Today’s card was inspired by a card I saw on Facebook made by Katherine Anderson. She had made a card using the Seaside Shells stickers (page 41 Mini Catalogue 154290) using the three diamonds idea. Apart from having a totally different theme, Katherine had put the middle diamond in the centre so it overlapped the two end diamonds.
I chose to use the small floral stamp in the Lots of Heart Stamp Set. Using my Stamparatus and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped four separate images on scraps of Whisper White Cardstock (CS). Purple Posy is another of the 2019 – 2021 InColours that will be retiring at the beginning of May, so I’m trying to use up my cardstock. This isn’t any kind of a hardship because I love the combination of our purple colours especially when partnered with the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP). I coloured the flowers using the Light and Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, alternating the three colours on each image.
For the leaves I used the Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend and the centre of the flowers have been painted using the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. I die-cut the image using the Layering Squares Dies, no 2 straight cut die. The Highland Heather layer is one of the designs from the DSP. It has a design of flowers on it in Purple Posy so it isn’t easy to see in such a small area. I used the Stitched Shapes Dies square no 2 die. For my card base I chose to use Purple Posy for the card base. Onto this I added a middle layer of Whisper White CS and then two strips of co-ordinating DSP that were 1 7/8″ which added together to make the same width of a regular top layer.
When it came to adding the diamonds, I decided to adhere them directly onto my card front. The first diamond adhered was the left-hand side one and I adhered the the two outermost points on the join line between the two different designs of DSP. Next I put glue on half of the third diamond and lined both sides of it on the join line. After putting glue all over the back of the middle diamond, I lifted the third diamond and was able to line the middle diamond up using the first and third images as a guide! I chose the sentiment HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Posted To You Stamp Set and stamped it by hand using Gorgeous Grape Ink and a scrap of Whisper White CS.
To die-cut the sentiment I used the Messages Die which matches the Many Messages Stamp Set. The stamp is one but has many sentiments that can be die-cut in one go using the single die! The idea behind this set is that you can stamp a multitude of sentiments in one go and then die-cut them in one go to keep a supply of sentiments always ready. (I haven’t tried this yet but I will do!) When I “processed” my die for filing, I took a piece of retired pink cardstock and die-cut all the shapes. Then I adhered them to the back of my magnetic sheet. Using the negative from the die cut, I was able to adhere all the shapes back in their correct positions. I also keep my negative sheet in the folder as well because I can use it to see if any label fits any stamped sentiment! Please see last photographs.
For my sentiment I used the long die second from the bottom in the photograph and trimmed it off to the correct size. After measuring the sentiment I cut a layer using the same DSP. After I had adhered the sentiment in place I added five Basic Pearl Jewels I had coloured using my Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend. To decorate inside the card, I fussy cut the fourth image. There is a die for it but I enjoy fussy cutting!
Before I go, have you seen the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles that are now on promotion? The Hey Chick Stamp set was available during Sale-a-bration 2017 so you may already have it. The dies are new! The offer is until 30th June 2021. Please see the links for each product at the bottom of the list of products used for today’s project below my signature. These stamp sets are available in German and French.
Hey Chick Bundle 158627 – €54/£41.25 Hey Chick Stamp Set 158190 – 421/£16 Chick Dies 158199 – €39/£30
That really is it from me today! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Products used for this project and the Hey Chick and the Hey Birthday Chick promotion: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for FEBRUARY 2021 is P2XAJ6Z6 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”