I’m not sure what’s going on, but today is apparently my day for internet issues. So I’d better make this post a quick one. Basically I was experimenting with different colour combinations and ended up using three shades of green for a thank you card.
SHADES OF GREEN
The three shades of green I put together were Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron and Call Me Clover.
Soft Sea Foam was used for the card base that I embossed using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Mint Macaron formed the next layer, onto which I stamped 5 stems from the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set using Call Me Clover ink.
Call Me Clover is also the colour I chose from the 2018-2020 InColor 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper Pack. The eagle-eyed among you will realise that there’s no diagonal striped paper in that pack. I simply cut the sheet at an angle to create my own. Then I fixed a piece to the Mint Macaron layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
THANKS (but I don’t need it all)
The sentiment also comes from the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set but actually says ‘Thanks for understanding’. I was just very careful to ink up only the Thanks part using Call Me Clover ink, then stamped it onto some Whisper White Card. I added this strip to my other layers with liquid glue.
TIP – You could also use sellotape to cover the unwanted portion of your stamp after you’ve inked it up.
Next, on a scrap of Whisper White Card I stamped the tall leafy vase and three long leaves with Call Me Clover ink. These were then punched out using the coordinating Vases Builder Punch. More liquid glue was used to attach the leaves and vase to the layers.
A POP OF COLOUR
Although I loved the three shades of green I did want to add a little pop of colour, and chose Real Red. Then I stamped 5 of the small tulip flowers onto Whisper White Card and punched them out.
The two of the flowers were fixed to the stamped stalks with liquid glue, then the other three were added with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I ‘painted’ the flowers and the leaves on the vase using a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. This picks up a little of the stamped outlines and adds a subtle touch of colour to the images.
With the layers all complete I attached them to the front of the embossed card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
In the bottom right corner on a layer of Whisper White Card I stamped the leafy vase and 5 stalks using Call Me Clover ink. Then I added the tulip flower to each of the stalks with Real Red ink.
Once again I ‘painted’ the flowers and the leaves on the vase with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
Finally I added the layer to the inside of the card base with liquid glue.
All that was left was the Whisper White Medium Envelope. For this I used liquid glue to attach some of my ‘diagonal’ striped DSP to the flap. Then I trimmed the DSP to shape using Paper Snips to follow the line of the flap.
So my project was done, and I’ve apparently managed to get the blog post done while the internet was behaving itself.
BUNDLE BONUS – As well as the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set the Vases Builder Punch also coordinates with the Varied Vases Stamp Set in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue. You can buy the punch by itself or it’s also available in a bundle with the Varied Vases Stamp Set (not used today). Buying products using a bundle item number will save you 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle just in case you want to look at this further.