This is my last post on the Share What You Love Suite, at least for now. Which might mean a day or two as much fun as I’ve been having with it. Today, for Whip It Up Wednesday, I decided to experiment with using only the products from the Share What You Love preorder Just Getting Started bundle. This is the basic bundle with the Love What You Do stamp set, two ink pads in Old Olive and Grapefruit Grove and Very Vanilla cardstock and envelopes. There is also an acrylic block.
As a “Stash Queen” crafter this was a huge challenge for me – at least I thought it was. But, this stamp set is so beautiful, it wasn’t nearly as challenging as I expected. My biggest frustration was no embellishments. I think I worked around it successfully.
Here is card number one. This one was inspired by a card done from the Wildflower Wishes Paper Pumpkin. In order to get a layer of color, I sponged the piece of Very Vanilla with Grapefruit Grove. I used the sentiment as the embellishment, an accent of Old Olive layered above the rest of the card with Dimensionals.
To get the two tones of color on the visual texture layer, I only inked the stamp every other use. So I had the “first generation” the dark ink, and then a “second generation” as the lighter ink. I tried a third image, but it was just too light to be seen.
I like the contrast between the playful background and the elegant single flower outline image. DSP could be substituted for the texture layer and the addition of some pearls or a baker’s twine bow would work well to jazz up the card. But, I call this one a success.
Here is the second card I came up with. This was several tries in the making and all of the stamping was difficult to do without any errors.I originally had a larger panel at the bottom of this card, but I didn’t like it. It was too much. In the process of removing it, I damaged some of the base. Rather than scrap the entire card, because you know I hate to throw anything away – I got creative.
I made a faux ribbon by sponging Old Olive on one of the scraps from card one. I layered that over a piece of Very Vanilla, again scrap from the card above and then I added a layer at the bottom with the sentiment, also in Old Olive. The faux ribbon piece was adhered with Dimesionals.
I like this card because I was able to use so many of the stamps in the set. Amazingly enough, there are a few more that you haven’t seen over the past few posts, another sentiment, a flower stalk, and a background stamp that is a watercolor spot.
This bundle is a great value even before Stampin Up! threw in the free Very Vanilla envelopes. If you’d like to order this set, Contact me.