Good Morning Ladies,
Welcome to another 'Something Floral for Friday', I bought the Sue Wilson 'Ava' die last weekend at Ally Pally, I finally got around to playing with it while Pat was round yesterday afternoon. Sadly Pat forget to pack her 'Groovi' system as she had taken it out of her bag to show Pete and forgot to put it back in, so she was a little bit at a loose end, she was going straight out to her friends so didn't want to get too dirty, so we chatted while I crafted.
I cut the largest part of the die out of white card, created a mat for it out of 'So Saffron' card and cut the little delicate centre part out of the same card and layered with white. I then assembled all the layers and then used the Stampin Up! Pretty Label punch and 'Label Me Pretty' stamp set to create the sentiment for my card. I like this combination as you can stamp it and colour it to match your project. This one I coloured with watercolour pencils and the SU blender pen, as it smooths the pencil out beautifully.
Pretty Label Punch and Stamp set
To finish the card I added a seam binding bow with a little rose to finish it off and them arranged some pretty paper flowers around the top corner in complimentary colours.
I then coloured some plain white pearls with the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend pen and added them around the card.
Making this card took me back to those days when I made these style cards all the time, I know some of you prefer this style of card, I love it but I am also pleased that I picked up stamping as I think I would have got bored of putting together the same style cards.
The other thing that I am thankful for is finding Stampin' Up!, if for nothing else, the best thing about Stampin' Up! is that Everything Matches, the card matches the ink, then there are all of the colouring Mediums, Watercolour Pencils, Markers, the new Stampin' Blends (alcohol pens) are all in the same colours as the cardstock, I shudder to think about the time and money I spent on fuel and postage trying to find plain cardstock to match a beautiful Pretty Background paper but never getting a decent match.
Now I can just relax, knowing that SU will bring out a new range of gorgeous Designer Series Papers, in beautiful colours and pretty patterns that match perfectly with all of the cardstock that they carry. I can then stamp in matching ink and embellish with matching embellishments. Who could wish for more!
I hope that you are all looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend, mine will be super relaxed compared to last weekend.
Don't forget to look in tomorrow to see what everyone bought at Ally Pally, plus much more!
Love and hugs to all of you