We have now had our second weekend in ‘Lockdown’. It’s amazing what jobs end up getting done when you can’t go anywhere. Last weekend was some spring cleaning and this weekend window washing :). I have also been able to enjoy some crafting.
On Saturday morning we were meant to have Team Training but with everything cancelled we had a Facebook Live session instead. Our Make and Take was based on a card design from one of the Artisan Design Team featuring the newly released Ornate Garden Suite.
I wasn’t sure what to call this card so I’ve named it a Triptic Card. I don’t normally go for the ‘off centre’ look but thought I’d give it a go as that is how our sample was done. I don’t have all the products from the Ornate Garden so instead of the Ornate Layers Dies I went with the Rectangle Stitched Dies and the Subtle Embossing Folder instead of the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. I had so much fun making this card that I made four others in similar designs – keep reading to see my samples.
The Crumb Cake mat is the largest die and the Whisper White mat is the second largest die which has been embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder. The three flower images have been stamped in Memento Ink (stamped off to give a lighter outline) on the smallest rectangle die and are adhered with mini dimensionals. My sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala set and has been heat embossed with white embossing powder – this is also adhered with our black mini dimensionals.
My flowers have been coloured in with Stampin’ Blends – Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock and Purple Posy. The leaves are light and dark Granny Apple Green. The Woven Threads Sequins add the finishing touch.
As mentioned before I had so much fun making this card that I kept on going and made another four cards:
A change in colours to Rococo Rose, Calypso Coral and Seaside Spray. I wanted my mats a bit bigger than the Rectangle Stitched Dies so I made my own using the Stitched Shapes Dies – and kept the mats straight.
This set was a ‘hostess only’ set during Sale-A-Bration but I couldn’t resist creating with it. I stamped the images on scrap cardstock, coloured in with Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. The images have then been die cut and adhered to the rectangles. The Whisper White mat has been embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D folder. I went with Black Bakers Twine as I’d run out of Linen Thread although I don’t think Linen Thread would have looked right.
I then started looking at what other stamp sets would fit into this design and with a slight change in ‘block’ size I came up with this. The vases have been stamped on Watercolour Paper and coloured in with Blueberry Bushel ink and an Aqua Painter. The vases have been ‘fussy cut’ to the outline. The flower images have been stamped in Memento directly to the Rectangle Stitched die cut (measures 1″ x 2 3/8″) then coloured in with Lovely Lipstick, light and dark Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. The leaves have been coloured in with Call Me Clover and then trimmed back to the outline as well.
My final design has been stamped using the Sponge Dauber ‘two tone’ technique .
To get the two tone effect on the flower ink up the image with Mango Melody then ink your Sponge Dauber with Poppy Parade. Lightly apply ink around the edge of the stamp then stamp onto your cardstock – remember to clean your stamp after stamping each image so as not to cross contaminate your ink colours. The stems of the tulips are stamped in Pear Pizzazz directly to the card base with the Rectangle Stitched Die adhered over the stem with mini dimensionals.
Well I hope you’ve enjoyed these samples of my take on a great layout. What stamp sets do you have that could be used for one of these designs?
Until next time …