This is the last of my Very Versailles series. Rachel also included the Pressed Petals Journal in my box. I left it for last because I was afraid I would mess it up and I only had one. I wanted to keep it pretty flat on the front so it is less likely to be damaged when used. I had the Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut paper sitting on my table and I decided to use it. (My daughter wanted me to layer all of the pretty pieces on the journal but I think that would have been too much.) One thing I didn’t know about the journal is that it isn’t blank inside. It has journaling prompts and prints.
I’ve posted a recessed panel card before but I thought it would work well with this stamp set and a torn edge.
I stamped the script background on Very Vanilla, tore about an inch off, and then inked the edges with Crumb Cake. I put a piece of the Pressed Petals DSP on the cardbase for the background in the recess and popped the panels up. The flowers come from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and cut out with the Bouquet Bunch dies. The leaves are from the Leaf Punch and I used the Banner Triple Punch on the sentiment. For the larger flowers, I stamped using Rocco Rose, used the dauber to put Merry Merlot on the edges and stamped again.
I got the Pressed Petals washi tape to use with the Very Versailles stamp set because I felt that they went together well. I stamped the script stamp on the Blackberry Bliss torn panel with Blackberry Bliss ink…yeah, it didn’t show up. So…I layered the panel on Mint Macaron and embossed using the Scripty 3D embossing folder. I added the Brick & Mortar embossing folder to the front of the card base and then tore the bottom, that was hard. I stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla and die cut with the largest stitched shapes square die. The flower was built up with the petals from the washi tape and after I did I added baby powder to keep the petals up. I’d recommend doing that before you assemble the flower, you can still see some of my powder in the photos. I pulled the flower apart and reassembled using glue then topped it off with a Perennial Essence Floral Center.
This card was inspired by a Jennifer McGuire video where she was stenciling and masking. I die cut a heart out of Very Vanilla cardstock, masked off the all but the heart on the front of my card, then stamped. I’d recommend using the largest heart die from the Stitched Be Mine dies and not the one that just does stitches like I did. 🙂 I used a craft knife to finish cutting out the heart. I stamped the words, frame, leaves, and a heart inside the heart before inking with Crumb Cake. Then I put the heart in place, removed the outside, and inked around with Soft Sea Foam. That didn’t set off the heart well enough so I stamped the leaves and added the heart frame. I finished it off with the sentiment on dimensionals. I was trying to make a one layer card, maybe next time. 🙂
Rachel Tessman gifted me the Very Versailles stamp set along with some other items and challenged me to make 6 projects using it. My first project posted on Tuesday and this is my second project.
I thought the Delicate Lace dies would pair well with the Very Versailles stamp set. I created a patterned paper by repeatedly stamping the emblem in Versamark and embossing with copper embossing powder. On the inside I put a piece of copper foil that I embossed using the Tufted embossing folder. The sentiment comes from the So Sentimental stamp set.
When I first saw this stamp set, I thought it would be perfect for a shabby chic or collage style card with lots of inking. For this card, I stamped the script background a few times on a piece of Thick Very Vanilla in Crumb Cake and then added more ink to the background using a make up brush. The leaf image was stamped with Early Espresso. I die cut the frame using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies and popped it up. For a final touch, I die cut the large flourish from the Flourish dies out of the Petal Pink vellum. I embellished the sides with the Woven Threads Trim and popped up the middle panel. To get just the tassels from the trim, pull out the thread holding them together.