Welcome to the new day of the week for my Weekly Inspiration post. From now on, Weekly Inspiration posts will appear on Thursdays!
This pretty card is actually quick and easy to make. The flower is colored using a very simple technique called "blurred vision watercoloring." Enjoy!
- Blooming with Kindness, page 87, Clear - $16.95, Wood - $22.95
- Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad, page 152, $5.95
- Primrose Petals 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock, page 152, $6.95
- Subtles Collection 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock, page 154, $6.95
- Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock, page 156, $8.50
- Floral District Designer Series Paper, page 163, $10.95
- Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, page 172, $6.95
- Linen Thread, page 173, $4.50
- Basic Pearls Jewels, page 175, $4.95
- Stampin' Dimensionals, page 177, $3.95
- SNAIL Adhesive, page 177, $6.95
- Blender Pens, page 178, $9.95
- Stampin' Trimmer, page 180, $29.95 (available soon)
- Craft Scissors, page 180, $29.95
- Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (includes Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads), page 186, $99.95
- Finishing Touches Edgelits, page 190, $9.95
- Two Tags Bigz Die, page 193, $21.95
1) Cut a piece of Baja Breeze Card Stock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" using the Stampin' Trimmer.
2) Score the card stock along the 8 1/2" side at 4 1/4" using the Scoring Blade on the Stampin' Trimmer. Fold in half to make card.
3) Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette Card Stock to 4 x 5 1/4".
4) Cut a piece of Primrose Petals Card Stock to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8".
5) Stamp the sentiment in Primrose Petals Ink in the lower right corner of the Primrose Petals rectangle.
6) Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to 2 1/2 x 3 7/8".
7) Build a sandwich of Multipurpose Platform completely closed , one Standard Cutting Pad, Whisper White card stock strip with filigree Finishing Touches Edgelits placed on top so you are cutting off about 1/4" of card stock along one long edge (make sure the cutting edge is facing down), and the other Standard Cutting Pad. Run through the Big Shot.
8) Cut a piece of the tiny flowers on the Baja Breeze background Floral District Designer Series Paper to 1 3/4 x 3 7/8.
9) Adhere the designer paper strip to the center of the white strip.
10) Adhere the strips to the stamped Primrose Petals rectangle about 1" from the top.
11) Adhere the Primrose Petals rectangle to the Pink Pirouette rectangle and then to the front of the Baja Breeze card.
12) Cut a piece of Pink Pirouette Card Stock to 3 1/2 x 5".
13) Build a sandwich of one Standard Cutting Pad, Two Tags Bigz Die with Pink Pirouette card stock placed over the larger tag, and another Standard Cutting Pad. Run through Big Shot.
14) Stamp the flower image in Primrose Petals Ink onto the tag as close to the slit cut in the top of the tag as possible.
15) Working quickly, use a Blender Pen to drag some of the color from the stamped lines to fill in the rest of the petals.
16) Tear the bottom of the tag off.
17) Thread a small piece of Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon through the slit in the top of the tag.
18) Tie the two ends of ribbon together near the top of the tag using a piece of Linen Thread.
19) Trim off excess ribbon and Linen Thread.
20) Adhere the tag at an angle to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
21) Add medium sized Pearl Basic Jewels in the upper right and lower left corners.
The new, firm foam style of ink pads can be very, very juicy. Use a very light touch to ink up and stamp your images so you don't pick up stray lines.
Try to save one set of Standard Cutting Pads to use just with Edgelits and Framelits Dies. If you use them only to cut with these products, they'll stay less scratched up for longer and it will be easier to see through them to make sure you are positioning the Edgelits and Framelits correctly.
Do not use a Standard Premium Crease Pad or a shim when cutting out the tag with the Two Tags Bigz Die. This will help make the score line in the center of the tag less noticeable.
Make sure you stamp the flower image on the side of the tag on which the score line is less noticeable.
To clean your Blender Pen after use, just keep swiping it across a piece of scratch paper until no more color is coming off.