We survived the storm, and while it’s still windy, it’s not half as bad as it was yesterday. As I predicted, we did lose power, but thankfully after I’d finished my blog post, and only for about 2-1/2 hours. Today is bright and sunny and just outside the window I see lots of little finches looking for breakfast. Soon the grass will turn green again and the dandelions and daisies will reappear. I love these first signs of spring.
Today I have lots of errands to run and thank you cards to mail. So here’s one I made using the Daisy Delight Stamp Set which has one of my all-time-favourite thank you sentiments.
While I think little white garden daisies are sweet, I love bright and colourful gerbera daisies. This was what I had in mind when I chose the colours for my project.
I began with a layer of Very Vanilla Card and stamped the large daisy petal image using Berry Burst ink. Then I rotated the image a little and stamped the daisy again so this second set of petals filled the gaps between the first set.
Next I used Daffodil Delight ink to stamp the textured flower centre. In fact I stamped it twice so it would be really bright.
Finally I stamped the beautiful thank you sentiment with Garden Green ink.
While I had the stamps and ink pads out I decided to continue stamping and create the coordinating pieces for the project. So I stamped the daisy and flower centre across the bottom right corner on a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then did the same on the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
I really wanted this project to be about the sentiment so decided to keep the assembly fairly simple.
I began by using my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Fresh Fig Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the thank you panel to a layer of Berry Burst Card.
As if to underline the sentiment, I wrapped the layers with a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon, securing it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Then I fixed the completed layers to the front of the card, popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I added the other stamped panel to the inside of the card with liquid glue and I was done.
I have to make a whole stack of thank you cards, and today’s project is perfect for this, especially when I use my Stamparatus stamp positioning tool to help.
Well I’d better get on, sadly I’ve discovered that ticking things off my ‘to do’ list actually requires me to do something. Still, I’ve decided that once the tasks are done, I’ll reward myself with an hour or two in my craft studio. Is there anything specific you’d like me to make?
TEN DAYS TO RETIREMENT
It’s now just 10 days until we see the Stampin’ Up! retiring list. I know I’ll be sad to see some things go, but excited for all the new things that are coming to take their place. Of course the 2017/2019 InColors are going and I think these will sell out very quickly. So if you still haven’t stocked up, I’d recommend doing so before the list is announced. I’ve never seen InColor card and ink reduced, so there’s really no reason to wait.
Here’s a direct link to the 2017/2019 InColors section in my Online Store.