Good morning, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team blog hop! Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month our theme is Celebrate Spring! We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!
Park. Territorial. Burpee’s. Johnny’s. Those names sound familiar to you? Well – if they do, then you understand the terrible and wonderful temptation that comes every spring in the mailbox. SEED CATALOGS! Filled with page after page of flowers and vegetables and herbs, just waiting for a gardening genius like myself to plant them and bring their bounty to life. When the catalogs arrive, I am suddenly and acutely struck with a GREEN THUMB fantasy. In this fantasy – I plant all the beautiful flowers I see in all the seed catalogs. They’re all in JUST the right place to get the right sun, I’ll weed them every day, water when they require it, deadhead to ensure bountiful flowers….on and on and on. And – I’ll cut bundles and oodles of beautiful blooms that I will then artfully arrange in one of my many shabby chic farmhouse-perfect flower holders that are stored in my perfect pantry…..
And then? I realize…I better put my spring flowers on a card. Cuz…THAT, I really CAN do. And that’s what I did for you today. I put some new Ornate Garden Specialty DSP to work with daisies from the new Ornate Style stamp set and a few die cut beauties from the Ornate Layers Die set. Take a look-see:
Now – this Ornate Garden Suite will be available to y’all on 1 April (no joke!). Or…you COULD get it right now. Give me a shout if you’d like to find out how!
This is a fun-fold card, but the layout for the front is inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.
I started by cutting the Old Olive card base to 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ and scoring it at 3 1/4″. That makes the front of the card just 3 1/4″ wide.
I matted a piece of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on Terracotta Tile and adhered it to the small card front with Liquid Glue.
With a die in the new Ornate Layers Die set, I cut a rectangle frame from Terracotta Tile.
Using Liquid Glue on the left side of the die – to about 1″ from the right edge – I adhered the die cut to the card front, letting the edge hang over as you can see in the photo above. Be sure not to get glue on the exposed part of the die cut – if you do, wipe it with a damp cloth quickly, or wait until it dries and rub it off with a gum eraser! 🙂
On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped a daisy from the Ornate Style stamp set (part of the new Suite coming on 1 April!) in Tuxedo Black. I started with the flower in the middle. Then I added the second flower on the right.
I fussy cut two masks of the image from sticky notes and covered the first two flowers before adding the third (the one on the left).
I picked up the masks and colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack. For the flowers, I used my So Saffron Combo Pack – only coloring the middle and about half of each petal. I also used my Light Mango Melody Blend near the middle. Finally, I used the Color Lifter to blur the edges of the colored parts of the petals. The panel is adhered with Liquid Glue.
For the sentiment, I stamped the large sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Old Olive on a piece of Whisper White. Using the “I’m” and “for all your help” sentiment images, I added them in Terracotta Tile, tucked right up to the first sentiment.
I used the long rectangle die in the Ornate Layers Die set to cut the sentiment and then popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I added another Ornate Thanks sentiment in Old Olive on a Whisper White panel. Over the top, in stamped-off-once Tuxedo Black, I added the daisy image. I used just the Light So Saffron Blend and a smidge of Light Mango Melody Blend to lightly color just the flower.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Terracotta Tile mat and into the Old Olive card base and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the daisy in full-strength Tuxedo Black and colored with the Blends on the front…
…and a little more of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! So….are you excited to get the new Ornate Garden Suite – with the beautiful Ornate Thanks and Ornate Style bundles with those wonderful images and die sets?? Between those, and the lovely spring-flower-strewn Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, this suite is one you WILL want! I promise. I hope you like!
If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts! You’ll be able to pick up all the new Suite goodies on 1 April.
Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Karen’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Shirley’s been up to!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the hop! 🙂
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Old Olive Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 3 1/4″)
Terracotta Tile Card Stock: 3″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ Ornate Layers die cut (die cut mat for flower image); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ (flower art on front); Ornate Layers die cut long rectangle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Ornate Garden Specialty DSP: 2 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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