Friday, 19 November 2010

Not a hint of Baja Breeze on this flowery birthday card

Ssh, don't tell anyone, I've gone off the rails. Not only is today's card nothing to do with Christmas but there's no hint of Baja Breeze anywhere, lol.

This card is for a friend who regularly goes to the theatre with my Mum and I. She's not a crafter and I'm sure that she doesn't follow my blog, so I'm taking a chance and posting this before I've sent the card (also because that way I won't forget to photo and post it, doh!).

I've used the Fast and Fabulous set which is a gorgeous level 2 hostess set (yes you can get this set free by hosting a workshop with sales of £300 or more).

What I love about this 6 piece set (available as either wood or clear mount), is how versatile it is. You can create beautiful watercoloured effects with the 2 step stamping, quick backgrounds with either the fill or outline stamps or you can use the outline stamps on their own and colour in with your preferred medium. Thinking ahead, I can see these being great for Mother's Day cards. Just email me to book your own workshop if you'd like to earn this set for yourself.

Stamp sets: Fast and Fabulous (level 2 hostess set), Party This Way (sentiment)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Punches: Corner Rounder, 1" Circle, Modern Label
Taffeta Ribbon: Whisper White
Other: Subtles Brads

All the matted layers had the Corner Rounder punch applied to the top and bottom right hand corners. The card blank is a portrait A6 in Pretty in Pink and was matted with Melon Mambo and another layer of Pretty in Pink. This top layer had been stamped with the large fill daisy in Pretty in Pink ink for a soft watermark effect. A strip of Pretty in Pink card was stamped with the tall outline flower in Melon Mambo ink, matted onto Melon Mambo card, then direct to the card front. A portion of the tall outline flower was coloured direct to stamp with Old Olive and Melon Mambo markers, stamped onto Whisper White card and then the flowers coloured in with Pretty in Pink. This was punched out with the 1" Circle and glued in the corresponding place over the pink on pink image for the spotlight effect. The sentiment (from the Party This Way set) was stamped in Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White card and punched out with the Modern Label punch. Pretty in Pink brads were added to either end and the sentiment was popped up on dimensionals. Finally a little Whisper White taffeta bow was added with a glue dot.

Recipe (inside)
Stamp sets: Fast and Fabulous, Sincere Salutations (sentiment)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Punch: Corner Rounder

On the inside I stamped the outline stamps in Melon Mambo and then overstamped with the fill stamps in Pretty in Pink.

Normal service will be resumed shortly, ie. I'll be back to Christmas or Baja Breeze before you know it, heehee.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Laetitia said...

oh, wow. I love this card. Of course, I do since it is pink!!! LOL
I think it is very elegant and the colours work really well with the lovely flowers. I also like the way you added the elegant touch with the ribbon, and also the punched circle and sentiment tag. Really nice. Such an inspiration!
Have a nice evening,
Laetitia xx