Loving What I Do
One of the best things I love about being a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator is building relationships with other stampers and demonstrators. Some of my best relationships with demonstrators (other than my downline) have been forged online. We’ve all cheered each other on, grieved when others hurt, and celebrated their successes. I’ve met many of my online besties at Stampin’ Up!® events, and I can honestly say they’re even better in person.
Of course, my Stampin’ Up!® team members are some of my best friends, and they all have a place in my heart. I’ve watched many of them grow from casual stampers to confident teachers, and it makes my heart happy.
As always in life, there are times when we go through dark days. Many of my online friends, “in real life” friends, and downline are going through some challenges right now, so I made this card for them.
I used the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) for this. The DSP does most of the work. Here are the details.
Cut two pieces of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP – one at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and the other at 2″ x 5-1/2″. Layer to a Blackberry Bliss Card Base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card) as shown.
Die cut circles using the Layering Circles Framelits. I used a slightly larger scalloped circle die for the Blackberry Bliss circle.
On the Whisper White circle, stamp Comfort & Healing to You… from Flourishing Phrases using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink. Stamp the greenery from Rooted in Nature in Old Olive Classic ink.
I used my Stamparatus® for all the stamping. After you die cut the Whisper White circle, place the negative (the card stock the circle was cut from) into your Stamparatus®. Then place the circle back into the negative, place the sentiment stamp where you want it, close the plate, ink the stamp, and stamp the sentiment.
I placed the greenery stamp where I wanted it, then inked the stamp. I placed a piece of scrap paper over the circle and stamped. Then I stamped on the circle. After turning the circle in the template (the negative that I cut from), I stamped again. Then I turned the circle and stamped one more time at the top. Easy!
If you don’t have a Stamparatus® yet, you really need to order it. It’s an amazing tool.
I sponged just a bit of Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink on the edge of the Whisper White stamped circle. Then I adhered it to the Blackberry Bliss Scalloped Circle, and then to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here’s the inside of the card. It’s very simple; I didn’t want to get to crazy with a serious card.
I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases using Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink, then the greenery from Rooted in Nature in Old Olive. Again, I stamped on scrap paper first, then stamped on the Whisper White layer. I moved the stamp a bit, then stamped the third time.
Thanks to Brian King for the sketch idea for this card.
And thanks to you for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!