Today’s card has been created using the Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set which was made to go with our Gorgeous Posies Project Kit. I had missed it totally until I saw Karen Egan, fellow demo, create so many different cards using this set I just had to buy it. It’s such an easy stamp set to use, I really wished I’d bought it the first time I saw Karen use it! I wanted to make a fairly plain quick card because yesterday was such a busy day for me and I was a bit pushed for time. Once I’d started making the card I kept adding little bits so it didn’t finish up as quick and easy as I’d had in my mind. I’m not complaining because I’m happy how it turned out!
I started by preparing my cardstock which is Purple Posy for the top layers and the card base and Whisper White for the middle layers and the image. I wasn’t sure which die I was going to use – it was a toss up between the Stitched Rectangles or the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. There wasn’t much difference in the sizes of the two dies I was looking at so I put my Whisper White Cardstock (CS) in the top corner of my Stamparatus and laid the Stitched So Sweetly Die on the cardstock also lined up in the corner. I drew a light pencil line around the outside edge of the die. This would be my guide for positioning my stamps.
After a few false starts, I eventually knew which direction I was going in! Using my Stamparatus, I set the sentiment – GET WELL SOON – in place first and stamped it using Blackberry Bliss Ink. Next I positioned the flower stamp in place on my Stamparatus and stamped it three time to get a good depth of colour. I took the cardstock out of the Stamparatus and put a scrap in its place and stamped another image of the flower. Then I put in another Whisper White CS scrap and stamped two leaves. I stamped the first one twice, then moved the plate along and stamped the second image again stamping it twice.
Before I started fussy cutting the second flower and both leaves, I stamped the spotty stamp in the centre of the second flower using Highland Heather Ink. Next I used Old Olive Ink and stamped the veins onto all four leaves. I sat and fussy cut the second flower and both leaf images. I decided it was about time to die-cut the image – the sentiment and the first flower – using a rectangle die. It was make my mind up time about which die I wanted to use and decided on the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Once the die-cutting had been done I was able to play with various arrangements with the second flower and leaves. I thought the arrangement needed something extra!
I my Post It note mask for the flower (which I had created for a previous project) and put in onto the flower. After I had cleaned the leaf veins stamp, I inked it in Crumb Cake Ink and stamped one image going upwards (off to the right) and another one going downwards (off to the left). It was exactly what it needed so I adhered the die-cuts using Dimensionals. I dry-embossed one Purple Posy CS top layer using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. I was now ready to start building my card. After adhering the dry-embossed top layer to a middle layer of Whisper White CS, I adhered it onto a card base of Purple Posy CS.
I adhered the image onto the front of the card in the centre using Dimensionals. After adding some sparkle by painting the flowers and leaves using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, I also added three white Resin Hearts (Spring Mini Catalogue 154578 – page 55) which I had painted using my Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend! I took the second Purple Posy Top layer and positioned it in my Stamparatus so I could stamp one flower in the bottom right-hand corner three times. Next I stamped the spots in the centre using Highland Heather Ink and finished off by painting the flower with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter.
I will certainly be sorry to see this stamp set retiring! That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Easter weekend. 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”