Hi everyone. today is a good old grey day with pretty constant rain and a smidgen of sun trying to push through the clouds at intermittent intervals. It’s a great crafting day and also a good day to blog!
Last Saturday afternoon we had our June card class and as promised we made a couple of projects using items from the new annual catalogue. This project is one of them and the other is posted on my facebook page so click on the link to the right of the blog page and it will take you there. The facebook project is a beautiful card using the Eastern Palace suite and the new very vanilla thick cardstock. This project uses the vertical greetings stamp set and it’s the perfect card or project to give to that person you want to give a little gift to but you have no idea what. Usually I end up giving a gift voucher in those situations and this card is perfect for giving a gift voucher.
Th base card uses soft suede cardstock which is dry embossed using the softly falling embossing folder. On the card front is the design using the vertical greetings stamp set on very vanilla cardstock with a double mat of blushing bride and sweet sugarplum cardstock.. The inks used for the hearts are blushing bride, sweet sugarplum and rose red , the stem is always artichoke, and the plant pots are in crumbcake and soft suede inks. The vertical sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso. The hearts are cut using the bigshot and the sweet & sassy framelits which fit perfectly around the stamp.
The note or gift card inside uses the same colour inks and cardstock as the card front leaving enough room to write on. The technique used was colouring stamps with markers, or in this case blender pens and ink pads. On some occasions it was important to clean the part of the stamp that had been used before colouring and stamping the rest of the same stamp so there wasn’t a shadow left inadvertently on the card. Embellishments were pearls, sweet sugarplum ruched ribbon (retired) and linen thread.
The insert is made by trimming the ends off each side of a very vanilla envelope, sealing the envelope and folding it in half to form the pouches – one for the gift card and one for a gift voucher or chocolate or whatever you wish. It looks really cute and as long as you make it in stages is easy to make. I know I say this all the time but it really wasn’t difficult. I need to thank another demo for this idea so thanks Paula everyone loved the project.
Tools used were a trimmer, bone folder, the bigshot with magnetic platform, fast fuse or tear and tape (much better than glue for this project), dimensionals, blender pens and a 3/4″ punch for the finger tab. I hope you enjoy this project and please sign up to my newsletter for more news and views if you are new to the site.
Stop back soon for the next project bye for now