Stampin’ Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

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My card today is a super clean and super simple card that could be a sympathy card, or an encouragement card, or…just a sweet card to send to a friend who needs to hear its message.  It features the Ginkgo Branch bundle and the Watercolor Shapes stamp set!  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

I saw this card as I was browsing thru Pinterest the other day – Jackie Bolhuis created it – and I fell in love with it!  So – I just had to make it for myself!  And – it’s super quick and easy so…buckle up, buttercups! 😎😎

I started by placing a Very Vanilla panel into my Stamparatus and stamping the circle shape from the Watercolor Shapes set (in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog) in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I matted the panel on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to make the card front.

Stampin' Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

Using one of the pretty dies in the Ginkgo Branch set, I cut one Old Olive and one Mossy Meadow leaf.  I used a little bit of Liquid Glue to adhere the two die cut leaves inside the stamped circle.

I tied a sort-of-double loop Linen Thread bow – it’s like a HALF a bow.  I wrapped the thread around my fingers TWO times (instead of FOUR) – but it’s created exactly the same as my usual Farrah Fawcett bow!  This I adhered to the card front with a Glue Dot!

Stampin' Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the Ginkgo Branch sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I cut it with the label die from the Ginkgo Branch die set and popped it over the bow with double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using my Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend, I colored three of the white Enamel Dot Essentials.  Then I  added them to the card front and it was done!

Stampin' Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

On the inside, I stamped one of the smaller Ginkgo Branch leaves in Mossy Meadow on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a few of the Crumb Cake Enamel Dot Essentials.

Stampin' Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and into my Mossy Meadow card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Ginkgo Branch leaf in Mossy Meadow on the front…

Stampin' Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

… and a little Crumb Cake Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

Et Voila!  I know it’s not my norm – although there IS a Farrah-bow, right!? – but…I LOVE this one!  I really think that you could use almost any sentiment for any occasion that you need using the Watercolor Shapes and Ginkgo Branch leaves, don’t you??

Stampin' Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

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Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Ginkgo Branch die cut label (sentiment)

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Crumb Cake): 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Finn LOVES his VINTAGE Pampered Chef Micro-cooker!!

OR….he just got so tired from licking it clean that he fell plumb asleep right where he was! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️


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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! CAS Watercolor Ginkgo Branch Thinking of You Card

  1. Such a pretty card! Had to double check when I opened the post to make sure that it was really you sharing it! 😉 Love the clean design! I think Finn is saying that the bowl is his and he’s daring you to remove it. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      That could be it, for sure! He was sure hugging it! Thanks so much, Amy – sorry to confuse you today! 😂😂😂

  2. Kate

    Little post-snack snooze.

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