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Positive Thoughts

April 21, 2020

This stamp set kind of stayed below my radar when I was looking through the 2020 Handmade For You Mini Catalogue.  However, when I saw the brochure for the additional Natures Thoughts Dies that became available to purchase from the 4th February, it made me have another look.  The other thing that caught my eye was that Stampin’ Up! says these dies will carry over to the next annual catalogue.  (Sorry they are not available to purchase right now.)  So today I had a little play with my new goodies.  I decided to create basically the same card for the beginner, casual and avid crafter.  So the beginner card has the leaf image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set stamped onto the front of a Whisper White note card using Soft Sea Foam ink.  I stamped the image three times without re-inking to give a little depth.  I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set using Smoky Slate ink.  I also stamped the leaf image onto the envelope.  Simple and easy for a beginner stamper to create.  Only one stamp set and two ink pads.

For the casual crafter, I stamped the leaf image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set onto Whisper White card using Soft Sea Foam ink three times without re-inking.  I cut out the stamped panel using the die from the Natures Thoughts Dies.  (Isn’t this cute with the stitching around the edges!)  I stamped the greeting as before using Smoky Slate ink and this time I also stamped the flower image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set using Petal Pink ink. I attached the stamped card to Soft Sea Foam card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the leaf image onto the inside of the card using Soft Sea Foam ink for a little decoration.  This card is slightly stepped up using one stamp set, one set of dies and three ink pads.

For the Avid crafter, I embossed Whisper White card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the leaf image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set onto Whisper White card using Soft Sea Foam ink twice without re-inking and a third time, stamping onto scrap paper first. I wanted the leaves to have a little more depth of colour.  I cut out the stamped Whisper White card using the die from the Natures Thoughts Dies.  I stamped the greeting from the Positive Thoughts stamp set using Smoky Slate ink.  The stamped die cut is attached to Soft Sea Foam card and then the card front.  I stamped the flower onto scrap Whisper White card using Petal Pink ink and cut it out using the co-ordinating Natures Thoughts Die.  I also cut Soft Sea Foam card using the border from the Natures Thoughts Dies.  I trimmed the border and attached it to the card front, with the flower attached over the left hand end.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set using Soft Sea Foam ink.  I also stamped and cut out a flower and the border image as before.  I attached the border and the flower across the bottom of the card, partially covering the stamped leaf image.  This card is a stepped up again using one stamp set, one set of dies, one embossing folder and three ink pads.

Don’t they look lovely together.  I hope you have enjoyed this set of cards, as much I enjoyed creating them.  I have to apologise for not sharing these cards earlier.  I have had them on hand for quite a while but caught up sharing my creations using Sale-A-Bration items and these slipped off my radar!

Bye for now,

Kris

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