Hello, my friends! Emily here with you today with a couple of sweet little cards using the new Macarons set and the new Scripty Alpha sets, Upper and Lower. So excited for both of these sets… I’ve been wishing upon stars and crossing fingers and toes and eyes and everything I can think of to get a macaron set from Effie, and she delivered! Heck yes!
This first card is so clean and so pretty… I started by stamping the tea cup and saucer from the previously released Tea Party set using Caribbean Turquoise and Caviar inks. I stamped the polka dots and handle for the cup with some silver ink in my stash. I fussy cut both of those pieces, then stamped the darling little macaron from Macarons using the inks from the Ruby Collection. (Isn’t it fantastic how perfectly the smaller macaron from Macarons fits with the teacup from Tea Party?! It’s the little things in life that make me happy haha!) I adhered everything together, decided where I wanted it to go on my card base, then used it as a guide to stamp the greeting. I was able to create the customized greeting using pieces of the “wishing you the sweetest birthday” sentiment included in Sweetest Macarons. I started by cutting the sentiment into three strips, then stamping both the top and bottom of the sentiment using Caribbean turquoise ink, leaving space in between for the scripty “sweetest” using the Scripty Alpha Lower set, which was stamped in Red Sangria. Clean, simple and oh, so pretty! I would love to receive this card for my birthday, preferably with a box of fresh macarons! Be still my heart….
My next project showcases how beautiful the outline stamps from Macarons look when watercolored. I did a little watercoloring with them during the release, but I really wanted to dig in and see if I couldn’t get some more depth out of them. I started by stamping one of the macarons on some masking paper, which I then used to stamp a cute little stack of macarons using some waterproof ink. After I had stamped them, I stamped my custom “Merci” greeting using the Script Alphas Upper and Lower with the same waterproof black ink. After all of my stamping was complete, I simply used my Zig markers and a wet paintbrush to add color and depth to the darling little confections. I die cut the macarons panel with one of the Stitched Rectangles, then matted it with some coordinating royal purple card stock. For the card base, since we have French cookies with a French greeting, I wanted a background that looked French… the Folk Art Florals background totally reminds me of wallpaper or a beautiful patterned chair in a fancy French drawing room. I stamped it onto some bubblegum pink card stock, then heat embossed it using silver sparkle embossing powder. Isn’t it just so pretty?! I mounted my watercolor and royal purple panel using some dimensional adhesive, et voila, we’re done.
Are you totally loving the new release!? So many unique, incredible stamp sets. So thankful for you joining me today. I hope I’ve been able to inspire you! Also, don’t forget that The Ton has just launched its new Challenge Blog. The first theme is Celebrate! All you have to do is use The Ton stamps to create a project that coordinates with the theme. Easy peasy! You have until January 31 to link your own project using The Ton products to be eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to The Ton! Have fun, and good luck!!! Have a fantastic day, friends!