As predicted, the winter storm that started on Friday evening continued for most of yesterday. The power went out Friday night and wasn’t restored until 8.45pm on Saturday. So there was nothing for it but to hunker down inside and ride it out. During the daylight hours I managed to do a little crafting and re-organising while hubby worked on getting power from our new generator into the house. Today there’s not a cloud in the sky and the sun is showing off the ridges carved into the snow by the wind. Meanwhile there’s a 5 foot (150cm) snowdrift in front of the garage to move. So while we work on that, here’s this week’s simple Sunday project using the Bamboo Beauty Stamp Set and some pretty new paper.
I found the inspiration for today’s card in the new Symbols of Fortune 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). As I looked through the pack I noticed this simple pattern of white bamboo on a Crumb Cake background. That reminded me of the Bamboo Beauty Stamp Set that I already have and it all went from there…
I began by cutting a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of the bamboo patterned paper. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted it onto a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ layer of Mossy Meadow Card.
Next I wrapped some Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
I chose Crumb Cake Card for the card base and cut and scored it using my Paper Trimmer. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Finally I attached the assembled layers to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
In no time at all I was ready for the Bamboo Beauty Stamp Set.
Using Mossy Meadow ink I first stamped “Sending caring thoughts” onto some Basic White Card. Then, keeping the words over to the right, I punched it out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.
Next I stamped the larger of the two bamboo images onto Basic White Card. Using my Paper Snips I cut around the bamboo before fixing it to the sentiment layer with liquid glue. With that done I flipped the assembled sentiment over and added pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back. Then I attached the sentiment over the lace on the card front.
For my coordinating feature I went back to the bamboo image and Mossy Meadow ink pad. First I stamped the bamboo on the left side of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I glued the layer inside the card base. Finally I stamped the bamboo on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope and my project was complete.
I’m very happy with how this card turned out although it didn’t quite go according to plan. You see I wasn’t paying attention when I cut the DSP and when I came to attach it onto the card base I realised I’d cut the bamboo sideways! Have you ever done that? There was nothing for it but to turn the card landscape style to accommodate the ‘error’. Luckily I hadn’t added the sentiment so it was an easy fix.
Now it’s time for me to get going outside, but I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow for another new project.
For some more projects using the Bamboo Beauty Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
- Bamboo Beauty makes its debut
- Block stamped background rediscovered
- Bamboo Beauty with a Japanese proverb