Saturday, 11 June 2011

Oh what a beautiful morning...

Somehow this card feels just right for such a glorious morning. I made a few of these to welcome some new recruits to my Stampin’ Up!® team. My team have been very busy in May, recruiting more demonstrators to our little family and I’m looking forward to meeting some of the new ladies at our forthcoming team meeting.

If you’re interested in joining our team as a demonstrator, please do get in touch – you are welcome to attend one of our meetings to find out more information before you decide whether to sign up or not. There will be no pressure – just lots of enthusiastic demonstrators happy to share their experiences with you. If you’d like to find out more, or come along to our next meeting, please email me.

Meanwhile, back to the card, which is made with Nature Walk, my most favourite set from the new Mini catalogue. I began by repeatedly stamping the foliage stamp in Pear Pizzazz – I stamped a few times without reinking, to get the paler images; this is called “stamping off”. Next I stamped the bee in Bravo Burgundy, although the photo makes it look like Cajun Craze, which would have worked just as well.

As I couldn’t lay my hands on my Distressing Kit (MUST have a sort-out!), I sponged chalk around the edges of the Very Vanilla panel in various colours; can’t actually remember which ones I used, sorry.  This was mounted on a Bravo Burgundy panel.

The “Welcome” comes from Something to Celebrate – I inked just the “welcome” part using a Bravo Burgundy marker. It was a bit tricky, as there’s a comma attached to the E but I mastered it after a few attempts.

The ribbon is Old Olive but, because it’s that lovely taffeta, it’s a little paler than Old Olive, so goes perfectly well with Pear Pizzazz. Pear Pizzazz ribbon is available, too, but I don’t have any unfortunately.

Finally, I stamped the sprig again in So Saffron on the edge of the card base.

Stamps: Nature Walk, Something to Celebrate (hostess)
Cardstock: So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Modern Label punch, taffeta ribbon – Old Olive, Stampin’ Pastels

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. great card and i love the colours you have used.

    Sylvia x

  2. Lovely! Your stamping style is classic, clean, crisp...lovely! Do I need to come over and have a 'sort-out' :) LOL

  3. Very pretty and what a nice way to welcome new demonstrators!


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