Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blooming with Kindness

I am always sad when Stampin' Up! retires a stamp set that I find very versatile, like Blooming with Kindness.  But, the good news is that there are new stamp sets with great versatility in the 2015 - 2016 catalog which will be available on June 2, 2015!  Yeah!!  Before Blooming with Kindness retires, I wanted to share two cards with you.  If you like this stamp set, too, you can purchase it until June 2, 2015.  The clear set is sold at regular price, but the wood mount stamp set is discounted to $17.21 now.  You can purchase it at a discount here.  Oh, you prefer clear sets?   See the clear set here.

These two cards use the same design but different techniques.

The flower on the birthday card to the right is stamped onto Perfect Plum card stock with Whisper White Craft ink, immediately sprinkled with white embossing powder, then heated to set. 

The above sympathy card is stamped with Perfect Plum ink onto Whisper White card stock. 

The remainder of the cards are done alike.  The overlaid card stock, Pink Pirouette on the sympathy card and Whisper White on the birthday card, are made with the Big Shot using the 3 inch die from the Circles Collection on page 231 of the annual catalog.  Then they are dry embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder on page 226 of the annual catalog.

I will use the sympathy card to demonstrate the remainder of the steps to complete either card.

 Position the overlay card stock atop the card base.  Hold one side with fingers and thumb spread to hold the entire length of the card in position.  Gently slip the Stamp-a-ma-jig 's stamped mylar sheet under the overlay and position it inside the cutout circle.

Carefully remove the overlay card stock and set it aside.  Position the Stamp-a-ma-jig at the edge of the stamped mylar sheet, remove mylar and stamp the flower onto the front of the card base.

The greetings are stamped on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  The Perfect Plum taffeta ribbon was in my stash.  You can pleat with any soft ribbon.

Cut a length of Sticky Strip found on page 204 in the annual catalog.  If you do not have Sticky Strip, hurry, it is retiring on June 2, 2015.   Secure one end of the ribbon to the back of the overlay card stock.  TIP:  Leave the protective red plastic on the end of the sticky strip that will wrap to the back at the end to prevent it from sticking to your work surface.  Begin to pleat the ribbon by pushing it onto the tape.  Continue to pleat until you reach where you wish to adhere the greeting.   Secure the edge on the back of the card stock.  If you wish to use a piece of a doily, abut the top edge of the doily to the ribbon and adhere before adding the greeting. Adhere greeting to ribbon.

Align completed overlay onto stamped Whisper White card base.

Here are the items used to make these cards.  Many of them are already in your craft space!  To purchase any items, click here.
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Good grief, Charlie Brown, I forgot to tell you about the Stamp-a-ma-jig!  Love this handy little gadget!

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

No comments:

Post a Comment