Art Gallery Thanks
We’ve made it through another week, my friends! I’ve been having so much fun with my “Wink of Stella Spritz.” If you missed it, here’s where I explained how I made it.
I used another bundle that’s discounted this month. The Art Gallery Bundle price retired with the Stampin’ Up!® 2021 Annual Catalog last May, but it’s back (with an extra 10% off the regular bundle discount) during the Savings Are in Bloom promotion. Selected bundles that will work with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the machine are all being offered at a 20% discount through March 31. (Read more here.) Here’s what I made with the Art Gallery Bundle.
First, I created a background on a 3″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. I used one of the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks from the January-June Mini Catalog and the Soft Pastels Assortment. First, I laid the card stock on a Silicone Craft Sheet. After I laid the mask over the card stock, I used the spatula attachment with the Take Your Pick Tool to scrape Daffodil Delight chalk dust over the mask. I spritzed with my Wink of Stells, then lifted the mask. I love the results. It adds a little something to the background without fighting for attention with the flower and sentiment die-cuts.
Next, I stamped the flower background in Poppy Parade Classic Ink. It looks very pink, doesn’t it? I have since re-inked my stamp pad. I stamped the detail over the flower with VersaMark Ink, added some Heat & Stick Powder, then heated just until the powder melted. Next, I placed it face down in my box of Gilded Leafing, then rubbed excess leafing off the panel with a Stampn’ Sponge.
I stamped the stem & leaves in Granny Apple Green Ink on Basic White Cardstock, then die-cut both images using the Floral Gallery Dies.
For the sentiment, I decided to use the Amazing Thanks Dies. I die-cut the “shadow” from Poppy Parade Cardstock and the detailed image from Mango Melody, then glued them together.
I found a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock, so scored it at 4-1/4″ for my card base. Oops. It wasn’t quite 8-1/2″. Instead of cutting another piece, I simply added a Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper (DSP) insert into the card. It’s light enough that I can still stamp or write a sentiment inside the card.
I added the background, flower, and die-cut sentiment to the front of the card. It was a fairly quick and very simple card to make, and I love the shimmer from the Stella and leafing!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day and a fabulous weekend!