Hello my friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent a lot of time in my craft room. I signed up for another Business Expo and Creativity Party for Saturday. For some reason, I thought it was next Saturday so I'm glad it was this Saturday. I am hoping we will get out to the lake sometime soon. I guess it all depends on the weather though. I will share some of our things from the creativity party in the next posts.
Today's card was made using the Bamboo Beauty stamp set. I knew as soon as I saw this stamp set that I had to have it. Unfortunately it hadn't seen any ink until just now. It is such a pretty stamp set.
I started by using my Blending Brushes to add ink to a piece of Basic White cardstock. I started with the lightest colour at the top and ended with the darkest colour at the bottom. I added ink colours in this order: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and finally Merry Merlot. The Blending Brushes make blending the inks so easy and smooth. After I applied my inks, I used my Water Painter to flick some droplets of water onto the cardstock. The ink disappears where the water drops are so it gives a really nice speckled appearance.
Once the water drops were dry, I stamped my bamboo images. I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp these images. I stamped the larger branches and then added the smaller leafy images. I added the smaller of the two large branches at an angle and stamped part of it off the page. I am pleased with how it turned out.
I matted this stamped piece on to a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I then added this to a Basic White Thick card base using dimensionals. I really tried to add ribbon or baker's twine to this card but it was not working. I have a really hard time making a card without ribbon or twine but I felt that it just looked wrong so I left it out completely.
I stamped my sentiment on to a piece of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The sentiment is from the Bamboo Beauty stamp set as well. I used my paper snips to cut around the sentiment. I added it to my card front using dimensionals. I used a single dimensional where it attached to the stamped piece and used a double layer of dimensionals where it attached directly to the card base. That way it would be level as the stamped piece was put on with dimensionals as well.
What I used for today's card:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I certainly enjoyed creating it. I am sure I will be making many more cards with this stamp set. Have you got this set yet? I think it is one of those overlooked stamps but it is a must have.
Stay well and keep creating!