This past weekend, we got almost 10 inches of snow in Germantown, MD - more than they were expecting so while I thought I would use Saturday to craft, I actually ended up using it as a lazy day! It was much needed. I laid around and read a book that I'm loving very much (details to come in next blog post), had three home cooked meals, napped, watched TV, pinned, shoveled a lot, and caught up on all of the YouTubers I subscribe to! -- Which I have to admit, is my FAVORITE thing to do on the weekends and weeknights. Sunday, I cured my cabin fever with lunch outside the house with my stepdad -- and then got to work making cards!
I have been wanting to play with the new Lotus Flower stamp set (you can get this free when you order $50 of SU! Products by March 31, 2015) but had not yet had a chance so after making a few things that I can't yet share until a certain someone's birthday has passed, I had some fun with this stamp set!
First, I would like to say that it was so much more fun that I had ever imagined! You can truly pick ANY ink colors and play with them and using the MISTI made it so much easier!!! I highly recommend it. I find it so much easier to use than any other placement product. I have posted some pictures below and also listed the materials I used. Amazon products link directly to Amazon.
This picture is all of the purple-y combos I created. Specific info will be below each picture.
These are the pink-y cards I made. More info below each specific pic.
For this card, I used the following Stampin Up Products: Irresistably Yours specialty paper that is available for free through Sale-A-Bration if you order $50 worth of SU! Product, Primrose Petals card stock (retired), Whisper White Card stock, Blushing Bride ink, Primrose Petals ink ( retired - I used this ink twice but for the darker color, I inked it normally and for the second layer, I stamped off once to get two shades with one ink pad). For the stem, I used Old Olive and Pear Pizazz Inks. When I colored the Irresistably Yours paper, I also used these two inks. I also used the DCVW Glitter Cardstock (I used it in the 6 x 6 pad, but the 12 x 12 is only available on Amazon right now!) For the sentiment, I used the Simon Says Stamp Banner Sayings stamp set . :)
Everything is pretty much the same for these two cards. The sentiments are different. On the left, I used Watts Up by Simon Says Stamp and for the one on the right, I used Hero Arts: It's Your Day. Also, I used twine for the card on the right. I used one from www.queenandcompany.com but it looks like it's no longer available.
For this card, I used the following Stampin Up Products: Irresistably Yours specialty paper that is available for free through Sale-A-Bration if you order $50 worth of SU! Product, Smoky Slate card stock, Whisper White Card stock, For the ink on this one (a little different than my other purple toned cards, I used Concord Crush Ink (retired), Blackberry Bliss Ink, and Wysteria Wonder. The Blackberry Bliss is very dark. I love it but I switched it up for the other two cards. For the stem, I used Old Olive and Pear Pizazz Inks. When I colored the Irresistably Yours paper, I used Smoky Slate ink only. I also used the DCVW Glitter Cardstock (I used it in the 6 x 6 pad, but the 12 x 12 is only available on Amazon right now!) For the sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp's Handwritten Sentiments . :)
The only difference between the supplies used in the two above is that when I used the Blackberry Bliss Ink this time, I stamped off first so it was not as dark. Also, for the one on the left, I used Blackberry Bliss Ink to put on the Irresistably Yours paper and on the right, I used Wysteria Wonder. Links above. On the left, for the sentiment, I used the Handwritten Sentiments again. And for the one on the right, I used an oldie, but goodie from Hero Arts: It's Your Day
I highly recommend getting this stamp set. It is just so much fun to play with. I can't even imagine the endless ink color combinations you could use. And they are so very easy to use! They have a little tag that you line up on top each time and it looks perfect every time. I really didnt think it would be that easy!
Til next time, I hope you get some craftiness in this week, and thanks for reading! :)