So for last weeks “Welcome” cards, I used the Very Vintage stamp set:
One of the things I did on each card was a torn edge along one side, adhering some card stock behind it. Tearing our card stock like this was all the rage when I first became a demonstrator years ago. Now you don’t see it so much anymore, but it’s worth bringing back, don’t you think?
I first stamped the images tone on tone, with Crumb Cake ink onto the Crumb Cake card base, making a subtle watermark background. I also used a couple of splatters with my “Timeless Textures” stamp set and some Soft Suede ink. In case you’re wondering about the “Welcome to our Stampin’ Up! family” stamp, this is from a set available years ago and has long since retired (sorry, I can’t recall the name of the set).
To colour the image I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Calypso Coral, Mango Medley, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay. Of course, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the bee’s wings. Which reminds me, I need to order some more of that sparkly-goodness – it would be a sad day indeed should I run out of my favourite glitter! Yeesh, what a frightening thought! LOL
Some of the stamped pieces were mounted on Calypso Coral card stock, some Basic Black, and some were cut with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. I like how they all turned out though and I hope these cards bring a smile to each of the recipients!