As promised a few days back, I’m going to be sharing with you four cards “ordered” by my children. As I was working on some cards and projects, I decided to offer myself a bit of a mini-challenge. I had papers, inks, tools and accessories in front of me, but no stamps. I called each of my four children in one by one, asked them to randomly grab a current stamp set from my shelf and hand it to me to make a card. My plan was to have a finished card within a 1/2 hour of their stamp selection and I would not look anywhere for ideas or inspiration- just create. Today and the next three days, you’ll see the results of this challenge. We’ll begin with Isabel’s selection, Kind Words.
For this card you will need:
- Stamp Set: Kind Words, Whisper White
- Card Stock: Lavendar Lace
- Designer Series Paper: Sweet Pea
- Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Pretty In Pink
- Tools and Accessories: Paper Snips, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Pastels
This card is a bit tricky and takes some patience. If you have the Sweet Pea paper, you’ll have seen the pages with a group of beautiful butterflies flying mostly in one corner of the page. This inspired me to very carefully cut around the butterflies creating a “frame” for my stamped image. I cut just enough around the butterflies such that I could tuck the corners of my Whisper White in behind the butterflies. I also cut a few extra butterflies and flowers from the same page to have on hand to balance things once my card was complete. Once my proportions and trimming were complete, I stamped my image onto my Whisper White card stock using the Stazon. Then, using my pastels and pencils, I colored the image. Along the edges, I added a bit of Pretty in Pink using a sponging technique. I put my image into my butterfly frame, gluing down all the butterflies and adding some extras to the right to balance things. I adhered it to my card front.
On the inside, I used a few pieces of scrap DSP to embellish the inside. This is the reverse design for the butterfly pages. I also stamped my sentiment from Kind Words.
Isabel’s review, “Cool, Mom.”
God Bless and Happy Stampin’