This Stampin’ Up! Blooming with Kindness Thank You card is the second installment of my tenure on the color challenge design team at Splitcoaststampers. This beautiful bloom begs for attention and here it is embossed with Cajun Craze on Pumpkin Pie. The third color of the color challenge this week is Midnight Muse and the added challenge was Thanks or Thanksgiving. I chose Thanks.
After embossing the flower, I painted it with bleach. I used the Apothecary Accents Framelit to cut out the bloom, then trimmed out another from the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper with the same framelit. To layer these pieces that are the same size the dsp was cut in half to layer behind the top and bottom of the main image. I snipped out a little piece of dsp to fill in the gap. With the patterned paper and the crochet trim, the piecing is disguised. Finally, the layered edges were rubbed against the Cajun Craze ink pad.
Similarly, the ‘thank you’ panel was embossed with Midnight Muse, first inked with VersaMark and again trimmed out with the corner of the Apothecary Accents Framelit and layered with the Cajun Craze pattern paper from the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.
The Midnight Muse cardstock base was layered with a piece of matching paper from Comfort Cafe rubbed with Cajun Craze ink for direct-to-paper inking. The cardstock base was also paper pierced along the edge of the dsp before the main images were adhered.
The two main pieces were tied together with a delicate Victoria Crochet Trim, and a small tag featuring a flower with a pearl center hanging from a Linen Thread tie.
Enjoy! JulieCard Recipe: Stamps: Blooming With Kindness w-#126420 c-#126422 Ink: VersaMark #102283, Cajun Craze #126965, Midnight Muse #126860, Pumpkin Pie #126945 Paper: Comfort Cafe dsp #126898, Pumpkin Pie #105115, Midnight Muse #126843 Extras: Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Crochet Trim #118481, Linen Thread #104199, Little Labels Punch Pack #126881