Even though it’s only September, I’m having a hard time staying away from my Christmas stamp sets. I suppose it’s because they’re new, and sitting in a little stack on my craft desk. So I’m making a special effort to rediscover some of my older, but still available Stampin’ Up! sets. Today my attention turned to Labels to Love Stamp Set.
Yes I know it’s got a lot of Christmas images, but there’s others in there too. I grabbed the give thanks image with two little leafy branches and set to work.
As soon as I began I knew that I didn’t want the stamped image to be just one colour. I used the brush tip of a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker (from the Regals collection) to colour the words on the stamp rubber. Then with Mossy Meadow (from the Neutrals collection) I coloured the leaves. I breathed onto the surface of the stamp to remoisten the ink then stamped onto Very Vanilla Card. Pretty.
Next I looked through my packs of Designer Series Paper (DSP) for something appropriate to use as a background layer. I found the perfect design in the Share What You Love Specialty DSP pack. What’s even better was that it only needed a little trim to be the perfect size.
Now I had more of an idea of my colour palette I chose Mint Macaron Card for the mat layer. I trimmed it to size and attached the DSP on top with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Looking through my card scrap system I came across my Vellum Cardstock scraps. In there I found a 1″ wide strip. It was a bit longer than I needed but instead of trimming it I decided to wrap it around the layered DSP. I could then use liquid glue to secure it on the back.
LABELS TO LOVE
It was at this point that I decided to take a look at my punches. It’s been a very long time since I’ve used them and I knew exactly what I wanted. The Everyday Label Punch was originally designed to coordinate with the Labels to Love Stamp Set. That’s what I’d use for my sentiment.
With the sentiment punched I added it to the prepared layers using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now I needed a card base. Very Vanilla would be perfect, cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then the assembled layers were attached to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I could have used more of the DSP as my coordinating element but instead opted for the stamped image.
I made sure that the stamp was completely clean and then, using the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker on the stamp rubber, coloured just the top set of leaves. Once that was done I stamped the leaves in the centre near the top of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. This layer was then fixed inside the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I repeated the process to add the leaves to the middle of the flap on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
In no time at all my project was complete.
I love the simplicity of this card. The extra-wide border around the centre panel gives it a clean and uncluttered look, while the strip of vellum adds just a little interest without distracting from the two-colour sentiment.