Like many people in eastern Canada my plan today is to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Fiona. Looking at the current forecast I am pretty sure we’ll have trees and powerlines down. In addition to hurricane force winds, there’s also going to be a lot of rain making for a very messy clean up when it’s all over. And if we lose power? Well I’ll wait it out in my craft studio. I may not be able to heat emboss, but stamping and die-cutting is a very welcome distraction!
But before then I have a fun card project for you using the Warm Welcome bundle. This is on early release from the January to June 2023 Mini Catalogue.
I began by cutting the layers using dies from the Stitched Rectangles set. This set has three nesting groups that I call A, B and C. Group C is the largest and I wanted numbers 6, 7 and 8 (counting from the smallest up).
I placed the largest (#C8) on some Petal Pink Card and placed the smallest of my three chosen dies inside it. Next I ran them through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to create a frame. Then using the middle-sized die from the three I’d chosen (#C7) I cut some Crumb Cake Card.
For my card base I chose Thick Basic White Card, cut and scored using my Paper Trimmer. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I used a Blending Brush to add a light area of Starry Sky ink on the front of the card base in the centre. Then I set it aside with the Petal Pink layer while I got on with some stamping.
From the Warm Welcome Stamp Set I started with the open door image. Then using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped it in the centre of the die-cut Crumb Cake layer. Next I cut out the rectangular doorway using a die from the coordinating Warm Welcome Dies. With that done I used a dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker to colour in the door and door frame. Beneath the opening I added some ‘ground’ by scribbling side-to-side with the light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
Now I was ready to put the Petal Pink frame and Crumb Cake layer pieces together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I covered the back of the layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and set then aside for a moment.
Before I could begin assembling the card I still had a little stamping to do on some scraps of Thick Basic White Card. First, from the stamp set I chose the bunch of flowers and stamped it using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I cut it out using the coordinating die. While I was there I also cut a small rectangular label using another die from the set.
By this point I’d decided to use the bouquet image as my coordinating feature. So with Tuxedo Black ink I stamped it coming in from the right-hand edge on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I repeated this on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. This gave me three identical images to colour using Stampin’ Blends. For the hand and bouquet wrap I used the Ivory and Bronze pair. Then for the flowers I chose dark Petal Pink and dark Mint Macaron. Finally I coloured the sleeves with light Petal Pink and added some subtle stripes on top with the light Mint Macaron.
Going back to the main layers I used a little liquid glue to attach the die-cut arm and bouquet behind the open doorway. Then I fixed the assembled piece onto the front of card base before gluing the Basic White layer on the inside.
Finally I picked up the small white die-cut label. From the Warm Welcome Stamp Set I chose “It’s your day” and stamped it with Tuxedo Black ink. Then with a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the sentiment to the card front and my project was complete.
For my first project using this new stamp set and dies see my earlier blog post Welcome new bundle.
EARLY RELEASE – The Warm Welcome Stamp Set and Warm Welcome Dies Bundle is on early release from the January to June 2023 Mini Catalogue. Like all Stampin’ Up! bundles you save 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. Sadly though the early release is just for the discounted bundle. Customers and Demonstrators who only want one part will have to wait until January 5th to buy it.