I’ve been playing with a lot of colour just lately, probably to offset the lack of bright colours in my garden. So I thought I’d embrace the outdoors for my Design Team project for this week’s What Will You Stamp? challenge. The challenge is #WWYS207 Lasting Lily, showcasing a free stamp set from the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure.
First I chose my colour palette.
Thick Whisper White for the card base and Whisper White for the stamped layers. I’d use just one ink colour, Memento Tuxedo Black.
Then for contrast I selected Basic Gray for the mats. Finally I decided on the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum for a little geometric background interest.
I began by stamping the ‘Our thoughts are with you’ sentiment onto Whisper White Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached it to a layer of Basic Gray Card.
Then I stamped the large lily flower head onto Whisper White Card, followed by the larger stem. Finally I added the separate leaf.
I attached the lily piece to Basic Gray Card using liquid glue, then fixed the sentiment to it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next, on another layer of Whisper White Card I stamped the small lily flower head laying across one corner. Then I bent the small stalk a little so that I could stamp it along the the bottom of the layer. This piece would be used on the inside of the card.
Finally I stamped the same smaller lily and stalk along the bottom on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. This time however I added a second lily and stalk going in the other direction so the stalks crossed.
To complete the project I cut and scored the Thick Whisper White Card using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. The layer with the smaller lily came next, fixed inside the card base with liquid glue.
The larger lily and sentiment were already assembled, but I still needed to add my vellum layer.
I have a little trick for attaching vellum to my projects with regular adhesives so that the adhesive is hidden. I made a short video a while ago explaining my process that many people have found helpful. I’ve been told that you can buy special adhesive for vellum, but friends who have tried this were not particularly impressed with the results. So if you don’t have the special adhesive, or are unhappy with it, I hope this helps.
Using my ‘front to back’ solution I attached the flower and sentiment layers to the vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I fixed the vellum to the card base with liquid glue to complete the project.
I’m really happy with how this turned out Lasting Lily is a DistINKtive® stamp set which gives an almost photographic quality to the stamped images. You”ll find many more DistINKtive stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! Annual and Occasions Catalogues.
Sadly the Lasting Lily Stamp Set is not actually available to buy, but you can get it for free during Sale-A-Bration. Simply place an order for $120 before shipping and taxes and select it as your free item.
On March 1st Stampin’ Up! will release a limited edition set of Framelits dies that you will be able to purchase to coordinate with this set. Stocks will be limited so watch out for my reminder when they are available.
WHAT WILL YOU STAMP? CHALLENGE
Do visit the What Will You Stamp? blog for more Lasting Lily project ideas from other members of the Design Team.
Then if you have the set we’d love you to join the challenge. Simply create a new project using at least one stamp from the set and upload it to your social media. Then add it to the challenge gallery for #wwys207 Lasting Lily.
Each week we randomly choose one person to be our challenge winner. They get bragging rights and a winner’s badge to display on their social media. They also get an invitation to be our Guest Designer two weeks later. So go ahead, design anything you like, it doesn’t have to be a card, then upload it to the blog. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
MORE LASTING LILY INSPIRATION
You’ll find more projects I’ve designed using the Lasting Lily Stamp Set in these earlier blog posts: