Splendid Thoughts

Recently Stampin’ Up!® held some online classes for Demonstrators every Wednesday during the month of October using the Splendid Days Suite from the 2022 July – December Mini Catalog.  This suite includes the stamp set called Splendid Thoughts, Coordinating dies called Splendid Stems, Open Leaf Trinkets, Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon and Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I was not able to attend the classes live (mainly because I just plain forgot) but I was able to watch them at a later date.  Actually, the fourth class has not aired at the time of this writing, so maybe I might make that one!

This is the first card we made.  Keep in mind this was Shannon West’s card design.  I just stamped along with her.

Stampin Up Splendid Thoughts

To make this card, I first made a whitewash background using Water Painters and White Craft Ink.  You just put a few drops of the ink onto the inside top of the White Craft ink pad, add some water and brush it onto a Crumb Cake card base.  I have to admit, I either used too much water or my ink is very old because it kept soaking into the card stock.  I finally waited until it dried and then added ink using a sponge.  That worked a lot better for me.

Next, I stamped the leaf and the sentiment from the stamp set called Splendid Thoughts with White Craft Ink onto a piece of Blushing Bride card stock, sprinkled some white embossing powder over it and heat set it.  Then I took the edge of a die from Stylish Shapes Die Set to cut out the border on one side.  I cut out one leaf in Early Espresso card stock and another leaf using the Splendid Day DSP.  I glued the together and then tied a bow around the stems using Linen Thread.  Lastly, I added some Classic Matte Dots (which Shannon did not use).

Here is the second card we made.  The only thing I changed about Shannon’s card was I used different colors.

Stampin Up Splendid Thoughts

To make this card, I first stamped the leaf background in Versamark Ink onto a piece of Basic White card stock.  Then I rubbed the Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Soft Pastels over it.  Shannon used Night Of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape on her card.  I wanted to use lighter colors.  Keep in mind that when you first use the Soft Pastels you need to rub them on a piece of scrap paper to get the outer coating off.  After I scribbled over the Versamark leaves, I rubbed the excess chalk off using a microfiber cloth.  Then I layered this on top of a piece of Basic Black card stock.  I cut the three leaves from the Splendid Stems die set in Basic White card stock and layered them on top.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink, sprinkled white embossing powder over it and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I cut it out using the Stylish Shapes Dies.  Then, I adhered it on top of the leaves using Dimensionals.  Lastly I added some black Classic Matte Dots.

I love how Stampin’ Up!® shows us new techniques to try like whitewashing or rubbing Soft Pastels over Versamark ink.  I finished the third class which used Heat & Stick Powder with Gold Leafing which I will show you at a later date.

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