It’s all happening today! New seasonal products have been added to to the Online Exclusives range. Selected Paper Pumpkin past kits, refill kits and add-on products are on sale at up to 50% off today and tomorrow. Plus the Clearance Rack has been updated with one final chance to buy some retired products. One of the stamp sets unexpectedly re-available while stocks last is Soft Seedlings. So I took advantage of this unexpected opportunity to create a pretty “thinking of you” card, inspired by the maple trees in my garden.
Having decided to use the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set for today’s card I went for a walk along our driveway. This is bordered on both sides by mature maple trees and I noticed the other day that the seeds had started to drop. So I went to collect some of these seeds to inspire me.
Once back at my desk I pulled out my Mossy Meadow ink pad. First I inked up the large maple leaf and seeds image, then I stamped-off onto some scrap paper to remove a little of the ink. Next I took a Sponge Dauber and tapped it lightly onto my Moody Mauve ink pad. Looking at the surface of the rubber stamp I tapped the Sponge Dauber over the ends of the seeds and tips of the leaf. Finally I stamped the multi-coloured image onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card before cutting around it with my Paper Snips.
Before putting away the large stamp I cleaned it off and reinked it with the two colours as before. Then I stamped the image onto the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. I cleaned and reinked it once more then added a bit more of the leaf beside the first one to fill in a bit more of the flap.
Finally I cleaned, reinked and stamped part of the image a couple of times coming in from the top edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card.
For my sentiment I went back to the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set and Mossy Meadow ink pad. I chose “thinking of you” and stamped it towards the right-hand end of a 1″ x 5-3/8″ strip of Very Vanilla Card.
TEXTURE AND LAYERS
With the main pieces done I was ready to start putting everything together.
First I cut and scored some Soft Sea Foam Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my A2 card base. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the stamped Very Vanilla layer on the inside.
Next I cut a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Soft Sea Foam Card and added texture to it using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. Using liquid glue once more I glued this layer onto the front of the card base.
Then I cut a 1-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ strip of Moody Mauve Card and glued the sentiment strip on top. This was added to the card front 1/2″ from the bottom edge using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I covered the back of the fussy-cut maple leaf and seed image with piece of Stampin’ Dimensionals. One I’d pressed it onto the card front my project was complete.
For more projects using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts
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CLEARANCE RACK REFRESHED – The Soft Seedlings Stamp Set actually retired at the end of 2022, however limited quantities remained in the warehouse. These, and other discounted retired items have been added to the Clearance Rack today. This really is your final chance to get this gorgeous stamp set and other things you may have missed.