Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! What a week this has been!! Yesterday Stampin’ Up! released not only the .pdf of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog for demonstrators to view, but they also released the Last Chance List. Yes, there were moments that I was really sad at some of the things retiring, but hey, we can’t keep it all! You can view the Last Chance List here. And, little did I know that when I designed today’s project that it would have so many retiring elements to it! I knew that Purple Posy was leaving us, but not the Layering Ovals dies and the Small Bloom punch! *sigh* Oh well, let’s just show them some extra love while we can. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not, you can watch the replay over here on my YouTube Channel. And while you’re there, I would love it if you subscribed to my channel and like and share my video.
Here are the measurements for today’s project:
- Card base in Purple Posy cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Playing with Patterns DSP cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 4 ” x 5 1/4″
I started with my card base and attached my piece of DSP with Stampin’ Seal. Next I die cut one of the ovals through both the DSP and the card base to create the window. I then took my piece of Basic White and set it inside the card right where it will be attached. I then stamped the lamb through the window onto the Basic White so that it would be in the right position. If you get a little halo on the edge of the cut oval, don’t worry as you’ll be able to hide with the scallop oval frame. Once it was stamped, I took it out of the card and colored the image using my Stampin’ Blends. I highlighted the cute little lamb with the Light Smoky Slate and colored in her hooves with the same marker. I wanted to keep the colors light, so I colored her flowers with the light So Saffron, Calypso Coral (Petal Pink was too light), and Light Purple Posy Blends. I used the both the Light and the Dark Soft Sea Foam markers for the leaves. I then stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and glued it to the inside using my Stampin’ Seal adhesive.
To create the scalloped oval frame, I die cut both the scalloped oval and the coordinating oval at the same time on a scrap of Basic White. I saved the oval for a future project and then attached the frame with some of the Multipurpose Glue. By using the liquid glue, it gives you a minute to move the frame around before it dries. Once it was set, I stamped the sentiment, also in Gorgeous Grape underneath the frame. To bring out the flowers on her headpiece, I punched out flowers in the coordinating cardstocks, Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Purple Posy. I used the end of my Take Your Pick Tool and pressed the centers on the Stampin’ Pierce Mat to give them some dimension. I added the Calypso Coral and So Saffron flowers with Mini Glue Dots and the Purple Posy in the center with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. I then added pearls to all of the flowers.
And don’t forget to decorate those envelopes! I stamped the tulip and the butterfly in Smoky Slate on the flap and colored them with the same Stampin’ Blends Markers. When you are coloring the flap with Blends Markers, you want to be sure to open the flap so that the alcohol markers don’t bleed into the envelope.
Doesn’t this card just scream spring?!? I really love how it turned out! Don’t forget, most of these items that I used today are retiring, so if you would like to add any of them to your stash, be sure to head over to my online store to order today. When you use Host Code 3S9E37FJ, I’ll send you a pack of handmade cards to you. We can all use some extra cards to brighten someone’s day!
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!