Weekly News / You’re Wonderful

By | May 12, 2015

Happy Tuesday everyone.  I hope you had a fantastic weekend and Mother’s Day!  I have some Mother’s Day cards to share as inspiration today, but first let me show you the new weekly deals announced this morning.

There are some great items here!  For example, the Hexagon Punch is so versatile.  Not only can it be used to punch hexagons, it’s great for creating perfect “Vs” for banners.  The Gold Satin Ribbon is one of my favorites.  It’s so smooth and silky!  Also, did you know that Sticky Strip is being retired?!?  The new Fast Fuse is great, but there’s nothing like Sticky Strip for constructing 3-D projects.  Stock up while supplies last!

Weekly Deals May 12

 Inspiration:

For inspiration today, I’m sharing some Mother’s Day cards I sent out last weekend.  I used the You’re Wonderful photopolymer stamp set to create these cards.  Unfortunately, I later learned that this stamp set has sold out and is no longer available to purchase.  However, I still wanted to share this card, because I think you could create a similar card with different stamp sets, such as For the New Two, Indescribable Gift, or Butterfly Basics just to name a few.

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The concept for this card is fairly simple.  I cut a background layer of Crumb Cake card stock measuring 5-1/4″ X 4″ and embossed flowers around the edges using Blushing Bride Stampin’ Emboss powder.   Then, I sponged Soft Suede ink over the embossing to make the embossing stand out.  This creates a pretty lacy effect.

For the pop-up flower, I embossed the flower in Blushing Bride on Vellum paper, and then cut it out by hand.  To color it, I turned it over and used Blushing Bride and Rose Red Stampin’ Write Markers.

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The best thing about photopolymer stamp sets, at least in my opinion, is that you can add multiple stamps to an acrylic block to create your own sayings.  I made several of these cards for my mom, mother-in-law, and sisters with different sentiments.  Another benefit is that you can bend the stamps on the acrylic block!  These particular stamps have a slight curve already, but I was able to shape them into a nice wave design for the full sentiment.

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Supplies used on my cards:

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Have a wonderful and creative week!

Tami Hewlett

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