Good morning, everyone. Today our BD & J Productions Challenge is to make something with flowers. Of course, this has to be one of the easiest challenges we have. Stampin’ Up!® has so many flower stamps that it was hard to choose which one to use. I decided to go with an older set called Oh So Eclectic and mix it with some new products from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.
The colors I used for this card are Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.
To make this card I first cut out the background using the Florentine Thinlits Die and Whisper White cardstock. This die is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. I adhered that to the card base of Calypso Coral. Then I stamped the greeting using the stamp set called Life Is Grand. This is also in the Occasions Catalog. I stamped the flowers in Calypso Coral Ink and colored them with my Dark and Light Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Up!® Blends. I stamped the leaves and cut the flowers and leaves out using the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.
Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made. I look forward to this every challenge day!
I love the stamp set called Florentine Filigree and its matching background die called Florentine Thinlits Die. Both of them are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Occasions Catalog and if you purchase both of these items in a Bundle you can save 10%. I must say, the one thing about this set is you need a Stamparatus to make it work. You stamp one of the images and then lower the plate one more notch and stamp another. You keep doing this four or five times until you run out of cardstock. The set has five great sentiments in a beautiful font, along with some other images. The colors I used for this card are Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist and Coastal Cabana.
Here is a video showing you how to do it.
I know I promised you pictures of my grands when I went to Nashville last week to visit them. Honestly, I did not take a lot of them. Nolan ended up being sick the whole times we were there so we were busy taking care of him so I didn’t really think about pictures. I do have a couple though.
This is a picture Madelyn drew for us at school of her family. I am on the right and next comes Bobbob. Apparently Madelyn thinks Bobbob has a mohawk! He looks kind of cute so maybe he ought to grow one.
Here is Nolan before he got sick. The poor boy. He was so pathetic. The good part is he wanted me to hold him the entire time. Gee, that was hard to do (not!).
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Florentine Filigree is a gorgeous stamp set that is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. It has a matching die called Florentine Thinlits Die. You can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.
I have to tell you I learned a lot about the Stamparatus, Hinge Stamping and making this card. Hinge Stamping is when you move the plates of the Stamparatus down so things line up well. If you look closely you can see that I did not do a great job lining up the stamps with the die. I have to admit this is totally my fault. First of all, I was in a hurry. I didn’t have a lot of time to stamp. I should have just gone and done what I was supposed to do instead of trying to make a card quickly. That is lesson one. Secondly, two magnets are there for a reason. I was going along pretty well using one magnet with the bigger of the stamps. Then the last time I stamped, the cardstock moved and I lost my place. Sigh. I tried to line it up again but it just didn’t work. The moral of this story is, use two magnets. Two will hold down the cardstock perfectly. One – not so much.
Even though I messed it up, I decided to post it anyway. First of all, I hope to prevent other stampers from being in a hurry and only using one magnet. Then I decided to show it also because I love the colors. I used Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie. I love how it turned out even though it isn’t lined up perfectly. As I say to my new stampers when they mess up “the person who receives this card is not going to look at it and see the mistakes. They are just going to be awed that you took the time to make a card and send it to them”.
The moral of the story is don’t be like Susan. Take your time and do it the right way.
Here is video showing you how to use this the correct way. In this video he uses one magnet. Don’t listen to him. Use two!
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