Normally I’d be disappointed if it rained at the weekend, but not today. Nova Scotia’s weather is finally giving the personnel fighting the wildfires a break. Hopefully with a full week of rain in the forecast things will be under control soon. Meanwhile I’ve been working on today’s card project. As I sat down my plan was to include dies and maybe an embossing folder, and keep the colour palette very simple. The final result using the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and Dies turned out even better than I’d hoped.
I started with the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and chose the stems with just one style of flower. After a little thought I decided to use just Pretty Peacock and white for my colour scheme. First I stamped the image onto a scrap of Basic White Card using Pretty Peacock ink. Then I stamped it in the bottom right corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Finally I stamped the flowers in the bottom left corner on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Keeping with my colour scheme I took a light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker and quickly coloured all the flowers and buds on the stamped images. The rest of the image I left as it was.
With the colouring done I pulled out the Dainty Delight Dies and found the one that coordinated with my stamped images. Then I cut out just the image stamped on the scrap of Basic White Card and set it aside.
Next I needed a sentiment and for that I went back to the Dainty Delight Stamp Set. Using Pretty Peacock ink once again I stamped “thank you for your kindness” onto a 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ strip of Basic White Card. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted it onto a 7/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Pretty Peacock Card.
For my A2 card base I cut and scored some Pretty Peacock Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I glued the decorated 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card on the inside.
Taking another 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card I placed it inside the Crosshatch folder from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders pack. After running it through my Cut & Emboss Machine I glued it onto the front of my card base.
It was at this point that I struggled with the design. My original plan was to simply add the die-cut flowers and sentiment onto the embossed Basic White layer but somehow it looked unfinished. So instead I found a 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ scrap of Basic White Card and embossed that with the Crosshatch 3D Embossing Folder. This time instead of leaving it white I used a Blending Brush to add Pretty Peacock ink over the surface. Then I glued the inked piece to a 3″ x 4″ layer of Pretty Peacock Card.
From there the design came together really quickly. First I glued the layered sentiment onto the inky layer. Then I added the die-cut dainty flowers using pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally I put more Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the assembled layers and attached it to the card front. Job done.
I have to say I’m delighted with how this card turned out. It would seem that keeping to one colour and white is very simplistic. However I think combining that with the embossed layers and die-cut piece really gives the card a wow factor. I’d love you to leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES – The Basics 3D Embossing Folders (pack of 3 different designs) are part of the Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives range. These items are subject to availability and may be discontinued without warning. More products will be added to the Online Exclusives range on July 6th (hint… early Christmas anyone?). For a sneak peek at some of these new items check out my new Online Exclusives flyer.