Friday, May 24, 2024

Encircled In Nature - Everyday Occasions

Hello stampers,

I have been really struggling with low mojo the last few weeks. Stamping has been my therapy for 25 years, my one happy place, but it's been a struggle to create something within a reasonable timeframe which means even though I'm a night owl by the time I get a card done I'm ready for bed so the posts can sometimes be written the next day, like this one today. I would be so happy to get a few cards done & scheduled days in advance it just hasn't happened like that lately.

For today's card, I decided I wanted to work with the new In Color Petunia Pop, it isn't a favorite of mine yet, because it reminds me of the retired Orchid Opulence that I wasn't a fan of at all. I wanted to at least give it a bit of time before I made any real decision. I started with a layer of Basic White Cardstock that I stamped the branch wreath from the Encircled In Nature Stamp Set using Crumb Cake Ink, then die cut in using the Encircled In Nature Dies to create an opening. I then glued this to a layer of Petunia Pop Cardstock, using the white layer as a guide I die-cut another opening, then attached both these layers to a Basic Beige Cardstock base. Next, I used a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock stamping the floral stamp from the set with Crumb Cake Ink then die-cutting it, then used the rest of the layer to add color with Blending Brushes, along with Petunia Pop & Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pads before die-cutting the additional flower/leaves. I colored the floral die-cut with Petunia Pop, Lemon Lime Twist & Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Before I started to assemble my card, I added a sentiment from the set with Petunia Pop Ink directly onto the Basic Beige Cardstock base, then layered the flowers/leaf die-cuts with Multipurpose Liquid Glue before attaching the floral die cut with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Lastly, I colored a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels with Petunia Pop Stampin’ Blends before adding them to the card.


Paper Measurements-

  • Basic Beige Cardstock:
    • Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Petunia Pop Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 x 5 1/4
    • Layer - 5 1/2 x 2 1/2
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