My sweet granddaughter has just turned 13! I was there when she was born, and it doesn’t feel like 13 years or even 8, but here she is playing Mozart by heart and doing that hand cross over move. She just exudes confidence as an adult! I’m floored!
When she and the family visited the day after Christmas, I hadn’t seen them in six years so I wasn’t prepared for her to be taller than her Mama. She is a very happy young lady, too, and so smart! After playing a bit of pickleball, the car broke down and so us girls went home to let the guys get that worked out. I fixed some snacks and asked if they wanted to see my stamping Nook off the kitchen. All three of them are in love with the ink storage unit and seeing all those colors. Sienna (age 7) wanted me to let them work with everything, but I was already in the midst of another “job”, so working with just stamps, ink and paper will have to happen another day. Of course I’m beating myself up for not planning ahead, but I definitely knew how I was going to make her Birthday Card.
Textured Floral stamp set is a close remake of Flowing Flowers stamp set, so I used both sets together and made a set of eight cards and envelopes, Note Card sized. When I make a set, I mount the main and largest image in a stamp positioning tool like MISTI or Stamparatus. Once that main Powder Pink image was stamped, I did everything else freehand with stamps mounted on individual acrylic blocks.
Ink used: Powder Pink, Lemon Lolly, Soft Seafoam, Delightful Dijon, and Sahara Sand
I CHANGED THINGS UP: All of last year I instructed you to score your Note Cards along the lightly scored line at 3-1/5″ as the very first step to making them. Along the way, I started stamping images that didn’t fit on the front of the card entirely, and started showing how your stamping can trail onto the backside of the card for a very nice surprise. I love that look! Therefore, from now on, I’m going to change my instruction/routine to work on the card laying flat and not worry about how much flows onto the backside. At the very finish of construction, we will score the cards, add our personalized stamp on the back section, and then fold it, burnishing the fold with a bone folder.
I know, I know. You want me to record a video showing you what I’m talking about. Pray I find the courage to jump out there in the online world with recorded instruction. It’s so much easier to understand while watching, right?
LOVE NOTE SHOWN ABOVE: Because I cut several sheets of 12×12 Basic White as shown in THIS POST, I had several 3×3 pieces left over that I created a Love Note from. In another post, I will show you the A2 card that I made from the 3″x4-1/5″ panels.
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