I had so much fun creating this card using the Stampin’ Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set. Take a look.
I made this as a prototype for class, but when I showed it to Mike, he asked, “Can I have it for a closing tomorrow?” I love that man. He’s so supportive of my craft/business.
There are so many different sayings that would work with this card. I used two sentiments from Home Life, another set in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, but it could work as a thinking of you card, just married, anniversary, and more. One of my ideas for class was a sentiment from Paisleys and Posies, “I thank you for your part in my journey.” There are so many opportunities to send a card like that! As I approach my 15th year as a demonstrator next month, that would be a perfect card to send to my friends and fellow stampers, don’t you think?
Here are the details on the card. I stamped the jar on Whisper White Cardstock in Basic Black Archival ink. Then I added the grass in Old Olive (there are two layers), and the twig and ladybugs in Basic Black. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement. I stamped the lid on a Gold Foil Sheet scrap, also in Basic Black, then die-cut the jar and lid with the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. (Oh, did I mention this set coordinates with the dies? So fun!)
After everything was cut out, I colored the ladybugs and twigs with Watercolor Pencils (Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red), then blended a bit with an Aqua Painter. I also blended the grass a little with the Aqua Painter to make it look a little more full.
I added the die-cut jar to one of the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, then popped it all onto the Old Olive card. (Tip: I stamped the sentiment before I adhered the square and jar, but I used the square/diamond as a guide for where to stamp. There’s nothing more heart dropping than realizing you don’t have room for your main image because your sentiment was stamped in the wrong place! But, on the other hand, I don’t like to adhere anything until all the stamping is done, because there’s always that chance that I could get a smudge or smear. So simply lay the die-cut on the card, then stamp around it.)
I’m considering adding some glue from the Fine-tip Glue Pen over the ladybugs. They just need a little glaze, don’t you think?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Add any (or all!) of these products to your next order – and remember, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 of every purchase of Sharing Sweet Thoughts to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). You get a fun stamp set; RMHC gets a donation. It’s a win/win! Have a wonderful day!