We made the long trip back to Nashville on Saturday. I have to say that 14 hours in a car in one day is a lot of car time! Thank goodness for music, audiobooks and podcasts to keep our minds on something else besides counting the lines in the road. I haven’t unpacked my stamping supplies yet but I will be working on it this week. This is one of the cards I made before I left New York.
I made this card using the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper. This paper is black and white and just begs to be colored. I am not a great colorer but Stampin’ Up!® makes it a lot easier to do when you are not good at it. First of all, they have this gorgeous DSP which is perfect. Secondly, they give you amazing tools to use such as Blends, Stampin Write Marker and Watercolor Pencils. To make this card, I first took a piece of the Perfectly Penciled DSP and colored it using my Old Olive, Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Tahitian Tide and Highland Heather Blends. I didn’t try to add shades or anything fancy to my coloring because I felt like the black sections on the flowers and leaves pretty much did that for me.
Next, I cut the image out by hand. Yes, I fussy cut. Yes, it took me forever, Yes, I know it is not the best job but it looked good enough to me. You can tell there are parts where I could not cut because there were no open lines to it but I still think it looks ok. After this, I took a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and cut out the bottom half using the Split Card Textures die set. I love this die set. There are two dies included in it. One cut out the pattern on my card and the other cuts out flowers. I think it adds a lot of interest to a simple card. I layered this on top of a Polished Pink card base and then adhered the flower bouquet that I had cut. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Heron Habitat. It is a great stamp set that has wonderful sentiments in a very nice font.
This is the third, and my favorite card we made at our last stamp camp. Why is it my favorite? Because I love the new Split Card Textures dies! There are two dies in this set. One cuts out the design you see here and the other cuts out flowers. Both only cut half a page, which adds so much interest to a card.
This card was fairly simple to make. First, I used the Split Card Textures die on a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock. I layered that on top of a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of the Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper is absolutely gorgeous. There are soft designs on one side of each piece. On the other side is a foil paper design in Fresh Freesia, Silver, Copper and Gold foil. They are just gorgeous in person. I used the soft side for the background of my card and the foiled side in Fresh Freesia for the pot.
Next, I stamped the leaves from the stamp set called Splendid Thoughts in Evening Evergreen ink and colored them using Soft Succulent Blends. Next, I cut it out using the coordinating die from the Splendid Stems die set. If you purchase the stamp set and the dies using the bundle item number, you will save 10%. I adhered that to the card using Multipurpose Glue. The glue worked better to make it adhere to the uneven card stock from the Split Card Textures die. Next, I cut out the pot using the same die set, tied a piece of white Baker’s Twine around it and adhered it using Dimensionals. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink.