Happy Friday, y’all! It has rained here ALL DAY. I’m only exaggerating a little tiny bit. It’s been cold and wet and raining and sleeting up north of us. Mud is everywhere. Only the ducks on the pond – and my Halfingers – are happy with this kind of a day. 🙁
Fortunately, it’s warm and dry and cozy inside! I have a recovering kitty – and her brother that thinks she smells bad! – sleeping by the heater. Eating her medicine twice a day like a good girl. So, life is pretty darned good!
I know that it’s going to be spring just any day now (that’s not a joke, it’s supposed to be in the seventies over the weekend!). But it is rainy….so, I ended up today with a card that has flowers (spring!) and blues (rainy day!). And lots of texture. I combined Timeless Textures and the Botanical Builder….take a look-see:
The layout for this card was inspired by The Paper Players challenge #284:
And my color scheme was inspired by (in addition to the rainy day!) the Color Q challenge #331:
My Brilliant Blue is Pacific Point! So I started with a Whisper White panel. Using some Pacific Point, I stamped the grid image from Timeless Textures around the edge. I added some Smoky Slate using the burlap-y image and some Island Indigo splotches. Then I sponged the edges with Island Indigo. I thought I was done then, but I remembered the frond image from Butterfly Basics, so I stamped it a couple of times in the corners in Bermuda Bay. I curved the photopolymer stamp on my acrylic block to help it turn the corners.
Then I SNAILd it to a Bermuda Bay mat. I added another layer of texture by SNAILing a piece of White Corrugated Paper on Bermuda Bay and then to the card front. The small horizontal element is another piece of Bermuda Bay card stock, layered under some Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon – that I stuck on with a few dabs of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue on the front and scotch tape in the back.
Over that, I added a panel of Island Indigo paper from the Regals DSP Stack, matted on Bermuda Bay.
I made the circular elements with more of my White Corrugated Paper matted on Bermuda Bay (seeing a trend here??). I cut the small circle with my 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and 1 1/2″ Circle Punch for the mat. The larger circle is cut with my Circles Collection Framelit at 1 7/8″ – and then I traced a framelit on Bermuda Bay and fussy cut it to get a 2″-ish mat! I SNAILd the small circle to the card front and then used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the large circle.
And then I made flowers! I used Whisper White and Bermuda Bay card stock. I added some Regals Designer Series Paper in Island Indigo. I just….made….flowers….and fronds! I brushed all the white elements with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
I made a quick sentiment banner – stamping my sentiment from the And Many More set in Island Indigo on Whisper White. Then I snipped the end with my Banner Triple Punch. I SNAILd it to the card and then started adding flowers! I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen and Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to get everything stuck on. Then I added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Just cuz! 🙂
For the inside, I reprised the Timeless Textures in Pacific Point, Island Indigo and Smoky Slate. And I sponged the edges with Island Indigo. Then I stamped another And Many More sentiment in Island Indigo and decided it needed a few flowers from the Botanical Blooms stamp set (which you can get as a bundle – with the Botanical Builder Framelits AND the Botanical Gardens DSP for just $51.75 – which will also get you a Sale-A-Bration free item!). I used Island Indigo to stamp the small flowers (stamped off once) and then added the little centers in Pacific Point (also stamped off once!). Then I matted it on Bermuda Bay.
I SNAILd it into my Smoky Slate card base and then SNAILd the card front on as well, and the card was done!
I added some more of the Island Indigo/Pacific Point Botanical Gardens flowers to the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope…
…and added a liner with an Island Indigo design from the Regals DSP Stack, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelits.
Et Voila! A card that really reflects the rainy-almost-spring-day that we’ve had here in Atlanta! I hope that you like it!
I’m sure that you saw my post yesterday afternoon about the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign that’s starting at Stampin’ Up! As a reminder – here’s Sara Douglass showing you what that stamp will look like:
It’s going to be available at midnight mountain time on Monday the 7th (that’s this coming Monday!) and will be just $12! So – be ready, hit my online store and get yours right away – it’s been crazy popular! – and let’s start sending birthday cards, shall we?? 🙂
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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″)
Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 4″ (rectangle mat); 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (corrugated paper mat); 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (strip for Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon); 1 1/2″ circle (mat); 2″ circle (mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); Botanical Builder flowers
White Corrugated Paper: 2 1/4″ x 4″ (rectangle); 1 3/8″ circle; 1 7/8″ circle
Regals DSP Stack (Island Indigo): 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ (vertical rectangle on front); envelope liner
Brights DSP Stack (Pacific Point): Botanical Builder flowers
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