Monday, January 14, 2019

Lasting Lily on a Bad Day


It's been another one of those days - those days where the cardstock won't cut straight, where you smudge ink from an unknown source somewhere on your fingers just as you're finishing up your project, where you are gluing your layers together and they won't go on straight the first time no matter how carefully you try, and even using the Stamparatus, the mat moves the paper a smidge and you get a slight edge. I couldn't believe it! It took four attempts to finally get one I could use and even that wasn't perfect, but I'd had enough! I liked the design, but holy moly - the execution was a killer.  (See what I did there? lol)

And let me be clear - it was NOT the stamps' fault. The klutziness was all with me. Do you ever have days like that? Where you begin to wonder if your thumbs are, indeed, opposable? Anyway, the stamp set I want to feature today is from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure and it's called Lasting Lily. As you may have guessed, it's a DistINKtive stamp set, meaning that the stamp gives different opacities of ink due to the surface composition. It's also a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward that you can earn with a $120 purchase.


  • I started with a watercolour wash on Shimmery White cardstock using Soft Sea Foam and an Aqua Painter, then a second layer of Mossy Meadow, drying in between with the Heat Tool.
  • I stamped the stems and leaves using Mossy Meadow and regular acrylic blocks with the paper on a Stampin' Pierce Mat.
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the lilies themselves in Highland Heather. The Stamparatus did a good job with the DistINKtive aspect of the stamps, letting you see the details of the image clearly, even when needy more than one stamping.
  • I cut down the panel when I was done, to 2 3/4" x 4" so that you could see the texture from the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder in Crumb Cake cardstock behind it.
  • The sentiment, also from the Lasting Lily stamp set, is die cut with one of the Stitched Label Framelits. Old Olive Linen Thread creates the small bow to finish off the card.
  • The card base is Gorgeous Grape with the next panel Whisper White.

Here's Natalie from the Home Office with some information about Cling Stamps that I thought you might be interested in:
           


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 Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$41.00
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00
Stamparatus
[146276]
$67.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$7.25

2 comments :

Jan Clothier said...

Oh yes, Heather, I have days like that too! Love the combination of colours and the basket weave texture in behind is just perfect.

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks, Jan. Good to know I'm not alone! Hard to believe though for you! LOL