It’s time for another Design Team project for the What Will You Stamp? challenge. This week the challenge is #WWYS219 – All That You Are and I have a really pretty thank you card for you.
But first an apology. I have a policy of not showing you projects using products you can no longer buy, that’s my own personal decision, and one many of my readers have come to expect. Every year around this time however there comes a point where certain retiring Stampin’ Up! products sell out and I misjudge the availability. That’s the case on today’s project with the Fresh Fig Card, and for that I apologise. I do have a ‘work-around’ for you though.
A GOLDEN START
I really love the All That You Are Stamp Set and am so sad that it’s retiring. It deserves a good send-off and for that I reached for my Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
I took two layers of Shimmery White Card and wiped them both with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then using VersaMark ink I stamped the large flower image in the centre of one and across the corner of the second piece. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with the embossing powder, tapped off the excess and removed some stray specks. Finally I heated the remaining powder with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
But I wasn’t quite finished with the floral image. I wiped the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope and stamped and embossed it across one corner on the front of that too.
Finally I stamped and embossed the thank you sentiment on a smaller piece of Shimmery White Card.
STAMPIN’ WRITE MARKERS
To colour the images I decided to use my Aqua Painter to ‘paint’ them. However instead of taking the paint from inside the lid of my ink pads I thought I’d show you a different method. This ‘painting’ with Stampin’ Write Markers is a perfect solution if you don’t have a particular colour ink pad.
The process is quite simple. I took the brush tip of my chosen Stampin’ Write Marker and scribbled some colour onto an acrylic block. In the past I’ve also used a piece of window sheet and even a plate, whatever I had to hand. Any non-porous surface will do.
Then using the Aqua Painter I picked up some of the ink from the block and began painting my main floral image. This is possible because Stampin’ Write Markers contain a water-based ink (unlike Stampin’ Blends which are alcohol makers). If you run out of ink on the block, simply scribble some more.
Shimmery White Card can stand up to watercolouring so I was able to ‘paint’ several layers of ink to create a watercoloured look. For the flowers I used Fresh Fig from the retiring 2017-2019 InColor Stampin’ Write Markers collection. While for the leaves I chose Call Me Clover from the 2018-2020 Stampin’ Write Markers collection.
Once I’d finished painting, I set the piece aside to dry and got on with the rest of the card.
SIMPLE LAYERS, MINIMAL MATTING
For my card base I chose Thick Whisper White Card and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the layer with the embossed corner on the inside.
Then I used liquid glue to attach the embossed sentiment to a piece of Fresh Fig Card.
Once it was completely dry I trimmed down the painted panel before gluing it a layer of Fresh Fig Card. Then I added the assembled layers to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the project I used more Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the sentiment (stacking them two high where it extended past the edge of the painted panel).
RETIRED CARDSTOCK SOLUTION
Between making this project for the WWYS Design Team and the challenge going live, the Fresh Fig Card I used for the mat layers has sold out. So if you don’t already have this colour card I have a suggestion for you…
Cut a piece of Whisper White or Shimmery White Card to the size you need and then use the brush tip of the Fresh Fig Stampin’ Write Marker to colour a border around the edge. You don’t have to colour the whole piece as most of it will be hidden by the painted panel on top. In fact, the border I’ve used on my card is so narrow that you probably won’t even notice the difference.
ALL THAT YOU ARE
Despite the fact that I used card that’s no longer available, I hope you like the project I created for #WWYS219 – All That You Are.
We’d love for you to join the challenge by creating a new project using at least one stamp from the set. There are no other rules and it doesn’t have to be a card, so the only limit is your imagination. When you’re done, upload your project to our blog so we can all see it.
At the end of the challenge we’ll choose one person to be our weekly winner. They get bragging rights, a winner’s badge for their social media, and most importantly an invitation to be our Guest Designer two week’s later. I do hope you’re able to join the fun this week.
You’ll find more projects I’ve created using the All That You Are Stamp Set in these earlier blog posts:
RETIRING PRODUCTS – All the 2017-2019 InColor products are retiring and only available while stocks last. The All That You Are Stamp Set is also retiring but stocks are guaranteed until May 24th.