Beautiful Thistle Bundle and Day at the Farm Designer Series Paper
January 02, 2023
Happy New Year! I hope that you have a 2023 filled with happiness and lots of card making! I'm usually very happy while making cards!
Our new January-April Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration will both begin on Thursday, January 5th. There are so many wonderful new products for you to discover. Earning more products for free make this time of year even better. I can't share the new catalogs with you yet, but I will have them available for you to download sometime on Thursday from my Catalogs tab at the top. If you want me to mail the catalogs to you, just let me know. If local, come by and pick them up!
I'm using the Beautiful Thistle Bundle from the mini catalog page 60. This bundle caught my eye when I first flipped through the catalog. So, of course, I purchased it as soon as I could.
Isn't this card beautiful! I love how it turned out.
My base is Thick Basic White cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4. Take another sheet of Basic White cut to the size of the card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and run this through your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. Glue this sheet to the front of the card.
The designer paper for this card is part of the Sale-a-Bration offerings. It's called Day at the Farm Designer Series Paper. I used the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut out the paper. The Cherry Cobbler plaid is cut with the 3rd largest rectangle. The Daffodil Delight stripe is cut with the 4th largest rectangle. The plaid is glued on at an angle. I would build the stripe design before adding it to the card.
Stamp the large image flower on a piece of Basic White with Memento ink. Stamp 2 of the smaller ones as well. I colored the flowers using Watercolor Pencils. Stampin' Up! has 2 assortments of the pencils. I used Cherry Cobbler and Granny Apple Green from Assortment 2. Then I added some Old Olive to the green area. It's from the first assortment. Use a Blender Pen to smooth out the colors and blend them. Cut the flowers out with the Beautiful Thistle dies.
Add the large flower first by adding glue to the stem and dimensionals to the flower part. Do the same with the smaller flower. Part of this flower will be on top of the larger so add here with glue and use dimensionals on the part that does not overlap. My stems extended below the designer paper so I just trimmed them even.
Stamp the saying from Beautiful Thistle on a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White. Trim even with the designer paper and notch the other end.
Tie a bow of Linen Thread and add with a glue dot. Add the saying with dimensionals being careful not to put dimensionals over the bow knot.
For embellishments, color some of the Classic Matte Dots with a Dark Cherry Cobbler blend. Add to the card. Make sure they are dry.
For the inside, add another saying from the stamp set. Glue in the left over flower.
So there you go. I love how the Watercolor Pencils look with the card. Since those colors do not bleed through, I could have just stamped the flower on the inside of the card and colored it there.
Get out those Watercolor Pencils and use them! I will be doing that more often! Thanks for giving me some of your time today. I am honored.
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