Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Apothecary Arts and Stippled Blossoms for a framed thank you!

Hello all

We had a lovely surprise at the weekend - finally caught up with my partner's grand-daughter who we have not seen since before Christmas - She is in her 2nd term  at uni, and was straight back to exams as soon as she went back after the Christmas break - so with revision and exams now over,  this was the first chance we had had to see her.

She arrived,  armed with gifts for us both so a thank you card was most certainly in order.

Well, despite  the wealth of lovely items in the new Spring/Summer and Sale-a-Bration catalogues we have all been using,  I decided to revisit some old favourites this time! Namely my Apothecary Art and Stippled Blossom stamp sets.

The design was mostly born out of some colours scraps I had to hand at the time - definitely a girlie pink phase - with  Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo matted on top of Very Vanilla card stock and water colour paper for the main panel.!

This is what I came up with.

Apothecary Art and Stippled Blossom thank you

My card base was created using the large Stippled Blossom 'definition' stamp which I just stamped as an all over design. I sponged the edges for a bit of interest and did the same for the matching Label Collection Framelits die-cut shapes

Apothecary Art and Stippled blossoms Thank you

I opted for marker and blender pen water-colouring - for my decoration and sentiment, perfectly placed with the Stamp-a-majig and my beloved scallop ribbon border punch with a bit of bling for the trim - ét voila!

....and of course no self -respecting card would be without its matching envelope. I made this with the brilliant envelope punch board - yet another must have in my book! and stamped one final repeat of that same Stippled Blossom 'definition' stamp to finish it.

Stampin Up recipe for this card:
Stamp Sets: Apothecary Art, Stippled Blossom,  A Lot of Thanks
Inks: Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo - marker pens - various!
Cardstock/Paper:Water colour paper, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, toning paper for envelope
Framelits Punches: Labels Collection, Scallop Ribbon border punch
Envelope Punch board,
Other Essentials: Stampin Up Dimensionals, Basic rhinestones, Sponge daubers, 
Stamp-a-majig, Blender pen

I can order Stampin' Up Products for you, shipped straight to your address and am happy to answer any questions you may have - if you would like to find out more or would like to place an order you can email me or contact me on 01438 820829

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 (for every £45 spent, choose a free sale-a-bration gift)

Have been really enjoying the Olympics coverage so crafting has been a little spasmodic since it started, to say the least. Had a real chuckle today as himself was quite bemused wondering how they could award a medal of any colour for what he termed - 'Hoovering and sweeping'... Needless to say he meant  'Curling' . Am afraid despite my trying to explain the intricacies and skill involved, these were somewhat lost on him!

Til next time - stay safe everyone

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