Queen Anne’s Lace for Quick & Easy Floral Thank You Card
The Queen Anne’s Lace flower is one of my favourite simple wild plants (or it is a weed?) and I love this new stamp set, Queen Anne’s Lace, from Stampin’ Up! that creates the look of this flower. This is a 2-step stamping stamp set which means that you use one image to stamp the stems and another one to stamp the top of the flowers. With 2-step stamping you are able to easily create multi-coloured images using the 2 stamps.
The Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set also has some lovely sayings in the stamp set. I especially like the one that could be used to support a friend or family member going thru a tough time. It is so important to let people know you are thinking of them, especially during these COVID times.
I stamped the images on a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock. I wanted something blue as the background so it looked like the sky. And I wanted the white ink to really show through which is why I picked a darker blue colour. I love the combination of Misty Moonlight with the Night of Navy colour. And of course, I love Crumb Cake with everything, but it looks particularly awesome with blues! You can see the full list of supplies I used, on this card, at the end of this post.
The white ink of the flowers comes from Stampin’ Up!’s Uninked Ink Pad with a Whisper White ink refill. The White Ink is a pigment-based ink that is different than the regular Classic Inkpads from Stampin’ Up! This ink is thicker and sits on the surface of the cardstock so that you can see the true white colour. It also remains wet longer. Which means you either have to emboss it, dry it or let it dry on its own. The ink pad and ink refill bottle are shipped separately to prevent leaking. When you get your pad, you use the ink refill bottle to ink up the bad. It will take roughly 1/3 to 1/2 of the bottle to ink your pad up the first time. Then you can use the ink refill to top up the ink in the pad if it becomes a little bit dry between uses.
On these flowers, I stamped once with the White Ink and then stamped again, without reinking my stamp, to give a more fluffy looking flower.
The die shape that I stamped on comes from the Nature’s Thought’s Dies. And the background is embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. The folder is little wee tiny flowers so I thought it was perfect embossed on white cardstock to mimic the little wee flowers in the Queen Anne’s Lace.
The final step I did on this card was to add some Wink of Stella to the flowers to make them really pop with sparkle and shine against the blue background. See the complete supply list below.
I made this Queen Anne’s Lace card for my VIP group, Stamp Playground on one of our Friday Live Videos. To see more about how to become a VIP, click here. I’ll also be using the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set (and making another simple and blue card) on my Facebook Thursday Live session on August 6th. You can check out my Facebook page here.