When I first get a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue I always flick through it to get a feel for the contents. Then I go through it again and make a note of things to add to my wish list. I probably go through the catalogue at least a couple of times a week after that. Sometimes I’m just reminding myself about coordinating items, or looking at the sample project photos. I also look back to see if I’ve overlooked something, as happened with the His Grace Stamp Set.
When looking at this set I immediately saw the religious sentiments. These are great for some, but not all of my customers. But then I looked more closely. I was particularly taken with the delicate floral images which weren’t like anything I already had. So although the set hadn’t made it onto my initial wish list, it did end up on my order. What’s more it was the first thing I thought of when I saw two design challenges this week.
HIS GRACE FLORAL BORDER
I began this project with the 3 sided floral border from the His Grace Stamp Set. To get the border just right I mounted it onto my Stamparatus and placed the stamp carefully in one half of 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer. Next I inked up the stamp with Soft Sea Foam ink and stamped the image. Then I turned the card around so that I could stamp the image in the other half of the layer. The result was a gorgeous floral border.
With that done all I needed was to add some subtle colouring using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I coloured the flowers using the light and dark Petal Pink combo, and the leaves using light Soft Sea Foam. Then I went over one side of each divided leaf again with the light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends just to add a little definition.
For my card base I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Next I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with my Bone Folder. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attached a layer of So Saffron Card to the front, then added the floral panel.
WISHING YOU WELL
I found the perfect ‘Wishing you well’ sentiment in the Lasting Lily Stamp Set and stamped it using Soft Sea Foam ink onto a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out the sentiment with the #2 oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (counting from the smallest up).
I wanted to keep everything very simple so I used a few Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the sentiment straight onto the front of the card.
To complete my project I went back to the His Grace Stamp Set and the single flower image.
I stamped the image in the bottom right corner of a layer of Whisper White Card using Soft Sea Foam ink. Next I stamped the flower again on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope so the two would coordinate.
Then using the Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends markers I coloured in the images to match the border on the card front.
Finally I used liquid glue to fix the Whisper White layer inside the card base and my project was finished.
Looking at it now it has occurred to me that I could have recreated the border on the inside of my card and on the envelope instead of using the smaller flower. In fact that would look pretty special don’t you think?
It’s been a while since I’ve taken part in two design challenges with the same project, but today’s one of those days.
First I saw the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP173. It’s a colour challenge using Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Petal Pink.
The second challenge comes from the Just Us Girls color week #JUGS471 – Pastels.
It was obviously meant to be!
The Lasting Lily Stamp Set I used for my sentiment is only available until March 31st. It’s one of the free items that you can choose from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure. To get this 16 piece photopolymer stamp set you just need to place an order for $120 before shipping and taxes. Then enter the item number for the Lasting Lily Stamp Set as your free Sale-A-Bration choice.
Make sure you check out the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure for all the other free items you can choose from. Most of them can be selected with a $60 order.
Today with the temperature forecast to be colder than my deep freeze I plan to stay in and work on some ideas for 3D projects. Whatever you have planned I hope you’re able to find a little crafting time for yourself.