Many thanks for all your reassuring comments regarding the failure of yesterday’s Seascape Seahorse blog post! I’ve been in touch with Catherine, who looks after my website, and she’s having a look to see if there is anything amiss. Going back to yesterday, when I showed hubby the card I’d made to share with you, he asked me how did I do “that” to one of the images. When I explained he said “Surely this is a video?” I thought about it and agreed with him. This means I didn’t have a card to share with you today and I didn’t time to make another one because yesterday was a busy day; first, I had my nail appointment with Sharon, and then I helped hubby with three minor jobs (don’t tell Sharon!) when he was installing a new female-friendly loft ladder. Next, I was working on Molly’s 18th birthday card which I’ll share with you after her birthday which is on New Year’s Eve.
The card I’m sharing with you today was sent to me by my good friend Tamara Bertram, who is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Canada. We both share the same birthday and we’re both part of the Create with us International design team. When I first received this card, I asked Tamara if she’d mind if I case’d it and it’s been sitting on my desk ever since – at a guess I’d say nearly three months! (Please check Tamara’s blog at www.tamaraspapertrail.blogspot.com). My favourite style of card is clean and simple and this card fits the bill brilliantly! Tamara’s Basic White Cardstock (CS) card base is the regular US size I regularly quote on my blog and the top layer measures 3¾” x 5” (A4 CS users 3⅝” x 5¼” – 9.3cm x 13.4cm). Tamara embossed the top layer using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. To decorate the top, she stamped two of the white bodied dragonflies from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and punched them out using the Dragonflies Punch.
I haven’t asked Tamara exactly which products she used so I’m quoting what I believe she used. If you would like confirmation on any product or technique, I’m more than happy to ask her. The ink I think she used is Misty Moonlight and I believe she used one of the Water Painters (151298) to drag some colour from the outline of the images to colour the body and the wings! It’s a simple technique that gives brilliant results. The sentiment YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION is from the stamp set and has also been stamped in Misty Moonlight Ink. The die used to cut out the sentiment is from the Hippo & Friends. The dragonflies and the sentiment have all been popped up on Dimensionals.
One thing that I find extra-special about this card is that Tamara has used four sequins – which is not an odd number – and it doesn’t detract from her card at all. We’re always told to use odd numbers! Maybe it’s because there are three big and one small i.e. both uneven numbers! The reason I’m really drawn to this is because I don’t think three is ever enough but five is frequently too many! I’ll remember this going forward and will give it a go! Thanks for your inspiration Tamara! 💖
That’s it from me today but before I go, I’ve just taken a couple of minutes to copy & paste what I’ve written just in case everything goes POOF again today when I go to add my photographs! LOL! I’ll be back with you again soon and in the meantime, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Basic Card Cardstock Measurements: A4 (Metric) US
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.6cm) US 8½” x 5½”
Scored and folded at 4⅛” (10.5cm) US 4¼”
Top layer: 3⅝” x 5¼”9 (.3cm x 13.4cm) US 3¾” x 5”
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 DECEMBER 2021 is GPYZHUB7 Thank you. xx