Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the UK. This time last year I bet you never thought you’d be hoping your family loves you enough NOT to visit you today! Social isolation is a tough but necessary stage in the fight against the virus that is sweeping the globe. Maybe you should agree that Mother’s Day hasn’t been cancelled, but rather postponed to as yet undecided date. Meanwhile, for my simple Sunday project I send you and your family forget-me-nots created using the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.
When I first got the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set I must admit I didn’t see forget-me-nots, but here they are.
I began with a layer of Whisper White Card and a Granny Apple Green ink pad. I chose the four branch image from the set and stamped it all over the card. Then using Balmy Blue ink I stamped the small five-petal flower at the ends of the stalks and in some of the other spaces. Once that was done I mounted the piece onto some Balmy Blue Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
On another layer of Whisper White Card I stamped part of the same leafy branch across the top left and bottom right corners. Then I added a few Balmy Blue flowers there too. This piece would be used to line the inside of my card base.
Finally I stamped the images across the top left and bottom right corners on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
For my sentiment I turned to the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set. First I stamped the sentiment onto some Whisper White Card using Granny Apple Green ink. Then above it I stamped a single small flower in Balmy Blue. With that done I mounted the sentiment onto Balmy Blue Card using liquid glue.
In no time at all I was ready to assemble the card.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Next I added the lining piece to the inside of the card with liquid glue.
Finally I attached the layered background with Stampin’ Dimensionals, followed by the layered sentiment. My simple project was complete in under 10 minutes.
OK, for the purists among you the forget-me-nots should have a yellow centre edged with black. But it’s the thought that counts. Right?
You’ll find more Thoughtful Blooms project ideas in these earlier blog posts:
SALE-A-BRATION ENDS SOON
The Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set is one of the free sets you can get from Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration. All you need to do is spend $60 before shipping and taxes and choose this item as your free gift. But remember that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st.
I love this set so much that I have one to give away to the winner of my current Host Code draw. To be included in the draw simply place any size order up to $199.99 via my online store by the end of today, and remember to include my host code RBYUUZ9E. Be sure that your account profile includes permission for your details to be shared with me. Otherwise if you win I won’t be able to contact you and send your prize.
That’s all from me for now. Whatever else you have planned, remember to take a break from the 24 hour news and Facebook feed. Do something creative , read a book, or try out a new recipe. I might do one or two of these myself today.
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set has now retired and is no longer available from Stampin’ Up!