Hello and here is to a NEW WEEK! I am doing the HAPPY DANCE all week for the time to change this coming weekend! I know that many if you are i my camp of….I AM DONE WITH WINTER….and I am sooooo ready for Springtime to be here….plus the longer days!
Yesterday we had snow….this morning we were plowing and shoveling…..right now it is sooooo beautifully sunny out (that I cannot believe that I am inside typing this) but I am trying to get into a schedule!
I had a FABULOUS time in Boston visiting my son….I plopped myself for 2 days at his school and the grasshoppers he teaches were just adorable! They are from 6 – 9 years old and let me tell you…..they do things now that I never dreamed a grasshopper could do – all in all – I perfect time and he sooooo appreciated his Mom being there!
Let’s get to this BEAUTY as I truly think it is just that…..a TRUE BLUE BEAUTY of a card and I have been excited to share with you! I was in the mood to use the good old aqua painter so all of the cards that you see are with the aqua painter and the shimmering white paper!
? for you….do you have the shimmering white paper?
Chances are….if you are anything like me you are not that familiar with it! I had heard of it but I really did not use it until my dear friend and partner in crime with paper, Jeanie Stark said – that is just the best to watercolor with….so being the stamper I am – I hit that button and bought it and she was right, it is GREAT to use with the aqua painter!
Let’s face it…there are several items that we do not use often but when we are in the position of needing it…you are thankful that you have it readily available as it is things like this that pull projects together!
Keep reading as I am going to share with you the dimensions of this card as it is one of those that I clearly call “a keeper” and I think that you can also see that the sky is the limit with the colors that you can use and also the DSP!
I was NOT going to get another Stampin’ Up! Rose set as I have some from the past BUT…the reason that I hit that button to purchase this bundle was simple!
- I loved the sentiments and the font styleT
- The Bundle price point was great
- The floral image would be SUPER easy to color
- The trellis and the sentiment die were over the top vesatile
- That stamp of the shapes (not sure what to call it) – this would be perfect to stamp off as it is very unique.
I highly encourage you to ask yourself questions before you make an investment, Also, use the samples in the catalog for inspiration as you can see some similarities to my card!
One of the things that I was super tickled with was….I was able to heat emboss on Vellum and hide the adhesive! Vellum is another item that we do not use often but watch out as when we do…..next is usually a smile!
How did I hide the vellum? After I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and it was ready to be assembled…I took the green glue and added a super thin layer of it over the entire vellum banner and then popped it up with mini dimensionals just on the left tucked under the floral image…when the glue was dry….you could not see it!
This is one of those cards that is much prettier in person than what the pictures can do for it so please trust me, it is just stunning! True your fingertips are sticky but to me a simple wash of your hands is better than seeing adhesive peek through vellum!
The other think that I think makes this a keeper is the scoring lines I did on either side of the layered whisper white piece. This is something that I do quite often and it is something that truly makes a difference when you hold the project in your hand. I ALWAYS prefer to use the Simply Scoring over the trimmer when scoring lines like this – you just get a much deeper impression!
Here you go…..and if you want one of these cards as well as 1 yard of EACH color of the Organdy Ribbon…..is is your for free with the purchase of this bundle from me!
This Organdy Ribbon as a Sale-A-Bration item that SOLD OUT…..but I have an extra package of it so I can make (5) people happy with a yard of each of the 5 colors!
Here you go….some quick bullet points on the ins and outs of how I made this card! I do hope that you will try it! Remember, if you purchase the Bundle from me…..I will send you one of these cards and envelopes along with a yard of each of the 5 colors of ribbons (5 yards total)
- Card Base – thick Whisper White in vertical fold, 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″
- Regular weight whisper white 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ and scored on each side 4 x’s as shown
- The Gingham Paper is 2 1/2″ X 5 3/8″
- I used (3) of the trellis and adhered them together with green glue
- The floral image was color with the aqua painters in the colors listed below on shimmery cardstock
- A simple bow out of the Organdy Ribbon tied on the Flax Ribbon added the perfect simple bling!
Remember, we are on the LAST MONTH of Sale-A-Bration…..so make sure that you take full advantage of the freebies that you can earn with every $50.00 increment. Stampin’ Up! has added more….so CLICK HERE to see all of the availabilities!
Have a super afternoon and for you Voice Fans……(Sonny I know for sure!!!!) they are back on so yep, I will be watching and smiling! I hope that this sweet card perked up your day and I do hope that you will find some well deserved me time and make one! This is a great layout for many stamp sets that I am sure that you have!