Thinking of You   

As we approach the end of week 3 of lockdown, I thought a ‘thinking of you’ card might be appropriate to send to those you can’t visit at the moment.  I know you can telephone and Facetime etc. to speak, but sometimes a handmade card means a lot.  The monochrome colour scheme for this card makes it suitable for masculine or sympathy cards too so makes the stamp set, Stampin’ Up! High Tide, really versatile.

To begin, I stamped my images in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card.

Whilst I waited for my image to dry, I cut a scalloped square of navy card and then used the frame to decide where I wanted my focal image and drew around the inside of the frame.

I cut out the square using my trimmer and then mounted the cut-out section onto the navy scalloped square.

I stamped some images on the liner and the envelope.

The front was mounted onto a Night of Navy card base and I used dimensionals to pop up the focal segment.  The sentiment is from Peaceful Moments.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with the highlight of my garden this week – the blossom on the Conference Pear tree.  It’s just stunning and the bees love it!

Happy Easter and stay safe.

 

 

 

Images © 2020 Stampin’ Up!

A Trio of Textures

My challenge to myself this week was to make a masculine card.  I used the skeleton leaves from Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature for my background design but didn’t fancy the trees as the focal image.  Instead I opted to make the sentiment the focal image and add interest with texture with heat and dry embossing.

First, I random stamped the skeleton leaves with Versamark, added copper whisperembossing powder and heat set.  Texture 1 complete!

The second texture was created by using copper glimmer paper and the hammered metal 3D embossing folder.  The third was Old Olive paper and the Subtle embossing folder.

Many of the Stampin’ Up! sentiments are quite scripty and not necessarily what I would use for a bloke’s card; I prefer thick brush script or block lettering.  Instead, I used an Avery Elle set which always makes me smile.  I stamped with Early Espresso ink and then applied clear embossing powder over the top to give some extra oomph since it was the focal element.

The last job was to assemble, using lots of wet glue to glue those textures together.  I added a small strip from the Old Olive layer and popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.

 

 

Images © 2020 Stampin’ Up!