Gold & Poppy Art Gallery
Raise your hand if you think the weekend just flew by. I’ve heard that the older you get, the faster time flies. That must mean I’m pretty old!
This week, I’m really looking forward to Monday. I haven’t seen Miss Amelia since Wednesday afternoon, and I’m suffering withdrawals! I can’t wait to hear about her weekend. She’s “into” dinosaurs now. (I know…We went from cats to horses to unicorns to Pokemon. Then back to cats and now dinosaurs. It’s hard to keep up!) Her stepdad’s mom was in town for the weekend, and Amelia told me she was going to take her to see real dinosaur fossils and bones. I’m thinking she went to the Smithsonian, and I’m looking forward to hearing her reaction!
I have had a very productive weekend. I’m designing cards for both my March classes and a card buffet at the end of the month. A card buffet is a lot like a lunch or dinner buffet. There are a lot of options available and you can pick and choose what you want to create. You can take one of each or you can load up on your favorite. The minimum number of cards is 10 for $20, but participants can add more for $2 each.
In case you missed it on my Stamping with Buffy Facebook Page, here’s a look at my craft room after the weekend.
If creativity is found in chaos, I must be very creative!
I spent some time with my friend Lorraine last week. Lorraine has everything a crafter could ever want, including two electric die-cutting machines. (Isn’t there a scripture about not having two until everyone has one? Or is that about essential items, like coats?) Lorraine traded me use of her electric die-cut machine for table space at our office. Of course, the best part was spending time with Lorraine – and I offered her the space for no return, but I have to say that machine was so fun to use. She offered to let me borrow it for a few days, and I was tempted. But I was afraid of the trauma and ensuing counseling I would need when I had to give it back, so I declined. However, as much as I love my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, an electric option would make prepping for the buffet and classes a lot easier and faster. Oh, the temptation…
In the meantime, here’s a card I made this weekend. I’m not sure if it will be a class card or a buffet card. It’s a little more work than I had planned for buffet cards, but the jury’s still out.
If this looks familiar, it’s because the inspiration for this card came from the front of the January-June Mini Catalog. First, I cut a 3″ x 4-3/4″ piece of the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP). Then I cut a 3-1/4″ x 5″ piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock. (This can actually be any color, because no one is going to see it unless they take your card apart.)
I added some Tear & Tape Adhesive to the edges of the Blushing Bride Cardstock. After I peeled the backing off the tape, I placed the card stock face down into my box of Gilded Leafing. I used a Stamping Sponge to remove the excess leafing, then adhered the DSP to the cardstock.
The Art Gallery flower was stamped on Blushing Bride Cardstock using Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade Classic Ink. Next, I stamped the stem and leaves on Soft Seafoam Cardstock using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink. I die-cut these and the Soft Seafoam Cardstock banner with the Floral Gallery Dies. (You can bundle the Art Gallery Stamp Set and Floral Gallery Dies to save 10%.)
I stamped the sentiment using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink on the Soft Seafoam die-cut banner, then layered it to a piece of the Fine Art Ribbon.
Before I added the DSP, flower, and sentiment/ribbon banner to the Poppy Parade card base, I stamped a floral image from the Art Gallery Stamp Set several times on the left side of the card base using VersaMark Ink. It’s very subtle, but it adds a little more depth to the card.
If you love all the products in the Fine Art Floral Suite, you can add them all to your order using one number. Oh, Stampin’ Up!, you make it so easy!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!