Springtime Joy - Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop
Hello and welcome to another Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop. This month our theme is Spring or Easter. I will be using a stamp set called Springtime Joy for my project.I was not going to purchase Springtime Joy, in fact I resisted it quite well until I was chatting online with one of my crafty friends who drew my attention to one of the samples in the catalogue. This is the sample that made me buy Springtime Joy!
The Springtime Joy stamp set is full of lovely, simple images that are perfect for colouring with all sorts of different mediums and, I am always on the look out for sentiments with a mix of fonts (they are my favourites).
Here is my project:
The project shown in the catalogue is a wall hanging but I decided to make some tweaks to make a card for my Aunty instead.
The colours I used:
You will need:
15.5 cm x 21 cm Basic White Thick (BWT) - scored at 10.5 cm
10 cm x 12 cm BWT
Pieces of BWT, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam for stamping and die cutting
2 x 1.5 cm x 10 cm Natural Touch Speciality Paper
10 cm x 14 cm Pear Pizzazz
9 cm x 13 cm BWT
1 cm strip of BWT
Emboss the BWT panel with the Tasteful Texture embossing folder. Adhere the two strips of speciality paper on the reverse using Tombow, I had a 1cm border showing and then adhere to the card base with dimensionals.
I had a bit of an issues with the Speciality Paper. Even though I used lots of dimensionals it warped and I wonder if it was because I used a liquid adhesive?
I will be making more of these cards to send to friends so I will instead, adhere the panels to the card base instead I think.
The die cutting:
I used the Wreath Builder Dies to create a wreath, cutting the pieces out as shown below.
I used Memento ink to stamp the bunny, flowers and butterfly onto BWT card. Unfortunately there is no coordinating die with Springtime Joy so I had to resort to fussy cutting. I coloured the images with the Blends pens.
Top Tip #1
I wanted a pale brown rabbit for my project. I used a Crumb Cake light Blend to draw around the edge of the rabbit and then smooshed over the top with a blender pen to soften the edges to create a soft, barely there look.
Stamp the sentiment onto the 1cm strip of BWT with Pear Pizzazz ink and notch one end.
I used tiny dabs of Tombow to assemble the wreath. I offset the first two layers so that both colours could be seen.
The final layer has also been adhered with Tombow.
Adhere to the card front with Tombow.
Now for the fun part - arranging the decorative elements! I used mini dimensionals and Tombow. I tucked the flowers behind the sentiment for lots of depth and dimension.
I stamped a bunny on the corner of the BWT panel (9 cm x 13 cm) with Memento ink and then coloured with the Blends. Adhere this panel to the Pear Pizzazz panel and then the inside with double side tape.
Top Tip #2
I used a Granny Apple Green (light) Blend pen to 'ground' the rabbit adding a couple of tiny upward flicks to create tufts of grass. Bunnies floating in mid air are just wrong aren't they!
I added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly and lifted some of the leaves/sprigs to add dimension.
The completed project:
I was quite pleased with how my project turned out and I am so glad I succumbed and bought Springtime Joy. Looking at the photo below, I will have to sort out the warping on the borders - it is driving me nuts!
If you need inspiration for a project it is always worth flicking through a catalogue as there are so many lovely samples and ideas in them.
Next up is Rochelle Laird-Smith who has a lovely project to share with us.
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