While I love all the card making techniques I’ve learned over the years, there’s something quite satisfying about getting back to basics. So every Sunday I like to bring you a simple project that any one can do. This week I have a card created using the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.
POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND IMAGES
I began with the “Friends like you mean more every year” sentiment, stamping it onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Soft Suede ink.
Next I inked up the feather image with Bermuda Bay ink using Sponge Daubers. To do this I tapped a dauber onto the Bermuda Bay ink pad then tapped it onto the stamp rubber. Then I changed to a different dauber and tapped a little Pretty Peacock ink around the bottom and edge of the feather. With that done I breathed onto the stamp surface to re-moisten the ink before stamping the image above the sentiment.
Using the Sponge Daubers to put the ink on the stamp creates a soft look and allows the two colours to blend beautifully. If you’ve not done this technique before do a few practice stamps on scrap paper first.
I loved the look of the feather and chose that for my coordinating feature for this project. So repeating the same process I stamped it in the centre of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I did the same thing in the centre of a layer of Whisper White Card.
Now the stamping was complete it was time to cut some layers and put everything together.
I started 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 my card base. Finally , using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the layer with just the feather on the inside. That just left the front of the card to do.
First I cut some Soft Suede Card and mounted the sentiment piece to it with liquid glue. Then I mounted the layers onto some Bermuda Bay Card, before adding the assembled piece to my card front. In no time at all my project was complete.
I must be honest and admit that I wasn’t excited by the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set when I first saw it. However it’s becoming a firm favourite with its delicate images and gorgeous sentiments.
Whatever you have planned for today, I hope you’re able to find a little time for yourself.
Although I didn’t use them today, I wanted to point out that for a limited period you can purchase coordinating dies for the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set. The Nature’s Thoughts Dies are not in any catalogue so I’ve included a link in case you want to look at these. Stocks are limited so make sure to place your order before they sell out.