The starting point was a background. I stamped an A4 sheet of Whisper White card stock with the medium paisley image from Spiced Paisley using versamark ink, then filled the gaps with the smallest flower image. The whole sheet was then sponged with Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder inks. The versamark pattern resists the water-based ink without embossing. Embossing would make it crisper, but I wanted a dreamy feel to this card (and anyway, it's much quicker this way!)
I cut the background into ten equal pieces and decorated each piece with some ruffled ribbon, a scalloped piece of card stock, some die cut swirls and a layered flower.
The flower was made by stamping the two smaller flower images from Spiced Paisley into some Marina Mist card stock, cutting them out using circle punches, sponging the edges with Concord Crush ink and fastening them together with a Circle Ice brad. I thought the ornate 'thanks' sentiment worked perfectly with the swirly theme of the card.
By the way, if you're a fan of the Spiced Paisley stamp set, do remember that it won't be around for much longer - all the items in the spring mini catalogue are only available until the end of April. Oh and the Sale-a-bration promotion is nearly over too, so if you'd like to take advantage of all those lovely freebies, there's only a week left to do so!
Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Spiced Paisley, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush, Marina Mist
Other: Scallop trim border punch, 1 1/4" and 3/4" circle punches, Swirls Scribbles sisslits die, Big Shot, Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon, Circle Ice brads, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
I can just imagine you holding your sides laughing at the very idea of me calling this project 'major' so I shall now slink off in shame! I'll be back very soon though and hope you'll come back too. Have a fabulous weekend,