At last we’ve come to the end of a busy week. I didn’t achieve everything I set out to do, but I came close so I’ll take that as a win. We’re currently under a snowfall warning with 6” to 8” of snow forecast for the next 24 hours. That could be fun, until we have to go out and shovel it. Fortunately my latest order from Stampin’ Up! was delivered yesterday, including the Perfectly Detailed Stamp Set for me. Right now I’m thinking there’s snow better time to craft.
Perfectly Detailed is a large ‘background’ stamp that really caught my eye. It’s very detailed as you might expect from the name, and so pretty. I have lots of ideas for this single stamp and couldn’t wait to get it inky.
For today’s project I began by cutting three 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ pieces of Very Vanilla Card. Then using Early Espresso ink I stamped the image onto each one.
Then before putting the stamp away I decided to use the same image and ink pad to create the coordinating parts of the project. So I stamped just the corner of the stamp in the bottom right-hand corner of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I stamped the corner of the image in the top left and bottom right corners of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Early Espresso Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece to the inside.
With the card base prepared I was ready to start work on the front of my card.
Taking one of the three full stamped images I trimmed it down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and immediately glued it directly onto the front of the card base. Then I used Paper Snips to cut the central oval panel from the second full image. From the third image I only cut the flower from the very centre.
Then to colour in the images I used just two Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I began by colouring all the flowers using dark Petal Pink. Then I switched to light Evening Evergreen and coloured in the four large leaves on the oval piece.
Once I was done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount the individual flower over the flower on the oval layer. Then with more Stampin’ Dimensionals I fixed the assembled oval piece to the main layer on the card front. And that was it. Job done.
I did consider adding a sentiment but to be honest today I simply wanted to enjoy the amazing detail of this image. Oh, and the remaining parts of the two images I’d cut up? I’m saving them for future projects. Watch this space…
Stacey Cogswell says
I love your card! I feel in love with this stamp the moment I saw it. Not many must have felt the same way, as your card it the only one I’ve seen using it.
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you Stacey. I don’t think it’s a case of people not liking the stamp, but possibiy more that they just can’t see enough ways to use it.