Well, good morning! Here we are, half way thru the weekend, getting closer and closer to OnStage next week! Practicing my “whoo-hoo”ing – in preparation for the unveiling of the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog! Should be pretty exciting. I’m also going to get to tour the home office, so I’m psyched for that, too! 🙂
My share for today uses the very pretty Annual catalog stamp set called Garden in Bloom. It has such pretty flowers – two step and three step images! I added a little sentiment from Greatest Greetings – in the Occasions catalog (hoping it makes it into the new catalog!). And, when you add in Birthday Bouquet DSP, this is what you get. Take a look-see:
My layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch #442:
You can see that I turned it on its side…. 🙂
I started by SNAILing a piece of the Birthday Bouquet DSP onto a mat of Mint Macaron for the card front. I also cut a smaller square of the DSP, and SNAILd it onto Mint Macaron as well.
I SNAILd the small square onto the card front. It seemed like a good idea to use the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon as the smaller rectangular element. I used two shorts strips of it, overlapping it a tiny bit to get the size I wanted (the overlap is hidden by the stitching in the ribbon – you can’t even tell it’s there! 🙂 ). I used a tiny bit of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.
For the flower art, I stamped two of the Garden in Bloom flower outlines in Watermelon Wonder on Whisper White card stock. Using the flower filler image (step 2), I filled it in with Blushing Bride ink. Then I fussy cut both flowers out and secured them together with a little dab of Liquid Glue.
Using some Mossy Meadow ink, I stamped the leaves outline on Whisper White and then filled them in with the second image – I inked the image in Mossy Meadow and stamped it off once before stamping the card stock. I stamped, filled and fussy cut four leaves.
To “ice the card”, I used my 2″ Circle Punch to cut a Mint Macaron circle and used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves and the layered-up flower to the circle.
I used some Glue Dots on the back of the Mint Macaron circle and wound several loops of Silver Metallic Thread around, securing it with the Glue Dots. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the art circle to the card front.
I made the sentiment banner by stamping the Greatest Greetings sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink on a strip of Mint Macaron. I cut the right side with my Washi Label Punch – sticking the little strip into the back of the punch. Then I used another little bit of Liquid Glue to slide it under the flower and secure it to the card.
I was pretty happy with the card at this point, but it just seemed to need a butterfly! 🙂 So – I stamped the Garden in Bloom butterfly in Hello Honey – it’s a two part image, as well – on Whisper White. Then I punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly – it’s not an exact match to the stamped image, but it did a good job creating a little butterfly! I curled his little wings and glued him to the card.
The inside of the card is a Whisper White panel, with a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP adhered to a length of the Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. I ran it up the side of the white panel on purpose.
No – that’s a bit of a fib. I totally built the liner like I had my normal portrait orientation! Duh. Fortunately, it worked really quite okay having it go up the side. I got lucky! I SNAILd the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and then into my Watermelon Wonder card base.
I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment to the center of the flower. And a little line of Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the butterfly body. For good measure, I also added a couple more – one on the sentiment banner and one on the small square. And that was it for the card. 🙂
The Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride Garden in Bloom flower on the front….
Et Voila! A pretty, cheery card – I love that fussy cut flower – it’s got a watercolor look about it and the shape is just…well, right! This one is destined for my young friend who graduated recently from Flight Attendant training – I made a card for her graduation (you can see it here, if you like!). She moved right away to Boston to start working – and it was a stressful few weeks. Her first flight was…memorable!…so I thought she might like a little card from home! 🙂
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll be back in your Inbox bright and early tomorrow!
P. S. Don’t miss out on the Weekly Deals – there’s a bunch up for grabs. And there’s still time to stock up on 2014-2016 In Colors card stock and ink refills. And to get an order in to get your spot in line for a new 2016 -2017 Annual Catalog – free!
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2016-2017 ANNUAL CATALOG COMING SOON!
The time is growing near when we’ll say good-bye to the 2016 Occasions catalog and the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! The announcement of the Official Retiring Product list will be made on 18 Apr. That’s when those In Color products we’ve loved for the last two years will start to leap off the shelves – so be sure to stock up now!
About two weeks later – in the first week of May – I’ll be sending new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs to those folks who’ve ordered $50 or more from me in the past 12 months.
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S CARD
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3″ square (mat for small front square); 2″ circle (under flower); 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); flowers and butterfly
Birthday Bouquet DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2 7/8″ square (small front square); 7/8″ x 4″ (inner liner strip); envelope liner
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ALMOST TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE 2014-2016 IN COLORS!
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