I love the line-drawing style of this set which lends itself perfectly to being coloured in as well as being left as a line design as I did here. It was so quick to stamp the flower and leaf design that I was thinking of it for Three Minute Thursday, but then I decided on a mixture of stamps to make the sentiment which tipped the time over a little.
The 'just' comes from the hostess set Afterthoughts and the 'a note' comes from a stamp in Thank you Kindly. I love mixing sentiments like this and with a stamp-a-majig and a collection of sentiment stamps, you can pretty much say what you like!
I made a box to go with this card, slightly different from my usual boxes. In fact I must sort out a tutorial for it because I think it's rather useful.
The 1/4" grosgrain ribbon was perfect to tie the box closed and I made a little tag to match the design.
I stamped one rose, cut it out and punched a hole in it to make a tag. The sentiment is actually the rest of the sentiment the 'just' came from so it all matches beautifully.
Here is the box with the card - don't they make a lovely couple?!
Here's how to make the card:
- Cut a 9cm x 18cm piece of Whisper White card stock. Score and fold it in half to make a card base.
- Stamp the rose stamp over the card front using Rich Razzleberry ink and add leaves with Old Olive ink.
- Use a Basic Black marker to colour only the 'just' from the Afterthoughts stamp. Stamp it on the card front using a stamp-a-majig for accurate position. Now colour the 'a note' from the Thank You Kindly set and line it up on the card front with the stamp-a-majig before stamping.
Stamps: Growing Green, Afterthoughts (hostess set), Thank You Kindly
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Basic Black marker
I was looking for the cat as I was typing this but she has abandoned her usual spot on the sofa by my desk and I can see her in the garden with her nose in the air. She's probably sulking because I had to shoo her out of the kitchen last night while I was cooking the roast chicken - she appeared to think it had been cooked specifically for her and took exception to me telling her it wasn't so!
It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow - so if you'd like inspiration for some fast cards, do come and join me then. Thanks for looking here today.