It has been one crazy week of solo-parenting this week. I’m so glad I was able to join my demonstrator friends last Saturday for a full
day of crafting and fun.
As part of the day, we also participated in a shoebox swap. If you've never participated in such a thing before, they're so much fun, and I'd love to have you join me next time. I'll be sharing some of the cards I received over the next few days; but I had to start off with the card I designed for the swap.
I used the Timeless Tulips stamp set from the new Mini catalogue. The base is Whisper White measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". It's folded at 4 1/4" and then the front is scored at 2 1/8" and folded back toward the spine. That 2 1/8" piece is then embossed using the Scripty 3D embossing folder. On a scrap of Whisper White, the image is stamped in Melon Mambo ink, but I've brought back another classic technique, the rock n' roll. To get the black edges, I first ink the stamp in Melon Mambo and before I stamp, I rock n' roll the stamp on a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Then, I stamp the image. I also used a masking technique so I could get the blooms to look layered. Stems are added in Mint Macaron. Once the images have been stamped, I cut them out using the layering ovals dies. A matte in Basic Black is also cut using the layering ovals dies. Before, I add this to the card base, I used the Rose Metallic thread to wrap around the image, securing the ends with Snail adhesive on the back to the left of the image. Once the thread has been secured, using Snail or Tear & Tape, add adhesive to the left half of the oval and adhere to the embossed section of the base.
In Melon Mambo, stamp the sentiment on the inside of the card. This will be hidden by the image. Add basic pearls to finish the look.
I have to tell you, when I was creating this card, I wasn't sure if I actually liked it. However, once it was finished and I saw it all together, I have to admit that I love it! Simple elegance that really took no time at all to complete. I'd love to be able to show you how you too can create cards like this and more. Join me at one of my upcoming classes and find out just how easy it is!
If you've already attended a class and know how fun they can be; or if you'd like to order any of the supplies seen here today, you can purchase them through my online store. Click on any of the images, to add the products to your cart.