I’m finally getting it together and doing week four’s card during week four – but just barely! I do enjoy using sketches to start my design juices flowing. This week’s offering is the result, plus one component came to be because I got ahead of myself. Have you ever done that? Tell the truth now! This card is 5.5 x 5.5 inches.
· Stamp set(s): Stampin’ Up! – Secret Garden & Trust God
· Ink(s): Stampin’ Up! – Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, & Summer Starfruit; Memento – Tuxedo Black
· Paper: All Stampin’ Up! – Very Vanilla CS, Gumball Green CS, Primrose Petals CS, Print Poetry DSP (Retired), DSP Stack In Color 2012-2014 (Retired)
· Dies & Embossing folders: Stampin’ Up! - Sizzlits Clearlits Scalloped Rectangle, Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Bigz Top Note, Secret Garden Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits
· Embellishments/Other things of note: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Double Edge Punch; Stampin’ Up! – Sizzix Big Shot TIEF Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Blender Pens, glitter, 2-Way Pen
Once I had the sketch, I then begin to think colors and patterned paper. As a self-confessed paper hoarder I have much of the DSP from this past year’s Stampin’ Up! line. One of my absolutely favorite – wish I had more than this one stack – is the Print Poetry papers. Since its size is 4.5”x6.5”, it caused some changes in the design right out of the box – er, paper pad! I selected the inks based upon the color flowers that I wanted to make. I used SU blender pens to color the lower flower where I used Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals ink pads. I love having matching dies to cut out flowers and other objects. (Stampin’ Up! needs to do more of this! Hint, hint!!!) I embossed the Top Note Die after I cut it out to add some texture between the patterned paper and the Very Vanilla Oval.
With the colors and patterns taken care of, I began to assemble my card, but this is where I got ahead of myself. I did not stamp my sentiment onto the oval before I added the dimensional pop-ups thus came along my green rectangle rescue. I’m glad of this “accident” as I think the flowers and size of the oval would have overwhelmed the sentiment. So it all came out for the good. I also wanted to add a larger presence to the ribbon on the lower right hand corner so I backed it with a piece of the Doily Lace trim. I would probably back it with a different color if I had to do it all over again, but all in all I like how my card turned out! What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Please free to leave a comment to let me know what you think!