I had a lovely long weekend with time for lots of crafting! I planned projects for our upcoming retreat on June 10th, played with new products, made in-colour bookmarks to send out to my customers with their catalogues and also started working on a challenge set by my upline Eimear – to create and send 10 cards using our stashes of DSP! I have a lot of DSP and was surprised at how much fun I had cutting and using it! We demos are renowned for looking at it, stroking it and saving it but not actually using it! Those cards will feature soon. But today I want to share a Thank You card I created. My recipient won’t get it until tomorrow but I’m confident she doesn’t look at my blog so I’m safe to share it!
I *love* the new in-colours and I think you are going to, too. For the first time, I love all of them and can’t wait to have some classes featuring them. I also used the new stamp set Oh So Eclectic and although I was a bit ho-hum about to to start with, it has really grown on me. So versatile and the two-stamp flowers are gorgeous.
My base is thick Whisper White, with a skinny Berry Burst mat surrounding the top layer of Whisper White. I stamped the background stamp first, in Powder Pink, with the outline stamp on top in Berry Burst. The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Berry Burst – both these are new in-colours. I used a Thank You sentiment inside. This is a quick and easy but elegant card, and straightforward to reproduce. It looks great as a one layer card too.
A hint for lining your flower stamps up – this is a clear mount set but I really didn’t want to use the stamp-a-ma-jig – too fiddly and time-consuming for this card. I discovered that the rubber outline of the detailed stamp marries up to the larger background shape, making it easy to align them.
Hope you like it and it whets your appetite for all the wonderful new things coming soon! And don’t forget we are taking bookings for our Summer Luxury Craft Retreat on Saturday 10th June. See more about it here or on my Wiltshire Luxury Craft Retreats page.
See you at the weekend!