Saturday, 4 April 2020

Social Stamping - Thank You

"Thank you" with Ornate Garden Suite

So glad you have dropped by to check out my blog as part of the Social Stamping Blog Host. I hope you are staying well and are coping with staying home and self isolating as much as we can. I am so thankful to have paper crafting as a hobby. There is always something to experiment with and to enjoy creating. 


This week's Social Stamping theme is "Thank You". It's a great theme and especially appropriate for me, as there are a number of folk I need to thank. As soon as I saw the theme I immediately knew what Suite of products I would be using - Stampin' Up!'s newly released Ornate Garden Suite. I hadn't had a chance to play with it since it arrived in my home and as the Ornate Thanks sentiment stamp set focusses on saying "Thank you" it was so appropriate for this blog hop. I wonder whether the others in the Blog Hop think the same thing?  I created this card with a special couple in mind who recently blessed me so much, helping me when I was struggling.


Andrea Sargent, Stampin Up, 2020, Ornate Garden, Blends on Vellum

This card has a base of Soft Sea Foam card-stock, with the background layer that has been  dry embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder - its so pretty. The card design focusses on the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set. It was stamped in Versamark ink onto Vellum and heat embossed using White Emboss powder.

Andrea Sargent, Stampin Up, 2020, Ornate Garden, Blends on Vellum

The Vellum embossed image was turned to the back and Stampin Alcohol Blends were used to colour the image. The Blends I used were Soft Sea Foam, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Rococo Rose, Lovely Lipstick, and Rich Razzleberry using both light and dark of each colour. After the image was coloured, it was fussy cut. The close up below provides a better look at the finished floral image.


Andrea Sargent, Stampin Up, 2020, Ornate Garden, Blends on Vellum

The floral image has been framed on a filigree edged die cut from Whisper White card-stock using the second largest die from the Ornate Layers dies. To give it some depth on the Soft Sea Foam background a piece of Mossy Meadow card-stock was cut to a size just big enough to be partially seen under the filigree edging but not extending past the edge. I initially tried making the Mossy Meadow piece bigger but it seemed to overpower the delicateness of the focal Floral image.

Andrea Sargent, Stampin Up, 2020, Ornate Garden, Blends on Vellum

In assembling the card, I tied a double piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine around the dry embossed background and then adhered it to the card base. The Mossy Meadow piece of card-stock was adhered behind the Whisper White die cut piece and this was popped up on the card front with Dimensionals. The Vellum image was adhered with liquid glue, which was sparsely applied with a sponge. Sentiments from the Ornate Thanks stamp set were heat embossed in white on Mossy Meadow card-stock and fussy cut; then adhered flat onto the image. To finish off a Whisper White Bakers Twine bow was added to one side with a Glue Dot and a few Basic Pearls scattered around.

Andrea Sargent, Stampin Up, 2020, Ornate Garden, Blends on Vellum

I always like to ensure the card inner compliments the card design. The inner sentiment also came from the Ornate Thanks stamp set and was stamped in Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green ink. The Whisper White card-stock was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Mossy Meadow card-stock and both were adhered flat on the card base. Like the card front, the flower was white heat embossed on Vellum, coloured with Blends on the back and then adhered flat on the card.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. The next blog takes you back to the beginning of this Social Stamping Blog Hop to the amazing and talented Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey


To hop back to the full list of participants click here.

Stay home, stay safe and stay healthy everyone. I look forward to blog hopping with you again.




10 comments:

  1. Oh I love the White Embossing with this set and your colouring with the Blends are beautiful. Lovely card Andrea. xx

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  2. Stunning card! All of the elements tie together so nicely and the main floral image looks amazing with the White Embossing o the vellum coloured with Blends. Beautiful.

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  3. Loving the white embossing and your colouring <3 Such a pretty card. Might even give your card a CASE...Cheers Shaz

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  4. I agree Andrea, so very thankful to have paper, stamps and ink to keep me company as everything else around me changes. Totally beautiful card, I love the colours against the neutral background. Kelly x

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  5. That is so beautiful -it's one to melt the heart of the recipient because they will see how much effort and love you have put into it. Your stained glass technique with the vellum is perfect. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  6. Wow! What a stunning card! The colouring on the vellum is perfect. The recipient of this card is so lucky!

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  7. Wow Andrea, your card is stunning. I love your colouring on the embossed flower, it looks amazing.

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  8. A stunning card Andrea, stamping the flower and sentiment on the inside brings it all together x

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  9. The embossed vellum is extraordinary!! And your colouring is stunning! Love love love. Such a brilliant card. All divine.

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