Yesterday I was searching for something entirely different when I came across a box of mini chocolates that I’d purchased last year in Amsterdam. The colours inspired me in my papercrafting this morning, and as I know I don’t have any windmill images I pulled out the Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set instead.
I began by looking for an appropriate blue ink. Blueberry Bushel ink was a bit dark, but Bashful Blue was too light. To solve my problem I stamped the sentiment and separate blue flower spray from the Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Blueberry Bushel ink after first ‘stamping off’ onto some scrap paper. That was much better. Then I used a Blender Pen to add a touch of Blueberry Bushel ink to the petals and larger leaves.
Using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out the floral image using the coordinating die from the Beautiful Layers Thinlits. The sentiment was cut out using the #3 circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (counting from the smallest up).
For the background I was thinking of Delft Blue tiles I’d seen and that led me to the new Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used a Stampin’ Spritzer to lightly spray some clean water on some Whisper White Card and then placed it inside the folder. This time I used my Big Shot with the Multipurpose Platform with all the tabs open and just one cutting pad (on top of the embossing folder). I ran the embossing folder through the Big Shot twice, removed the card from the folder and set it aside to dry.
Keeping with the blue and white theme I cut and scored a piece of Thick Whisper White Card using my Stampin’ Trimmer, folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. On the front of the card base I then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to add a layer of Blueberry Bushel Card.
The focal point for my project was inspired by this week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge FabFri141.
I liked the simplicity of the layout with two simple shapes and the accent offset on the bottom left.
Although the sketch implies that accent is ribbon I decided that my die-cut floral image could stand in its place.
My shapes? Well I already had the die-cut sentiment and instead of a rectangle I chose a pretty Pearlised Doily as my second layer. The sketch was only supposed to be inspiration after all.
I fixed the sentiment to the front of the doily with liquid glue so that it was slightly offset and added the die-cut floral image to the bottom left of the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now that the embossed layer was properly dry I used a Blender Pen to add a little Blueberry Bushel ink along the indented lines to accent the tile effect, before fixing the layer to the front of my card base with liquid glue. The assembled sentiment finished off the front, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I had just a couple more things to do.
On a separate layer of Whisper White card and on the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope I stamped the floral image in the middle towards the top using Blueberry Bushel ink (after first stamping off onto some scrap paper). As before I coloured the petals and larger leaves with a little Blueberry Bushel ink using my Blender Pen.
I fixed the Whisper White layer to the inside of the card base and my Delft Blue inspired project was complete.
I love the delicate feel of this project, and the sentiment could be interpreted in so many different ways don’t you think?
If you’re not familiar with the two types of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from Stampin’ Up! I filmed a short video explaining the differences and how to get great results when using them.
BUNDLE BONUS – You can buy the Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set and coordinating Beautiful Layers Thinlits Dies individually, or do what I did and buy them as a bundle using the special item number to save 10% off the cost. I’ve included both options in the product list below so you can look at this in more detail if you wish.