This months sampler page was ‘Life’s Coming up Daisies’ theme, and was made using the gorgeous Ornate Specialty Designer Series Paper. All class attendees made the same sampler lay out, but were able to personalize the project through the sentiments they chose. See below for the different end results.
The Mint Macaron and So Saffron cardstock layers were embossed using the Subtles embossing folder. To add a little more texture, the cardstock layers we embossed once, turned 90 degrees and then embossed a second time. This gave a cross hatched texture.
We stamped and punched out the daisies from the Daisy Lane stamp set to create the focal image. I like to make each daisy with three punched flowers, and I always curl the petals with a bone folder to add dimension. A bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue or a Glue Dot holds the layers together nicely.
The leaves were stamped from the Painted Harvest stamp set, and then punched out using the Leaf Punch. We coloured Clear Faceted Gems using the Light Daffidol Delight Stampin’ Blends before placing them in the centre of each daisy.
A strip of Gold Glimmer was die cut with one of the Ornate Borders dies and adhered to the center panel. This piece just finishes off the center panel.
On the day of class I put out the stamp sets I had which had uplifting/positive sentiments and sayings. It was from these that the class attendees could choose. They were then stamped on So Saffron and Terracotta Tile cardstock in VersaMark, and then dipped in White Embossing Powder.
Each of the side panels had a strip of Braided Linen Trim, which was teased apart and adhered in place using Glue Dots.
Recently, I had a focus on the handmade items I make and normally have for sale at markets and a local pop up shop over on my Facebook page. I showcased these items and posted games. One of which asked participants to name a technique or Stampin’ Up! product that they would like to see in a tutorial video from me. The winner was Rosie Dunn, with the suggestion of masking technique.
To make this project you will need:
Calypso Coral cardstock – 10.5cm x 29.8cm
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper – 9.5cm x 13.9cm
Very Vanilla card front – 9cm x 13.4cm
Gold Glimmer Paper – 5cm x 7.5cm
Very Vanilla sentiment piece – 4.5cm x 7cm
Very Vanilla card insert – 10cm x 14.4cm
Stamp the lined flower image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Calypso Coral in opposite corners of the Calypso Coral card base. This adds dimension to the base layer of the card.
Stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento ink, centered in the oval. Stamp the lined flower image in Calypso Coral in the very top of the oval, and again stamped off in the bottom half of the oval.
TIP: It is good to ink up the stamp between these stamps to the paper. This is because the first stamp over the very top of the oval has part of the stamped image off of the cardstock. If you were to immediately stamp it in the bottom half of the oval it would have weird lines where the stamp overhung from the paper.
Adhere the Very Vanilla sentiment piece to the Gold Glimmer piece using Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape.
To create the wreath of flowers on the Very Vanilla card front piece, first place the sentiment piece in the center and trace lightly around the edge with a pencil. Be mindful that the Very Vanilla card front piece will be at an angle when it is adhered to the card base.
Use this pencil line to determine where to stamp the flowers. Start by stamping the large solid flower in Calypso Coral at the top and the bottom of the oval. Next, use a mask cut out from a large post-it to cover one of these flowers and stamp another next to it and overlapping a little. Make this second set of stamped flowers stamped off. Repeat this on the other side of each full strength flower.
You should be left with enough space to stamp two more flowers – one either side of the wreath full strength stamping.
TIP: Stamp the image you want to mask onto the post-it. Ensure the majority of the stamped image is over the section of post-it with adhesive on the back. Cut out the stamped image right on the edge of the image to prevent any border being made from the mask.
Use the flower mask to stamp the leaf image in each corner. Stamp the leaves in Old Olive, and then again stamped off. This helps to lift the card.
Stamp the stamen for the solid flower in So Saffron.
Take the Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon and colour the full length with the Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blend. These alcohol markers making adding colour to ribbons and twine super easy, and the final result is a smooth coverage.
Wrap this around the Very Vanilla card front piece and tie a bow. Adhere this panel to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.
Use an eraser to remove the pencil marks from the Very Vanilla cardstock. Adhere the sentiment piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On the Very Vanilla card insert, stamp the solid flower in Calypso Coral and the stamen in So Saffron. Use the post-it mask to stamp the leaves in Old Olive, one full strength and one half strength. You could repeat this stamping on the envelope too.
Made by Megan Classes to Go.
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Ornate Garden Suite now released!
You can now get your hands on some exciting new products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Products include stamp sets, dies, ribbons, Designer Series Paper, a embossing folder and Gilded Gems embellishments!