I’m Here for You, Stampin’ Up

Hi Stampin’ friends! I must say, I have L O V E D  this set ever since I first saw it. The flower is just so simple and beautiful, the patch used for the background, gives so much depth. It looks so pretty either stamped direct or popped up. It was also a great card to make because I love to color, or watercolor. There is something so very relaxing about it to me, that and fussy cutting. I know, you wouldn’t think those two would go hand in hand, but I really enjoy them both. This card would also make a stunning Wedding card, especially if you found out the wedding colors ahead of time and used them. I have done that same thing with wedding cards I have made, and I will tell you, the Bride absolutely loved it. There is not much more that would make a wedding more special, then a custom color coordinated card. Try it once, I’ll bet you get rave reviews 🙂

Onto this fantastic card….it was quite easy. I cut my layers.First Basic Black 5 1/2″ by  4 1/4″, second Sahara Sand, 5 1/4″ by 4″, finally Whisper White 5″ by 3 3/4″. I stamped the Whisper White layer with the background gauzy image with Soft Sky ink. You will need a scrap piece of Whisper White to put your flower image on, which is stamped in Black Staz-On. I colored in my flower before I cut it, and as I always do when I color, I went outside the lines so there were no harsh white edges. This also allows more room if you do not cut the flower quite as close to the image as I did.I colored the edges of the flower darker, and blended in lighter as I moved in to the center. I thought it gave a really genuine flower look, and accentuated the image more. Once I fussy cut it out, I added dimensionals to the back of the flower, stem and leaves. I put a “x” mark of Snail on the Soft Sky area, wound the Copper thread around my fingers a few times, and stuck it down lightly to the snail. I adjusted the Copper thread to my liking, pulling more to the top and out of the sides so you could still see it once the flower is in place. Then I set the flower on top, before removing the dimensional backing to make sure I was satisfied. Once it was good, I peeled off the backing and pressed firmly, which will also keep the Copper thread in place. I used Versamark to stamp the sentiment, added Copper Embossing powder, and used my heat tool to set the words. I used the single banner from Bunch of Banners to cut it out with the Big Shot. I also raised the sentiment up on dimensionals because I liked it better than flat down. I took the time to finish the inside of the card as well, since it gives a beautiful and richer feel to the card. you could add the inside sentiment later if you wish, however I thought the words from the Artistically Asian set went along so well with the front sentiment. I added a splash piece from Timeless Textures in Soft Sky, the added the sentiment in Staz-On as well.
Until next time, Stay Crafty!!







Flower done on Watercolor Paper instead



#139575 You’ve Got This clear mount stamp set

# 140517 Timeless Textures clear mount stamp set

# 141781 Artistically Asian clear mount stamp set

# 141488 Bunch of Banners Framelits

# 121045 Basic Black card stock

#121043 Sahara Sand card stock

# 100730 Whisper White card stock

# 131181 Soft Sky ink pad

# 126983 Calypso Coral ink pad

# 126959 Wild Wasabi ink pad

# 101406 Staz On black ink pad

# 102283 Versamark ink pad

# 102845 Blender Pen

# 102300 Bone Folder

# 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

# 113439 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

# 103579 Paper Snips

# 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

# 129053 Heat Tool

# 141636 Copper Embossing Powder

# 103083 Emboss Buddy

# 104332 Snail Adhesive

# 141696 Copper Metallic Thread

# 129851 Clear Block Starter Bundle

# 107031 Whisper White Envelopes

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