Our friendship tips the scale! "You more than measure up" These are two of my favourite sayings in the new Measure of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up! The retro scale is so cute along with the bowl of cherries or cupcakes. I can remember my Oma using her scale in baking to make a simple but tasty pound cake. She didn't bake much, but could whip up that cake quickly and easily. Does anyone still use scales in baking? Let me know if you do.
Create it yourself!
The Bumblebee gingham ribbon really suits the colours used in this Measure of Love card. It sets off the Real Red of the scale and draws your eye up to the bowl of cherries. This is a good stamp set to try colouring with Stampin' Blends. The alcohol markers blend beautifully and easily. The images are small enough that it is a good stamp set for beginners to start with. You don't even need to colour the cherries or the bowl unless you choose to.
After stamping the cherries, I added some shimmery crystal effects to them to make them shine like real cherries. The Measure of Love stamp set is photopolymer so lining up little hearts with the bowl is easy to do. Similarly, the background "you more than measure up" is easy to keep straight with the clear, photopolymer stamps. You could use the stamperatus to help as well.
I've included the full instructions to make this card yourself. If you live in Canada, I can help you purchase all the supplies you need. Click HERE for my online store and to purchase the Measure of Love stamp set. I am always happy to answer questions and help you out.
Measure of Love Card
Cut paper to the following sizes:
- Basic White: 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
- Basic White: 5” x 3 ¾”
- Stamp sentiment repeatedly with Black Memento ink onto 5” x 3 ¾” (I stamped it 7 times).
- Use Black Memento ink pad to stamp the scale onto scrap piece of Basic White card stock. Colour the scale with Real Red Blends Markers & cut out with scissors.
- Stamp the scale a second time onto scrap Basic White card stock. Use Real Red ink pad to stamp the hand. Cut the scale face using smallest circle in the Layering Circle dies or use scissors. Place a rhinestone on centre.
- Stamp the outline bowl image with Bumblebee ink pad onto scrap Basic White card stock. Stamp the inside bowl image with Bumblebee ink, stamping off first to get a softer look.
- Ink the row of hearts image with Bermuda Bay and stamp onto the bowl.
- Line up the cherries stamp on top of bowl and stamp with Merry Merlot ink pad. Add the leaves and stem image, stamping with Just Jade ink. Cut out the bowl of cherries.
- Fold Basic White card stock in half to create card base.
- Wrap Bumblebee gingham ribbon across the front of the stamped piece, securing in back. Adhere to card front with Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up.
- Add a ribbon bow, securing in place with Mini Glue Dots.
- Adhere the completed scale to card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or Stampin' Seal). Be sure to leave room for the bowl of cherries on top.
- Adhere the bowl of cherries on top of the scale.
- Add Shimmery Crystal Effects to the cherries for shine and texture. Set aside to dry