On Friday I received a free stamp set, Time Well Spent, from Stampin' Up! This set is a Level Three Hostess Set from the new catalogue coming out in January. When I first saw this set I was not that excited about it. But when I started playing around with it I realized that there are quite a lot of possibilities. So yesterday I inked it up and this is what I came up with.
Here are the dimensions along with the supplies I used to make this card. (I usually don't record the dimensions, but I think I might want to make this card again. I sent it off to someone already so I don't have the original.)
5.5"x 4.25" - Card base in Old Olive
5.25"x 4" - Celery Designer Series Paper. I inked the edges with Old Olive ink.
4.25"x 3.25" - Certainly Celery. Edges are inked in Old Olive.
4" x 4" - Whisper White. Edges are inked in Certainly Celery.
.75"x 3" - Pretty in Pink strip. Stamped with smallest flower of set in Pretty in Pink ink. Edges are also inked lightly in Old Olive.
I used a blender pen to colour in the outlined/smaller portions of the large flower. For the large area in the middle of the flower I used an aqua painter. This is the first time I have used it. Wow! I love it. It gives such a nice water colour quality. I know I need some practice but I liked how it turned out for my first try. It is very subtle. I'm ready to try it again.
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Celery Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Old Olive, Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Olive Satin Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Celery Brad, 1/16 Hand Held Punch, Dimensional, 3/4" Circle Punch