This is the second time I’m writing today’s blog!! I had just finished writing yesterday and started to add the photographs but there was a problem! Long story short………….my blog disappeared!!! So here goes again!
When I treated myself on my last order to the Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set I used for yesterday’s card, I also bought the Suite Sampler Host Stamp Set. It has one image from several of the current suites and I chose to use the hydrangea image for today’s card. Using my Stamparatus I stamped the image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. To colour it I used Dark Just Jade and Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends.
To fill the white space I use to spotty stamp from the Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set and Sahara Sand Ink stamped off once. I die-cut the image using the no 3 die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I left enough space at the bottom to stamp a sentiment and I chose HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Woodland Wonder Stamp Set.
I set it up in my Stamparatus and stamped using Misty Moonlight Ink. Next I adhered it to a layer of Just Jade Cardstock (CS) which I’d die-cut using die no 4 from the same set. My next layer was a design from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I die-cut it using die no 7, again from the same set. Finally I adhered these layers onto a Whisper White CS layer that I’d die-cut using the number 8 die.
If I had adhered this to my regular card base, I would have wider gaps top and bottom and very narrow gaps on both sides. I did some calculations and decided I needed my card height to be 5 1/2″ instead of the usual 5 3/4″. I made a card base and adhered my layers on top and I was really pleased with how it looks! It does mean that the regular envelope is a bit on the big side but I can live with that.
For the inside of my card I die-cut another Whisper White CS layer the same size as the front of the card. For the top layer I decided to use Pool Party CS as it’s a similar colour to the DSP on the front of the card. Before I adhered it onto the Whisper White CS layer, I cleaned the stamp and stamped on the Pool Party CS layer using Pool Party Ink stamped off once.
I adhered the two layers inside my card and was very pleased with how it looked. I went back to the front of the card and painted the hydrangea and the leaves using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pan. My final touch was to add a tiny pearl in the centre of all the small individual flowers. Although the card is not a regular size, I’m very pleased how it has turned out!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a great weekend. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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