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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Calming Camellia, Special Moments, Friendship or Thinking of You Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I found this wonderful card on Pinterest. I clicked through the link and didn't get a lot of information, but just enough so I could figure out the rest. You can see the original card here.  There were several colors of cards posted but I chose this one because of the richness.

The base of this card is a half-sheet of Crumb Cake card stock. I did not fold it in half right away because the stamping went on the backside too. I stamped the flower image on the back and then added the swirl image and the leaves image, all using Crumb Cake ink. See the photo below. I didn't get all the images the way they were on the original card, but I really don't think it matters. It's pretty however you get them on there!

Next I die cut the scalloped rectangle. It's from the "Scalloped Contours" set. I used the second one in the set. 

Then I cut a 3-3/8" x 4-3/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock for the layer. And I also cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the inside.

I stamped the flower from the "Calming Camellia" set using Blackberry Bliss ink. I added a swirl using Crumb Cake ink. And the words are from the "Special Moments" set and were stamped using Blackberry Bliss ink. 

Now here comes the fun part. I was a bit apprehensive to try this. I don't like ruining my cards.  But it's SO easy. I took my Blender pen and refilled it. I wanted it very juicy.  If you don't have the recipe for the refill, just click here. I posted it many years ago. There's even instructions on how to take your pen apart.  I took a clear stamping block and added a drop of White ink. The drop was about the size of half a pea. You don't need much. Dip the tip of your Blender pen in the ink and then color the flowers in. Start on the top where they are the whitest a color towards the center of the flower.  And that's all you do. The Blackberry Bliss ink bleeds and does it's own thing.  You can go over the tips again later if you want them whiter. It takes a little while for this to dry but it's SO worth it.  I would recommend die cutting the scalloped piece first and then stamping the flower, swirl, words, and then color it. Then you can take care of the rest of the elements of the card while the ink is drying. 

I did color in the leaves with my Old Olive light Blends pen. They turned more purple but it's pretty too! I don't think you can ruin this card. I thought I was going to have problems with it but once I started coloring I saw the beauty and loved the technique.

After the ink dried I taped the scalloped piece to the Blackberry Bliss piece and that was taped to the front of the folded card. My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I added the piece of Basic White inside and the card was done.  Isn't it pretty?  I think I want to make another one using Pacific Point or Evening Evergreen. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's friendship card,



KardsbyKadie said...

How LOVELY.....right down to the PERFECT envelope.

Wanda said...

Kadie, that is back of the card that was stamped, not the envelope.