Good mornin’, y’all! It’s Friday! I’d say…whooo-hoo!…but, I have to work tomorrow, so…kinda pointless! I hope that you do not and that you’ve got something fun planned!
So, I saw a beautiful card over on Billie Moan’s Rambling Rose Studio blogsite (you can see that one right here) and I thought it was so beautiful that I wanted to give it a shot.
Well. I did. Give it a shot. Let’s just say I’m not even on the target with Billie’s beautiful card. But I did some Watercolor Pencil coloring with the new Floral Statements and Graceful Gardens and it turned out okay. Take a look-see:
My layout was loosely inspired by the sketch at TGIF Challenges.
I made a mat for my card by stamping the new Burlap Background image in Crumb Cake ink on a panel of Crumb Cake card stock. Then I tore the edges and sponged them with more Crumb Cake.
The art is from the Floral Statements stamp set – this is another one that I wanted the second I saw it! I stamped it in Crumb Cake ink on another piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Then I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to darken and emphasize the letters.
I colored the flowers with my Watercolor Pencils. First, I colored them all in with the White pencil. Then I added Calypso Coral or Melon Mambo, adding shading as I went along. The leaves are done with the Old Olive Watercolor Pencil only – no first layer in white. I touched up the flower outlines with my Soft Suede Marker.
Using my ruler and fine-tip end of the Soft Suede Marker, I added the “frame” around the flowers and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake. Then I added a length of Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.
I SNAILd the panel to the Burlap-stamped mat and adhered an Old Olive 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon bow to it with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!
On the inside, I made another Crumb Cake mat by stamping it with the Burlap image in Crumb Cake, tearing the edges and then sponging them with more Crumb Cake. I stamped a few images from the Graceful Garden stamp set onto a second Crumb Cake panel, coloring them in the same manner as the flowers on the front. I also added a Soft Suede “frame”.
My card base is Soft Suede – and I embossed the front of it in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, just to add a little more texture to my card! Then I SNAILd my mat and inner liner on the inside, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another flower from the Graceful Garden stamp set, in Crumb Cake, on the front…
…and some Graceful Gardens leaves on the envelope flap. I left all these images in Crumb Cake so the flowers on the inside would pop even more!
Et Voila! I was right! This Floral Statements stamp set is flat out gorgeous! One stamp – huge impact! And the Graceful Gardens set complements it beautifully!! Hope you like!
HOST CODE FOR 16 JUNE – 30 JUNE: SJMNP32V
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
We’ve got a great Host Rewards Promotion fixin’ to happen in the month of June! For workshop or individual orders of $350 – you’re going to get an EXTRA $35 in Host cash/Stampin’ Rewards to spend!!
- Promotion dates: June 1–30
- To participate in the Book-A-Thon, join the Party Planning Facebook page by May 30.
- Workshop, Demonstrator, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion
- Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
- The qualifying amount must be reached with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax
- The additional Stampin’ Rewards offered during this promotion will only be awarded once per order
- Make sure you open and close your orders during the timeframe of this promotion (June 1-30) to earn the extra Stampin’ Rewards
Here’s a link to a flyer with all the details!
Interested in being a host and gathering up those host dollars – but…you don’t live in Fayetteville, GA?!?
Now’s a great time do to a Catalog Launch Party!
1. Gather up some friends – near or far
2. I’ll send them a new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
3. We’ll give them some time to browse and pick their favorites
4. They place their orders thru my online store, using the Host Code I’ll give them
5. YOU cash in when you close your Workshop!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 5″ (front mat – torn to this size); 3″ x 4″ (front art panel); 3 7/8″ x 5″ (inner liner mat – cut to this size); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Finn-Fan Fix…Wayne sent me a picture!