Yesterday Stampin’ Up! announcement the early return of Nature’s Thoughts Dies that coordinates with Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set. The Nature’s Thoughts Dies were part of the product coordinate promotion back in March, they did announce at the time the dies would carry into the upcoming Annual Catalogue which releases June 3rd meaning we had a period were they could not be ordered.
To celebrate this great news, I am sharing a stunning card (I don’t say that often) that I created for my friend and downline Maree, she loves purple.
One of the dies is a rectangle with a zig-zag detail, you can see I also rolled the corner of that layer. I also lightly stamped pops of Fanciful Fragrance Cling Stamp Set in Versamark and Gold embossed, I wanted to achieve distressed look so I did not worry too much about removing excess embossing powder.
One set of tools that I do not often use are my Many Marvelous Markers, they are a big investment and I don’t regret buying them but they just don’t get used often. Are you the same?
When I do use them I remember all the ways they can be used and how handy they are. I used the good old technique of thumping, if you have not idea what I am talking about I found a YouTube video by Jessica Taylor HERE. The long and short of thumping is using the thick end of the maker direct to the rubber is a tapping action, in different colours or tones and spraying with water before stamping to cardstock. I used Mossy Meadow with Old Olive on the leaves and Blackberry Bliss with Rich Razzleberry on the flower.
Inside the card, I have gold embossed a butterfly and stamped a leaf.
I stepped up the effect but making a matching envelope for Maree’s card. Before you start looking for the measurements, I will save you the trouble. I did not take note of them! I just placed the card in the center of a sheet of Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper, started folding and chopping the paper. On my crafty to-do list is to go back and recreate so I gave a template, I was pretty impressed with myself.
The front of the envelope. I can not tell you how often I use Make A Difference Photopolymer Stamp Set to address my envelopes.
You have to agree these look pretty cute together.
Here are the items I used in this card, click on the item below to be taken to each item or click HERE for my online store