Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride and the Team Stamp It Blog Hop. The theme of our hop this month is Spring.
Today, I’d like to share with a couple of cards that I created featuring the Springtime Joy Stamp Set.
The first card (left) was made using Rococo Rose and the second card (right) was made using Purple Posy. My first card was supposed to be a sample card that I kind of botched in a few different ways but there’s still a few elements that I had in my head that came out right that didn’t come out quite right in my second card. Sometimes art isn’t without imperfections. We’ll get back to those in a bit.
Primarily, my tutorial today will be using the Purple Posy card as it’s closer to what I was really trying to obtain.
Springtime Joy Stamp Set
Purple Posy Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Momento Black Ink
Highland Heather Classic Ink Pad
2019-2021 In Color 6×6 DSP
Neutrals 6×6 DSP
Small Blooms Punch
Classic Label Punch
Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Stampin’ Seal Adhesive
Mini Glue Dots
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
*Stampin’ Blend Markers*
Light and Dark Purple Posy
Light Gray Granite
Light Old Olive
Light Petal Pink
Purple Posy Cardstock 4 1/4″×11″ scored at 5 1/2″ trimmed off at 3″
Very Vanilla Cardstock 2 1/2″×3 3/4″
Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″×5 1/4″
In Color DSP 2 3/4″×4″ and 2 1/4″×4″
I stamped the lamb image in Momento Black ink and highlighted her in light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend and added a little character to her cheeks with light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend. I colored her flower headdress with dark and light Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends and colored the leaves with the light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.
When I did the Rococo Rose card, I tried using Light and Dark Smoky Slate and just simply didn’t like it. I felt that it was too dark. I also didn’t like using the Dark Petal Pink for the cheeks. I tried using the color lifter to soften it and of course it smeared just a tiny bit out of the lines.
I flipped my lamb over and added just a small line of Stampin’ Seal to the back, added my ribbon and tied a knot.
This is where I felt my Rococo Rose Sample Card was just a smidge better. I really did like that Petal Pink Knot Bow better.
Using the 3″ piece that I cut off the end of my Cardbase, I glued the 2 3/4″×4″ DSP (I used the piece with the circles) to it using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped “lamb” image an added it to the top of the DSP.
I also used Stampin’ Seal Adhesive to glue down the 2 1/4″×4″ Woodgrain DSP.
When I made the sample card I was totally going to use the Rococo Rose woodgrain but I totally goofed! Opps! I ended up with two sets of dots instead!
Once I got the all of the DSP’s glued down, I used a touch of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the left side of the lamb piece and adhered it to the woodgrain piece.
I stamped the “welcome spring” sentiment on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. I secured the sentiment using Mini Glue Dots.
I punched three flowers using the small blooms punch from Gray Granite DSP. I curled the flowers up and secured them in place using Mini Glue Dots and added Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the centers and just a couple more randomly to the front of the card.
Now that the outside of our card is complete, I wanted to do something a touch special for the inside cardbases.
I stamped the flowers in Momento Black Ink and colored them in with light and dark Purple Posy and light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I also stamped the butterfly image in Momento Black.
I wanted to leave the butterfly images blank because I felt like it would just be too much. They’re basically there just to add a touch of interest to the project.
I stamped the inside sentiment in Highland Heather and adhered the inside Cardbase with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.
I adhered the inside Cardbase of my Rococo Rose Cardbase just a touch off. I managed to gently lift it but not before wrinkling it all up. I will likely remake the Rococo Rose card at a later date.
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