Today’s card came together quickly. I love it when that happens!
My inspiration was from the sketch at TGIF.
I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, a “when-in-doubt-go-to” choice. There was some experimentation, though, by embossing the entire, folded card base with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. It turned out nicely with front, back, and inside texture.
Then, using the Rectangle Stitched dies, I cut a rectangle from Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and a slightly smaller rectangle from dotted, Botanical Butterfly DSP. I tied our Occasions Old Olive Linen Thread around the bottom, according to the TGIF sketch, and glued these layers to the card base.
My leafy circle was cut from the beautiful, Floral Romance DSP with a Layering Circle die. It was layered for thickness, and placed on dimensionals.
Isn’t my butterfly pretty? It was cut with the Butterfly Duet Punch from Botanical Butterfly DSP that is black and white. I colored the butterfly with two Stampin’ Blends: Light Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight. The shadowing is there, so it’s very easy to color. The butterfly was happy to be popped on dimensionals on the leafy, green circle.
Last but not least, the sentiment. The smallest Rectangle Stitched die was the perfect size for the sketch, and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings fit the space and mood of the card. I like having sympathy cards on hand when needed, rather than making them at a sad time.
I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog. Thank you! May you have a wonderful day!
I often create with my favorite, little, Petal Palette bird, and today she is paired with a gorgeous piece of All My Love Designer Series Paper. So, I’m sharing a combination of items from the New Occasions Catalog with the Annual Catalog.
Close at Heart
Monday morning is when we get to see the new challenge at Global Design project. This week, the challenge is to case Shawn De Oliveira, and this is his card. Can you understand why I grabbed the Petal Palette stamp set, with my little bird, as fast as I could? Thank you, Shawn!
I wanted to create a new setting for my bird, so I looked through All My Love DSP, and chose my favorite, mini print, with a Crumb Cake background. This made the decision for a Crumb Cake card base easy, and I highlighted the red in the print with a layer of Lovely Lipstick cardstock.
Before gluing, I used the scalloped edge, Be Mine Stitched die, on all four sides of the Lovely Lipstick layer.
TIP: Place the scalloped edge along the side you are cutting, as close as possible, without going over. I find it cuts easily, and is very cooperative.
Next, I stamped the bird in Lovely Lipstick ink on the whitest piece of Wood Textures DSP, and used her Petals & More die for cutting. I used the same Wood Textures DSP for the foliage behind the bird, which was cut with a Well Written die.
For the band, I decided on Linen Thread which I attached with Tear & Tape. It took six strands, which was a bit tedious, but I had committed, and there was no turning back.
Instead of a square, for the sentiment, I used a heart from the Be Mine Stitched die set. I really like how the sentiment, from the Well Said stamp set, ties it all together, “Far apart but close at heart.”
I stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick ink on Petal Palette DSP. (If you’re wondering why, I ran out of the Wood Textures DSP, and this color was the closest match).
After cutting the heart with a be Mine Stitched die, I gave it some texture with the Subtle Texture embossing folder. The Lovely Lipstick trim around the heart was made with the same heart die.
After gluing the heart in place, I tied a Linen Thread bow, and attached it with a Glue Dot. My Petal Palette bird hopped on, atop Dimensionals, and my project was complete.
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Beautiful Promenade is a great stamp set, and was chosen for this week’s What Will You Stamp? challenge.
Today, I’m sharing with you a “quick & easy” card using this stamp set. How do you like my yellow hibiscus?
PS. You are Loved
There’s a stamp for the outline of the flower, which I stamped in Pineapple Punch ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. A second stamp was used for the detailed lines, with Daffodil Delight ink. I stamped the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink, and then used two of the Beautiful Layers dies for cutting the flower and the leaves.
Yellow and purple make a pretty combination, so Highland Heather cardstock is the card base, topped with a piece of Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6X6 DSP. I added texture to it with the Dot To Dot embossing folder. This was an experiment, and I was really pleased how the horizontal lines matched up.
The rectangle behind my hibiscus is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut with a Rectangle Stitched die. A Beautiful Promenade stamp was used to create the detailed edge with Gorgeous Grape ink.
“PS,” and “You are loved,” are also from the stamp set, and stamped in Highland Heather ink. I really like this sentiment!
Sometimes, you just need a “quick & easy” way to tell someone they are loved. I think this would do the trick!
I’d love to see how you were inspired, so won’t you please post your creation in the What Will You Stamp gallery? Thank you!