One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! stamps is the detail they get in the images. That has never been more true than with their new DistINKtive stamps. These take the concept of detail to a whole new level with an almost photographic quality to the images. Wishing You Well is one such set and I must say that the catalogue doesn’t really do it justice.
I only received the set yesterday and decided that to use this week’s CAS Colours & Sketches challenge for inspiration.
WISHING YOU WELL
It was all about the stamped images on this project, shown off on simple Whisper White Card.
I began with the main bouquet image stamped using Granny Apple Green ink. Then I added the flower image twice with Pumpkin Pie ink. Next I stamped the sheer bow with Fresh Fig ink. Finally, underneath the bouquet, I stamped the wishing you well sentiment, also with Fresh Fig ink.
On a separate layer of Whisper White Card I then stamped the bow in the centre towards the top with Fresh Fig Ink. This would be the lining for my card.
Finally I stamped the bow one last time with Fresh Fig ink, this time in the centre of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
Using my Stampin’ Trimmer I cut and scored a piece of Fresh Fig Card for my card base. I folded it along the scored line and then sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. The Whisper White layer with the bow was fixed on the inside with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
I wanted the focus of the card to be on the stamped image so I decided to separate it from the sentiment. Using liquid glue I fixed the separated pieces to a layer of Fresh Fig Card with a small gap between them. Then I attached the Fresh Fig layer to some Pumpkin Pie Card with a narrow border.
Finally the assembled layers were added to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
Here’s the challenge logo for the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #290 that inspired me with the colours on my project.
Once again I probably wouldn’t have thought of using this combination, but boy to they work well together. This will definitely end up on my personal colour coach to remind me to use them again
Today is forecast to be a bit damp and dreary so I’m off to brighten my day with a few hours in my studio. I definitely want to experiment some more with the Wishing You Well Stamp Set. That bow would be perfect for so many projects, and there’s a wreath image in the set as well. It’s no wonder I can already picture a few fall / Christmas projects in my future.
Whatever you have planned, I hope you’re able to find a little time for some creative therapy too.