I hope you've been enjoying some crafting time in the last few days. I like to put on some music; a nice blend of essential oils in the diffuser and shut out the never ending stream of news about the Corona virus for a few hours. Self care and mental health will become increasingly important over the coming weeks as we self-isolate. Apart from the pure enjoyment, creative pursuits are known to help elevate our mood, alleviate anxiety and boost the immune system. Time to get crafty!
I'll be doing my best to bring you more creative inspiration and you're welcome to get in touch for a chat. Today, I want to remind you that there is less than a week left of the Sale-a-bration promotion. More product choices from the current catalogues have been added for you to redeem when you place a qualifying order until 31 March 2020. You can see all of the options here in my Online Store.
My card today features 2 of the Sale-a-bration products - Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Impressions DSP. The coordinating Lily Pad Dies are no longer available, but the images are very easy to fussy cut as I have done. This card is perfect as a friendship or 'thinking of you' card.
I started with a Pool Party card base and embossed the front with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder with the texture going horizontally. The Lily Impressions DSP hasn't been a favourite although I do like more of the plainer designs on the reverse side, which are great for backgrounds. This small print is my favourite lily design from the pack and it is included in the DSP Sampler that you receive as a bonus when you join during Sale-a-bration. I had this strip left over from another project and it is perfect for a clean and simple card. On the left side I have added one of the lovely new borders in Petal Pink created with the Ornate Borders Dies that will be available for sale on 1 April 2020. There are 5 designs in the set and they are looooong! In fact about 16cm (or 6.5"), longer than a metric card so you only need to do one cut for the length of your card.
I stamped the Lily flowers in Terracotta Tile ink that was stamped off once, to give a darker shade that tones well with Petal Pink. The flowers were coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers in Petal Pink, with highlights in Calypso Coral and fussy cut on the line. The lily pad and leaves were stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and I coloured them with Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay Blends with a touch of Light Night of Navy to blend with the designer paper. I stamped the greeting from the Label Me Bold stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink and hand cut it with snips and popped it up. A sprinkle of Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets finishes it off.
For the inside, I have a mat of Petal Pink and I used the same border die to create the decorative edge at the bottom. The Whisper White writing panel has a strip of the designer paper at the bottom to coordinate.
This photo shows the texture from the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder more clearly and I think it works well with water in the designer paper.
|Stamps||Label Me Bold|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Lily Impressions DSP|
|Ink||Bermuda Bay, Terracotta Tile|
|Accessories||Clear/Frosted Expoxy Droplets|
|Tools||Ornate Border Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow glue, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy)|
If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to help you out. Place an order with me for $50 or more using the current month's Host Code (shown in the side bar on the right) and you will receive the March IDEAS Fun & Fancy Folds Tutorial Bundle for FREE (normally $10). It contains 55 pages of crafty inspiration and 12 projects that move, spin, wobble, pop-up, pop-out, slide out and shake! I will email you the PDF file within 24 hours of your order being confirmed. Don't forget, with an order of $90 or more, you can earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product until 31 March 2020.
Thanks for visiting me today!