One of the many reasons why I LOVE being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is because I get a chance to see and even create with the new upcoming products before they are officially launched. I’ve had the chance to see what’s coming in the January – June Mini catalogue as well as the great products you can earn for free as part of Sale-a-bration 2020 and I can’t wait for you guys to see it too! In the meantime I’ll be able to give you some sneak peeks. I’ve already posted some from when I went to OnStage back in November on my Facebook page so make sure to check those out.
For this card, I used a set I got when I was at OnStage Local in Toronto; the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set. This was part of a 2 stamp set giveaway where the recipients had to giveaway one of the two stamp sets they received and I was lucky enough to be given this stamp set which I had had my eye on since I saw it in the catalogue earlier that day.
All the images for this card came from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and the phrase came from the Free as a Bird cling stamp set. The phrase and outline of the lilies were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. For the colour of the lilies I used Petal Pink ink, but first I gently stamped off onto another piece of paper before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock to give a more subtle look. For the lily pads I used Mossy Meadow ink for the outline of the pads and stems and Mint Macaron ink for the colour of the lily pads. To make sure that I didn’t get the lines from the lily pad or Mint Macaron on the lilies I used the masking technique.
How to Create a Mask for Stamping…
All you need to do to create a mask is stamp the image you want to create a mask for onto a piece of paper. Just grab a piece from a notepad or even your printer, cardstock is too thick and will create extra space between the images. Some people like to use post it notes to create masks so that way you don’t have to worry about the mask sliding or moving. Once you’ve stamped the image onto the paper/post it note just cut out the image and you have a mask that you can use over and over again.
Now that you have your mask, or in this case masks, you can start stamping your images. First you need to stamp your outlines, making sure to cover the outline of your lilies once you get to adding your lily pad and possibly even the stems, just in case. Then once you have your outlines, you add the colour to your stamped images. Again make sure to cover your lilies with your masks so that your lily stays a faint Petal Pink.
I also decided to put an extra piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside of the card and stamped another lily on the inside as well. This time I stamped the Petal Pink ink at full strength.
To finish off the card I added some Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon and once I popped up the phrase that I had cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies using some Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel. Gotta have some bling!!
This is the first of many cards to come using this stamp set, which will be available for you to earn FREE once Sale-a-bration starts on January 3rd , 2020. I just love water lilies and so to have a stamp set with them is just awesome! I’ve even already seen a few projects that I would love to C.A.S.E. so stay tuned for more.
Here’s the project sheet for this card complete with step by step instructions and a list of all the supplies you’ll need.
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