I’ve always loved the Treasures Of Life Stamp Set. It called to me as a grandparent, and even more so as I have two new twin granddaughters. I say new, they’re already seven weeks old, but despite being born more than 5 weeks early they avoided special care and are thriving. I’ve been very lucky and managed to travel to the UK, and am very grateful I can spend time with the family. So the “and the love only grows” sentiment from the Treasures of Life Stamp Set on today’s project really resonates with me.
PAISLEY PAPER AGAIN
I never thought I say it, but I seem to be a little obsessed with the paisley patterned paper from the Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. For today’s project I first cut a piece 2-1/4″ x 6″ and fixed it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I trimmed off the excess DSP with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Basic Black Card. After folding it along the scored line, I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
Then it was back to the paisley DSP to cut a piece 3/4″ x 4″. Using liquid glue I mounted this strip at the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card, before gluing it inside the card base.
I cut my final piece of DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and mounted it onto the front of the card base with more liquid glue. Now with the coordination complete it was time to work on the sentiment and focal image.
TREASURES OF LIFE
I began with the sentiment, using Tuxedo Black ink to stamp it onto a 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then with liquid glue I mounted it onto a 1-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ piece of Basic Black Card.
Next I wrapped some Basic Gray twine from the Well Suited Twine Combo Pack around the sentiment layers. After tying the ends in a simple bow, I added the assembled sentiment to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All I needed now was the image of the adult cradling the baby from the Treasures of Life Stamp Set.
Using VersaMark ink I stamped the image onto a piece of Basic Black Card. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Finally I melted the remaining embossing powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Once the embossing had cooled I used a die from the Stitched Rectangles to cut around the image. Then I mounted the die-cut piece onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
I did wonder how clear the image would be when embossed, but I needn’t have worried. The details that matter are all there and the overall feeling is exactly as I’d planned.
For some more projects using the gorgeous Treasures of Life Stamp Set, see these earlier blog posts:
- Newest treasures are now available
- Treasures from grandparent to grandchild
- Celebrate a special life with a photo album
EMBOSSING POWDERS – Stampin’ Up! has retired its individual embossing powder item numbers and replaced them with two embossing powder collections. One collection is called Metallics and contains one 1/2oz (14g) pots each of gold, silver and copper. The second collection is called Basics and contains one 1/2oz (14g) pots each of black, clear and white.
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