After yesterday’s card I was reminded that the Petal Palette Stamp Set and coordinating dies are retiring soon. Then this morning while deciding what to make, I found myself watching a chickadee in the garden. So that was my jumping off point for today’s project.
PETAL PALETTE WREATH
I started with some Whisper White Card onto which I stamped the bird image from the Petal Palette Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black ink.
Then I stamped the thank you sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink.
For my wreath I chose Shaded Spruce ink and the small flower image. While stamping, I decided that the Shaded Spruce was a little dark so each time I inked up the stamp I stamped-off onto some scrap paper. That way, when when I stamped onto the Whisper White Card the resulting image was lighter. Once I’d stamped 15 of the green ‘flower’ images I was ready to cut everything out using my retiring Big Shot and Magnetic Platform with the coordinating dies from the Petals & More Thinlits.
With everything prepared I then assembled my wreath by overlapping the green ‘flowers’ and fixing them together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
On one side of the wreath I added some loops of the retiring Gold Metallic Thread, holding them in place with a Mini Glue Dot. Then came the sentiment, attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I added my chickadee with liquid glue where the body rested on the sentiment, and Stampin’ Dimensionals under the head and tail.
PAPER TOWEL BACKGROUND
For my background I wanted something quite subtle and initially thought of using some Designer Series Paper. Instead I pressed a Gray Granite ink pad over the surface of a paper towel I had beside me. Then I placed a layer of Whisper White card on top of the ink and pressed down on the card. When I lifted it up, the pattern from the surface of the paper towel had transferred to my card.
I really liked the effect I’d created and so reinked the paper towel to add a 1″ strip of the design down the side of a second layer of card. After more reinking of the paper towel I pressed the design onto the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
All I needed to do now was assemble my project.
For my card base I had a piece of Shaded Spruce Card and used liquid glue to add the main background layer to the front. On the inside I fixed the second Whisper White layer.
Finally I used more liquid glue to attach the assembled wreath to the front of the card and my project was complete.
I’m really pleased with this project, it’s not too fussy and that background is quite effective don’t you think?
We have rain forecast for today so I plan to spend the day in my studio. I need to do some more sorting out and reorganising, but with all the lovely new products in there I might get a little distracted…
Meanwhile you’ll find some other projects I’ve created using the Petal Palette Stamp Set in these previous blog posts:
RETIRING PRODUCTS – The Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Petals & More Thinlits Dies and Gold Metallic Thread are all retiring and only available while stocks last. The Petal Palette Stamp Set is also retiring although like all retiring stamps stocks are guaranteed until May 24th.