Hello friends and happy Sunday to you! I hope you are all having a great weekend! Is anyone doing anything particularly exciting or fun? For the first time in a long time, I had nothing on my calendar for this entire weekend and what a great feeling that has been! There was no rush to get up in the morning (other than howling cats that think they will die after 6 am if they aren't fed!) and lots of fun crafting time.
Today's card features a new hostess stamp set called "Hand Delivered" that will be featured in the 2018-2019 catalog (available
June 1). Last month when I attended the OnStage Local event in Hartford, I saw many samples on the display boards using this new set and I was very excited to receive it just a few weeks ago with my demonstrator pre-order.
*Full supply list at end of post.
The base of this card is made from Thick Whisper White cardstock. The first matted layer is a sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock that I ran through my Big Shot using a Stitched Scalloped Nesting Rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. After I die cut the rectangle, I ran the cardstock through my Big Shot again using the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I die cut an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelit dies in Whisper White Cardstock. In the center of the oval, I stamped the woman's skirt and legs in Tuxedo Memento Black ink. I colored these in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink markers. On a separate sheet of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sign and fussy cut it out. I stamped the "Love Celebrating You" sentiment inside the sign using Rich Razzleberry ink before adhering it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I stamped the image of the woman's skirt and legs again on a piece of Nature's Poem DSP (that had a Rich Razzleberry striped pattern) and fussy cut the skirt out. I adhered it on top of the initial stamped image using Snail Permanent Adhesive. I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to give the skirt a little sparkle. Using a small piece of that same Nature's Poem DSP, I stamped the balloons in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with White Stampin' Emboss powder. I fussy cut these balloons as well and adhered them to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I also added a clear Wink of Stella coat to the balloons. To create the banner at the bottom of the card, I used the banner die from the Large Numbers framelit die. I heat embossed the "happy birthday" sentiment in White Stampin' Emboss powder and attached it to the bottom of the oval using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Here is the challenge banner from Freshly Made Sketches that inspired today's card:
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