Lovely Wishes – for the Stamp n Hop February Blog Hop

Hello from the USA and happy Saturday everyone!  Welcome to Stamp n Hop’s first international blog hop; I am so thrilled to be participating in it!  There are lots of wonderful crafters from around the world , so be sure to scroll to the end to continue hopping.  Now on to my contribution.

I have always found black and white to be very challenging when they are the predominant colors used in a card.  Once I saw the Petal Passion DSP in the Occasions catalog though I knew I had to give it a try.  And I think it paired beautifully with the stamp set Lovely Wishes.  I kept color to an absolute minimum on this card (very difficult for me LOL) but I am very happy with the result.

I started with a card base of Whisper White (100730) cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  I then cut a panel the same size as the card front from the Petal Passion DSP (145589).  For the opening, I use the second largest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits (138281).  I then cut a frame for the inside using a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock (115320) and the third largest die from the same die set.

Before assembling, I laid both pieces onto the card base to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  After making a few pencil marks, I inked up the sentiment from Lovely Wishes stamp set (145924) in Smoky Slate ink (131179) and stamped it in the center.  I then erased my pencil marks.

While I had that stamp set out, I stamped the leaf  and flower branch twice onto a scrap of Whisper White using Versamark ink (102283) covered that with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131) and heat set it using the Heat Tool (129053).  I then fussy cut each of the embossed images out – a little tricky but definitely doable and so worth the effort.

Now it was time to put it all together.  I adhered the Melon Mambo piece to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755).  I then popped the DSP panel up using foam tape making sure it was centered over the Melon Mambo frame.  To attach the heat embossed leafy images, I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108) doubling up where necessary.

Lastly I tied a small bow using Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon (a free item with purchase in Sale-A-Bration) and adhered that to the bottom left image using a Mini Glue Dot (103683).  For a finishing touch, I added three Basic Rhinestone Jewels (144220) and a smattering of the same which I colored with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082).

And there you have it!  My first black and white (with a touch of color) card.  I really do like the Petal Passion DSP and hope you will give this card a try.  If you have any questions about it just drop me a comment.

To continue on to the next person’s project, just click the Next button or you can click on any of the names on the list below.  Happy hopping!

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List of participants in the hop:

Mikaela Titheridge

Kayla Adams 

Laurie Mackie

Joanne Hodge

Amy Grendel 

Andre Gordon

Tracie Evans Langley

Kirsten Aitchison 

Linda Handford 

Rachel Traudt 

Eva Pottsova 

Melissa Tennison

Melissa Kerman

Lisa Kmiec 

Christina Walker

Karen Pearmain 

Lisa Kmiec 

Joyce Whitman

Bobbi Miller 

Ilka Teschke

Danielle Kassing 

Terry Montgomery 

Tracey Gouraud

Kat Spencer 

Mo Rootes

Laurie Meier

Georgia Gaydos 

Courtenay Heuston 

Jessie Holton

Susan Simpson 

Shannon Cole 

Linda Richenberg