I decided not to use designer paper for my background, choosing instead to mask off the cross shape with strips cut off a post-it note, and sponge a soft design over the top using Crumb Cake and Old Olive inks. I've probably said before that there isn't a day goes by without me using Old Olive ink! I am still using the same pad I bought three years ago, I have never re-inked it and it's still going strong!
All the stamps in my French Foliage set that AREN'T leaves were used to stamp this background! To underline the soft effect, I used a piece of vellum for the central panel of the card, cutting a border for it using my spiral border punch and curling up the corners.
Have you seen the leaf spray? It's a sizzlits die exclusive to Stampin' Up called Little Leaves and I love it! I teamed it with three of my favourite flowers from the two-step stamping set Greenhouse Garden. The flowers are clear-embossed so they're all glossy in real life and they're finished with the tiny self-adhesive pearls.
Supplies needed for this project:
Stamps: French Foliage, Greenhouse Garden, Pocket Silhouettes (sentiment)
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, versamark
Card stock: Whisper White, vellum
Other: Little Leaves sizzlits die, spiral border punch, clear embossing powder, basic pearls
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Whenever we go to fairs or sales I always have a look on the bric-a-brac stalls to see if there are any good board games as they can be a fun way of spending a rainy afternoon. At the school fair on Saturday, I was lucky enough to spot a game of Articulate for the bargain price of £1. It's a great game where one person describes the word on the card using words (and without saying the actual word!) and their team guesses what it is. We couldn't wait for a rainy day to get stuck in so I can report that it's perfect for our family, which ranges in age from 10 to 50, and we all highly recommend it!
Thank you for coming to visit me today. I always appreciate you spending a little of your time with me and would love to return the visit if you leave me a comment!
See you tomorrow,