Quiet Meadow is one of my favorite bundles from Stampin’ Up’s, new, 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. I thought the images would be beautiful in sepia. But, what is sepia? This is what Siri tells us: it’s “a reddish-brown color associated particularly with monochrome photographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries.”
To achieve the sepia look, I began with a Thick Very Vanilla card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I layered this with very Vanilla Cardstock that I stamped in Soft Suede Ink, using two stamps from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set; the barely legible words, and random dots.
Before gluing the layer to the card base, I gave it texture with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.
Next, I stamped the flowers in Soft Suede Ink on a 2″ strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock, and used the Banner Triple Punch for the bottom. After brushing the edge with Soft Suede Ink on a Sponge Dauber, I attached the banner with Dimensionals. I used long, left-over strips of Dimensionals, so it would be well supported.
My meadow needed butterflies, and there are two in the Meadow Die Set, which you have seen in the first photo. They received the Sponge Dauber treatment, and I added them to the scene.
The word, “love'” is from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set, and fits perfectly in its Meadow die-cut. I tied Linen Thread through the hole, and attached it with a Dimensional.
I was inspired by Freshly made Sketches.
May is an exciting month! Not only do you get to order from the new, 2021-22 Annual Catalog, beginning May 4th, but there is a special Join Plus Promotion, which you can read about below. And, it’s my birthday month, so everyone who joins will receive a surprise gift from me.
My May Host Code Gift
Just type KXBF9AEW in the box provided, on your order of $75.00 or more, and I will send you the Simply Shammy in June.
“Reusable mat makes stamp cleaning easy. Just add water and wipe the stamps on on the shammy. No lint, no chemicals–just clean! Portable 5X7 size fits neatly in a Standard Stamp Case.”
May Drawing Prize
I have one more Darling Donkeys Stamp Set, and this is the last one.
You will be entered in my drawing with a qualifying order of $125.00+, and you could be the lucky winner
I appreciate you visiting. Don’t forget to join my Dream Makers team, so you can share in my birthday surprise!
Oops! The Banner Triple Punch has retired. But we now offer the Banners Pick A Punch #153608.