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First Frost First card

September 6, 2018

I haven’t shared this card with you previously, but in honour of the Holiday Catalogue launching yesterday, I thought I would show you the first card that I made using the First Frost stamp set and my own design.  This is a favourite layout of mine which is very simple to adapt to lots of stamp sets and occasions.  I embossed the bottom two thirds of Whisper White card using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I stamped the greeting from the First Frost stamp set onto the top part of the embossed card using Tranquil Tide ink.  I wrapped the top of the embossing with the beautiful Tranquil Tide 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon and tied a knot with another piece of the ribbon.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Tranquil Tide card.  I stamped the large leafy image from the First Frost stamp set onto Whisper White card using Tranquil Tide ink.  The image is cut out using the co-ordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.  I also stamped the large flower from the First Frost stamp set onto Whisper White card using Berry Burst ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits DieI trimmed off the stem and some of the leaves and attached the remaining leaves behind the flower.  The flower is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped and cut out one more large leafy image and one more large flower.  I trimmed the leaves in the same manner, attached them to the back of the flower and then the lower left hand corner of Whisper White card.

I truly love this stamp set and I have discovered that the flowers give the best impression if you lay the stamp on its back and gently add some ink with a soft tapping motion.  You do not get such a beautiful image if you tap the stamp onto the ink pad.  In fact, I believe by adding the ink to the stamp you get a much better application of ink with any image.  I have found in my classes that once people start inking this way, there is much less need to clean the stamps and people don’t get so much ink on themselves.   For those of you who like to be thrifty, using your stamps and ink pads this way means you don’t have to re-ink them so often because there isn’t so much waste of ink.  Try it and see what you think.

As I said at the beginning of this post, yesterday was the first day that you as customers can begin purchasing from this amazing Holiday Catalogue.  If you do not have a catalogue you can click on the link on the right hand side of this page to view it OR if you do not have a demonstrator and you live in Australia, please contact me so that I can arrange for you to have one.  I held my first class yesterday using these products and the ladies were all very impressed.  Why don’t you let me know what you think.

Bye for now,


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