It’s Friday again! Whoo-hoo! I’m almost back to being “on” Eastern time – which is good for the morning, but bad for my evening stamping sessions! When I’m still on Mountain or Pacific time, I get a lot done in the evening! Not so much when the old bod realizes where it is!! 🙂
Thanks to all who came by yesterday for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop – it means a lot to all of us to have you see what we put together for you each week!
Today’s share is the last card I made in Arizona. I combined flowers and flowers and flowers – all from the fun Grateful Bunch bundle with a couple of great sentiments from Rose Wonder. This one went out to my friend who’s fighting a battle with cancer. I purposely made it a little over the top – cheery and warm. I wanted the flowers to be abundant – to look like a cottage garden overflowing with beautiful blooms. Take a look-see:
I started with a piece of the Wildflower Fields DSP from the Sale-A-Bration flyer, matting it on a panel of Blackberry Bliss card stock. Then I built my window by cutting a piece of White Corrugated Paper and running it thru the Big Shot in my Brick Wall TIEF. I ran it back thru, this time with the third-die-from-the-center of my Ovals Collection Framelits in place to cut my window. Then I sponged the edges lightly with Hello Honey.
The sentiment – which I think is really perfect for this time in my friend’s life (okay – always!) – is from the Rose Wonder stamp set. I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss ink (and then wiped my hands, my fingers, my chin, … my left big toe… to be sure I didn’t get that darned ink all over the place!) on a piece of the Perfectly Artistic DSP (don’t be mad – it was still available when I made this card last week!). If you don’t still have some of this paper, use a piece of So Saffron card stock, or even some Very Vanilla would be okay, too!
I SNAILd the sentiment in place on the card front, then SNAILd the corrugated paper window over that.
Then I started stamping and punching flowers with my Grateful Bunch stamp set and the coordinating Blossom Bunch punch. Here’s the colors: flower outline in Calypso Coral, color it in with Pumpkin Pie (did you guys know about this combo? This is the first I’ve used it and I love it!!!); flower outline in Blushing Bride, color it in with Pink Pirouette; Hello Honey outline, color it in with Daffodil Delight; and flower outline in Daffodil Delight and left white on the inside. I also stamped some Old Olive leaves from Grateful Bunch and fussy cut a few of them. I just kept stamping and punching and stamping and punching…. When I got what looked like a big ole basket full of flowers, I started laying them out.
When I got it where I thought it looked balanced and bountiful and overflowing, I carefully moved the flowers away from the card front – trying to keep them generally how I had them in my final dry fit. Then I put some Glue Dots on the Corrugated Paper in each corner, and wound some Gold Metallic Thread around in big loops at each corner.
Then I used Glue Dots and the occasional Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere the flowers over the thread. I tried as best I could, but I doubt I got everything exactly back where my final dry fit ended up – but I think I’m close!
I gave every single flower a Rhinestone Basic Jewel – and moved to the inside…
The inside liner is a piece of Whisper White card stock, that I stamped in Blackberry Bliss from another of the nice sentiments from Rose Wonder. I also added some Grateful Bunch Flowers next to the sentiment. These are the Calypso Coral/Punpkin Pie, Blushing Bride/Pink Pirouette and Hello Honey/Daffodil Delight flowers.
I SNAILd that to a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and then SNAILd that into my Smoky Slate card base. I also used SNAIL to adhere the card front on – just to not add any more thickness! And that was it for the card.
The envelope is simple. I started with a Whisper White Medium Envelope and added a Calypso Coral/Pumpkin Pie large Grateful Bunch flower to the front…
…And then I added a liner from another piece of the Wildflower Fields DSP, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelits!
Et Voila! I was going for a cheery, uplifting card, with a message of faith and love and caring. I hope that I achieved that – and that my friend enjoys it and gets a smile when it arrives! 🙂
Here’s a sneak peek about an upcoming opportunity – I’m going to be starting an Online Host Club here in the next few days! It’s an awesome way for a like-minded group of folks to all garner a lot of host benefits! Six people (don’t even have to know each other!!) – each committing to buy at least $25 a month in SU! product – for 6 months. Everyone gets a turn to be the host and earn Stampin’ Rewards points (a minimum of $15). And – at the end of the 6-months, I’ll be giving all the participants a free stamp set! Add in Peppermint Reward Points and it’s a pretty easy way to feather your stampin’ nest! More details will follow in the next couple of days – so stay tuned and be thinking about whether you might like to participate!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)
White Corrugated Paper: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (run thru Brick Wall TIEF and cut window with third-from-center-oval-framelit)
Wildflower Fields DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope liner
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