any occasion methinks! That’s about it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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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”