Do you ever find that even though you’ve seen an image numerous times, one day you look at it again and have one of those lightbulb moments? Well that happened to me this morning with the Accented Blooms Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!
The blank area in the centre of the main image was designed to be filled in with a sentiment, whether stamped directly into the space or on a piece of card punched out using the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch. Today however I saw a place holder with an area designed for a guest’s name and my early morning project took off from there.
I began with a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card and stamped the large image in the centre using StazOn Jet Black Ink. Then I coloured the image using Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils. Today though, instead of blending the pencil with an Aqua Painter (which can sometimes be hard to control and over-wet the card) I decided to blend the pencil using a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. There was just the right amount of moisture in the glitter solution to blend the pencil and as a bonus I had it left a beautiful subtle sparkle to the image. Win win.
With the image coloured I placed the card onto my Stampin’ Trimmer and using the scoring blade scored a line in the centre on either side of the image. Then came the tricky part, cutting around the image that was above the part scored line. It took a little time but I managed it and with the top part of the image now cut I could fold over the rest of the top part of the card.
As I’m not planning a dinner party just now I decided to complete the place card holder using the ‘hello’ image from the Accented Blooms Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment onto some Thick Very Vanilla Card using Old Olive ink and punched it out using the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch. A couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to attach the punched piece to the place card holder and then a small double bow tied from a length of Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine was attached with a Mini Glue Dot to finish it off.
As well as name cards, I can also see these being used for a pot luck or buffet meal with the names of the dishes written in the blank area. I’m sure you could come up with even more possibilities.
You know, I’m so pleased with how my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush worked with the Watercolor Pencils I’m going to add one permanently to my Watercolour Travel Case. If you missed it, you’ll find it in my blog post Craft anywhere.