Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Thoughtful Card

Recently a friend had surgery and I decided to use the Botanical Gardens Bundle to create a card sending her thoughts as she recovered.  One of my favorite color combinations is Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride so I decided to use the two colors to create a floral bouquet on the card. The touch of black and the rhinestone centers for the stamens provided an extra "pop".  The leaves were cut and stamped using Old Olive card stock and ink.  To create definition, the the flowers cut edges were sponged with the matching ink color of the flower.  The sentiment is found in the hostess set, "Best Thoughts" and was perfect for the card.
Using Stampin' Up! Botanical Gardens Bundle, Melon Mambo & Blushing Bride color combo, Best Thoughts stamp set


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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Celebrating a Birthday

The last month has been a whirlwind full of personal events but things are starting to settle and finally, I am taking time to share some beautiful cards with you.  One of the events was my birthday!  It was wonderful and the cards being shared are ones that I received from fellow stampers.  Thank you to Gloria, Jamie, Nicole and Beneta for the gorgeous cards!  They are practicing the  #bringingbirthdaysback! with Stampin' Up!


Birthday Cards using a variety of Stampin' Up! Products
Each of the cards is beautiful.  Nicole's card (lower left) uses Versamark and white embossing powder to stamp the flower bouquets with the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  After heat setting the embossing powder, she then used aqua painters and Stampin' inks to color the blooms.  It creates lots of dimension to the card images.  Gloria's card uses the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (DSP), Pool Party Glitter Ribbon,  and a butterfly cut with the Bold Butterfly Framelits from the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper to create a card full of glitz!  Beneta's card (upper left) uses the Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents Punches to create layered flowers to decorate the card.  Jamie (upper right) used the Botanical Gardens product suite to create a beautiful, floral layered card.  Again, thanks to the ladies for helping make my birthday memorable!

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