It was easy to achieve using the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching punch. I added Crystal Effects to the tree pot, star and bird to add some interest without ruining the clean finish. Sadly the Crystal Effects doesn’t show up too well on the photo so you’ll have to trust me on that one!
I’m really happy that the beautiful Pretty Petal DSP pack is among the selection in the Bonus Deals this week. I used it on one of my class projects last weekend and with paper this pretty you really don’t need much more on your project.
For those of you that haven’t used Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) before every piece is double sided unless it’s a speciality paper and listed along side each collection you will see a list of colours that it co-ordinates with. No more pretty but useless paper that doesn’t match anything! You’ll be able to purchase card, ribbon and accessories to match.
See how pretty that paper is!
To make the card:
Cut A4 piece of Old Olive card in half lengthways at 10.5cm and score at 14.9cm
Adhere Calypso Coral piece 8.3cm x 10.8cm to front as shown
Adhere DSP 7.6cm x 10.1cm
Cut Old Olive and Very Vanilla circles from Circles Framelits dies on Sizzix Big Shot
Stamp greeting from Tin of cards stamp set in black
Glue Old Olive Circle down and layer Very Vanilla circle on top with dimensionals
Punch 3 Calypso Coral flowers and 3 Old Olive flowers (to be used as petals) from the Petite Petals punch, glue and finish with rhinestones.
My kids are still off school so maybe that’s what led me to think of cocktails so early in the day 🙂 or maybe knowing finer weather is on the way. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions! Either way I hope you like what I did with this week’s sketch challenge from:
I used the Label Love bundle which come with the Artisan label punch saving you 15% on the price if you were to purchase these items separately. It’s a great stamp set with a good range of sentiments.
To give my punched sentiment a border I punched it out again twice in Daffodil Delight and cut them as per image below. Tombo (a wet adhesive) gives you that ‘wiggle room’ whilst lining up to create the perfect border.
Well, we are almost at the end of the school hols, my boys go back on Tuesday so just one more day left before the madness of homework, lunch boxes and lost PE kits. I have to say I’ll be sorry to see the end of the holidays but I’ll just have to take my mind off it with lots of crafting.
Those of you that receive my newsletter will have seen the project I’m posting today. As promised, here is all you need to know about it.