Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Easter Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!
When it comes to holidays, I always send out cards to family and friends, not just so they know that I’m thinking of them, but also so they will get some happy mail and brighten their day! Depending on how many people are on your list, it can be overwhelming. The card I’m sharing with you today, is actually one that I “mass produced” using the Timeless Tulip Bundle and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP. If you are like me, I just love stamp sets that can be used for a variety of occasions and the Timeless Tulips is one of those stamp sets!
The base layer for this card is the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Soft Sea Foam:
For the front of the card, you will need:
1. Cut a 5” strip of the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and also use enough of the ribbon to tie into a small bow.
2. Use the large tulip stamp, first inking in Grapefruit Grove ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Mango Melody ink along the bottom, to stamp on Whisper White cardstock. This is then punched out with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.
3. Use the largest oval Stitched Shapes Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp both stem stamps, the curved stem stamp is the tallest and the straight stem stamp for the two shorter stems. I also stamped a leaf in Mossy Meadow next to the tallest stem (if you are looking at the stamp case, it is the middle leaf stamp). I used the smallest tulips stamp (coloring the same way as the large tulip) to stamp on the smaller two stems.
On the vellum base layer, I used my grid paper to help line up the ribbon, placing a small amount of Snail on the back of the ribbon (in the middle) to keep in place and then a small amount of Snail on the back of the base layer to adhere the ends of the ribbon to the back. I adhered the die cut oval to the Vellum DSP, used dimensionals to adhere the large tulip to the tallest stem, and a glue dot to adhere the bow to the ribbon:
This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The adhesive is placed on the back of the vellum, behind the oval and tulip:
The inside sentiment is stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink, which I used my Stamparatus so I would have a nice and even stamped image:
Here are my cards using each of the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:
As I stated earlier, these cards are “mass produced” and here is how I made 18 cards:
1. I cut and scored all the Thick Whisper White cardstock card bases first.
2. I used one sheet of each color from the Vellum DSP, cutting first at 4” (you will have three pieces) and then turning to the 12” side to cut at 5 ¼” (this will give you two base layers). The leftover small strip is put to the side.
3. Die cut all the ovals at the same time, I cut 3 ¾” strips of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), and this allowed me to get four ovals from each strip.
4. For the large tulips, I cut a 2 ½” strip of Whisper White cardstock (along the 8 ½” side), stamped the inked/sponge tulip as many times as I could, and then punched out. No, I did not clean the stamp each time and did not see any ink transfer of Mango Melody ink to the Grapefruit Grove ink pad.
5. I first made all the bows and then cut the 5” strips of ribbon.
6. For the stitched oval, I first stamped the stems and leaves and then stamped the two small tulips (use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath). I felt that stamping this way not only made it go faster, but I wasn’t tempted to accidentally ink the stamp in the wrong color. Keeping only the Mossy Meadow out for the stems and leaf and Grapefruit Grove and Mango Melody out for the small tulip.
7. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the inside sentiment to all the card bases. Do not fold and burnish the card base at the score line, leave it flat. Line up the bottom what would be the inside to the top of the Stamparatus edge (the hinge side is at the top), place the sentiment on the plate (which would be the bottom of the plate, closest to you) then ink and stamp away.
8. I assembled the card as directed above.
I did try to figure out the best color combination for the tulips, which makes it easy for “mass production”, and I really liked how the tulips look no matter what color of vellum was used! What do you think?? If you want to, you could always maybe stamp some tulips along the bottom of the inside or cut down those leftover vellum strips to adhere along the bottom of the inside.
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