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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Calming Camellia, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Host Set

I'm having fun playing with the new stuff.  I found this card on Pinterest and I struggled a it with the sponging and this is what I ended up with.  You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

First I set up the image from the "Calming Camellia" set on my Stamparatus. I stamped the image on a piece of Basic White card stock that measured 3-3/8" x 4-1/4". I sponged on Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen ink.  I used my sponge daubers to put the ink on the image but I struggled with this.  I had to redo it because the first one was just not looking quite right.  So when I redid it, I inked up the flower area and I made sure I didn't get any Polished pink on the leaves.  I stamped the image onto my card stock. I re-sponged and tried it again because I didn't think it was dark enough.

For the greens, I cleaned off the stamp but didn't remove it from the Stamparatus. I sponged on Soft Succulent ink and then I sponged over it in some areas with Evening Evergreen and then I stamped it on the card stock. Again I didn't think it was dark enough so I sponged on some more Evening Evergreen. I ended up using a Q-tip swab to tap on some Evening Evergreen in some areas that I thought should be darker and after stamping it on the card stock I liked it better.  But there were still areas around the top of the flower that I didn't like, so I took the swab and added some more Evening Evergreen and then I took my blending brush and pulled some of the ink outwards and that did the trick!  I was more pleasing to my eye and I stopped before I added too much.

The words are from the same set and I have this card in mind for a friend, I stamped them using Evening Evergreen ink and I was done with the stamping.

The layers were then cut. The Evening Evergreen piece measures 3-1/2" x 4-3/8" and the Polished Pink layer measures 3-5/8" x 4-1/2".  I taped the layers together and then the focal piece on top. Then all three were taped to the card base and the card was done.

Isn't it pretty?  What a fun set.  There's a pretty leaf in the set plus lots of words. I can't wait to play with this one again but I think I'll just stamp regular like without the sponging!! LOL

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's "thinking of you" card,
Wanda

6 comments:

Peggy S from OH said...

Very pretty card!

KardsbyKadie said...

Your card is beautiful Wanda. Wouldn't change a thing!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Wanda, that card is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Wavah said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful job you did on this! It'a beautiful! I'd like to give this technique a try! Thanks for sharing!

Dot said...

Great technique - can't wait to try.