Saturday, 28 May 2011

A calming card with lavender overtones

Hope you're looking forward to the long weekend. I know I am. My team mates Jan and Joanne are coming round tomorrow morning for us to plan which hotel to stay at when we go to the Stampin' Up! Convention at Disneyland Paris in November! Woohoo!

It's not too late to join up and come along with us if you fancy a couple of days of crafty play at a great location. Just click here for more information about the benefits and goodies you get when you join my team or email me with any questions and I can either email back or give you a call and talk you through it all.

Now onto the crafting and for today's card I used a layout from the SUDSOL group that I'm a member of. They have an online chat and challenge twice a week and while I couldn't get online at the time for the chat, I just loved the layout they used for the challenge and so decided to play along after the event. Pocket Silhouettes was already out on my workspace and I remembered my MIL saying that this particular flower image from the set reminded her of lavender, which was how I got to my colour combo this time around :-)

Stamp sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Edge Border
Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots
Other: Brads (Subtles)

The card blank is an A6 Portrait of Very Vanilla card and the Thinking of You sentiment from the Curly Cute set was stamped using Perfect Plum ink direct to the card. A mat of Wild Wasabi was cut short (to reveal the sentiment), punched with the Scallop Edge Border (retain the offcut strip) and run through the Perfect Polka Dots folder on the Big Shot before adhering direct to the card front. Using the Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, the Brads were set evenly spaced onto a mat of Very Vanilla card. The offcut strip of Wild Wasabi card from the Scallop Edge Border punch was adhered above the Brads. This mat was adhered direct to the card front. Using Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi Markers I coloured the flowers direct to stamp, huffed and stamped them onto Very Vanilla card three times, then punched out with the Large Oval. These were adhered direct to three Scallop Ovals punched from Perfect Plum card and popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

Have a relaxing bank holiday weekend.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

A lovely card - Pocket Silhouettes is one of my favourite sets. Have a great weekend Sara - Jacqueline xx.