I was trying to post every other day, however, working weekends puts a crimp in my plans too often. So I will, in the future be posting on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. At least until I quit my day job! Yesterday I had full intentions of coming home from work about 4:30 PM and getting my post completed so it could post this morning. But, life had different plans! I didn’t leave work until 7:30 PM last night and got home about 8:30. So….here I am cuddling with my two furry baby loves while I finish this post. It’s cold here this morning, 48. Yesterday, at 5:30 AM it was a very cold 41. Feels like Fall again. But love the dry humidity! So that said, here’s my post for today. And look for me tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday in the future. Heading for a vacation in Alaska in June (Granddaughter and great grands are living at Ft. Richardson-Anchorage) and am already planning what to send ahead so that I can post from there as well.
Don’t you hate to use up your very favorite DSP? This print is one of my favorites from the Pretty Petals Stack DSP (2015 Stampin’ Up! Catalog retiring May 31). When I saw Amy O’neill’s card using this die and stamp set I could’t wait to try the design on a card. Bright, cheery and almost shouts ‘thanks’!
*Very Vanilla is the card base, topped by Pretty Petals Stack DSP.
*Die cut the left edge of a smaller piece of Very Vailla
*Die Cut ‘thanks’ sentiment (Greeting Thinlets) in Old Olive and Calypso Coral
*Carefull glue Calypso Coral layer of die cut ‘thanks’ to Old Olive die cut ‘thanks’ just overlapping a bit. I used the Stampin’ Up! Fine Tip Glue Pen. Perfect for this job!
*Die Cut large flower from the Botanical Builder Dies in Calypso Coral. Watercolor the inside petals using the Aqua Painters and Calypso Coral.
*Die cut the center flower (Botanical Builder Dies) in So Saffron. Just touch the ends of all the petals of the center with the Aqua Painter and Calypso Coral.
*Die cut the fern like dies using Old Olive.
*Using Mossy Meadow Ink and the ‘dots’ stamp from the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set stamp three times in the lower right corner for the background.
*Arrange flower and ferns to suit you. I trimmed a couple of the ferns to make them shorter to fit in.
*Glue all down using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
Now for the inside:
*Two layers inside. Base+Old Olive+Very Vanilla.
*Using Snail adhesive and a scrap of the DSP place along left side of card.
*Die cut one small flower from Botanical Builders dies in Calypso Coral
*Die cut two ferns from Old Olive. Trim about half and place under flower and glue all down using Fine Tip Pen
*Place a Old Olive Candy Dot for center of flower.
Here’s the envelope:
*Stamp Large Flower from Botanical Blooms Stamp Set in Calypso Coral twice on left lower side of envelope.
*Stamp small ‘fern like” stamp in Old Olive at edge of flower.
*Using Stampin’ Up! Envelope Line die cut a liner in Old Olive from the brights Collection DSP Stack.
*Using Envelope Maker and Very Vanilla I made an envelope and lined it with the die cut liner.
Hope you like it!