Thursday 19 March 2020

Tags In Bloom Card

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I am sure that many of you are staying home as much as you can at this time. We are so overloaded with information at the moment about the Coronavirus....on the TV and on Social Media. I am very thankful that I can turn my mind to crafting and escape for a while. It has been well documented that being creative is good for your mental health, especially when feeling stressed or anxious. Escaping to my craft room has been the best medicine this week. probably all know....that I have been preparing for this self isolation for years. But, my favourite thing to do is gather my dear friends and get together for a craft, lunch and giggle session. That won't be happening anytime soon.

Today when I went to the craft room I just wanted to create a card to give to a friend to say thank you. I decided to use the stunning Tags in Bloom stamp set. This stamp set is available during Sale-A-Bration as a FREE item until the end of the month. The Tags in Bloom stamp set is so easy to work with and coordinates with a lot of sentiment stamps that you may have in your stash. Also, it is easy to colour with the stamps and ink, Stampin' Blends, Watercolour Pencils or ink and an Aqua Painter! This card came together in the blink of an eye - sometimes we need a go to stamp set to make something in under 15 minutes and The Tags in Bloom stamp set is perfect for those occasions.

  1. I started with a Sahara Sand Card base measuring 14.8cm x 21cm scored and folded in half.
  2. Cut a piece of Sahara Sand Card Stock to measure 14.4cm x 10cm.
  3. Cut a piece of Petal Pink Card Stock to measure 14.1cm x 9.7cm.
  4. Cut the Check Petal Pink Designer Series Paper to measure 13.8cm x 9.4cm.
  5. Glue the last three layers together with multipurpose glue or adhesive of your choice. The DSP on top of the Petal Pink layer and then glue those layers to the Sahara Sand layer.
  6. On a pice of Whisper White Card Stock stamp the floral layer in Sahara Sand ink. Colour that in with the Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam and So Saffron Stampin' Blends. Then fussy cut this out.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the  Bloom and Grow stamp set in Sahara Sand ink and then stamp the stitched label in Sahara Sand ink around the sentiment.  Punch this out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Pop this layer up on top of the floral layer using dimensionals.
  8. Wrap the Linen Ribbon with White edges around the Petal Pink DSP layer and secure behind the Sahara Sand layer with Tear & Tape.
  9. Mount the sentiment/floral layer on top using dimensionals.
  10. Pop the card from up on the Sahara Sand card base using dimensionals.

I enjoyed my time being creative today and writing this blog post.

I hope you are well and finding ways to exist and relax under these difficult circumstances that the whole world face. We will get through it if we pull together and look after each other. I am also checking on neighbours, family and friends at this time. A card in the mail is a lovely way to show someone that you care, especially when hugs, handshakes and, sadly, card classes are taboo.

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If you need some supplies to keep busy if you are self isolating or home for extended periods of time please contact me or you can shop in my online store. Link on right hand side of this blog post. I am happy to create some card bases for you or advise you on a gorgeous kit to keep you busy!

Thank you for visiting today - it is greatly appreciated!

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