So while hubby was out mowing the grass I escaped to my craft room and took the opportunity to make a thank you card for a friend. I've used a new stamp - the flower from the SU! Blooming with Kindness set. I've used the sentiments from the set but hadn't got round to inking up the gorgeous flower. My card base is 5 1/4" square and I cut a 5" square Whisper White panel to stamp on. After stamping I dotted my VersaMark pen over the blooms and then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder so there is some sparkle. I inked the edges of the stamped panel with Pool Party ink. I cut a notch in a length of Rich Razzleberry ribbon - the ribbon has dots on one side but I preferred to use the plain side - taped it to the stamped panel and added the Pool Party button. I popped the panel up onto the card front.
For inside the card I stamped a Pool Party bloom and stamped the sentiment over the top.
For the envelope I simply stamped three blooms on the front.
I was so pleased how quickly and easily this card came together, CAS doesn't always mean fast for me. If I make a boo boo on a CAS card there is nowhere to hide and invariably I have to start all over again. I'm happy to say no boo boos today - unlike yesterday. I spent hours making a DT project card yesterday that included lots of stamping and fussy cutting and I had to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig a fair bit too. I'd finished the front and was working on the panel for inside the card and I'd left stamping the sentiment 'til last. Luckily I hadn't glued the panel down as I got a big inky splodge after stamping the sentiment. So I started again, did everything in the same order, left the sentiment to the last (I never learn!) and I got another inky mark! It turned out I'd somehow got ink on the underside of my Stamp-a-ma-jig handle. A messy desk with open ink pads is really not a good idea - but with a clean handle my third attempt was fine! Hmmmm, just patterned paper on the envelope for that card, no stamping - funny that!
Stamps: SU! 'Blooming with Kindness' set, Hero Arts 'Friends are Treasures' cling set
CS: PaperMania square white card blank, SU! Whisper White
Ink: SU! Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals & Pool Party, VersaMark pen
Tools: heat tool
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Rich Razzleberry ribbon, Pool Party button, 3D foam tape