Today I have a card that I made using the Stampin’ Up! Flower Patch stamp set and a couple of the new in-colors that will be available on June 1!
I choose the Flower Patch stamp set since that is the set that the Stamping New England Design Team is using for our June Projects.
This card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Team challenge which was to CASE the Designer. Here is the image. Since I am a literal person, I used a similar flower set and copied the layout of the card.
Then of course I had to my own touch to the card which is the whole idea of a CASE (Copy and Share Everything). Use someone’s idea for inspiration and then make it your own. I decided to add a little depth to the card by making a frame around the garden image. So here are the details:
The card base is the new Flirty Flamingo (I guess I will get good at spelling that word over the next two years!) cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Next is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 8″ x 5 1/4″ scored at 4″. On the top of this piece of whisper white, I stamped the flower stems with the new in-color ink Emerald Envy. I then stamped the flowers with Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach inks.
Then I cut a frame from another 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of whisper white cardstock. To cut a frame from a piece of cardstock, line up your piece of cardstock on your paper cutter at the width that you want the frame. This frame is 3/4″ around – so I lined up the first edge of the cardstock at 3/4″. Before you lower the arm with your cutter blade – make sure the blade is in the middle of this side of the cardstock. The trick with this technique is to look down on your cutter and use the ruler that is on top of the plastic strip that the blade is in. Move the blade down to the 3/4″ mark from the bottom edge of this side and then back up to 3/4″ from the top edge of the cardstock. Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and cut the next side. Repeat with each side of the cardstock until you have cut out the center to make a frame.
I wanted to add dimension to my card so I used dimensionals around the edge of the frame and then layered it over the stamped garden image. In the new catalog there are these really cool dimensional strips that will be perfect for this technique!
Next of course is the message which I stamped on the frame with Flirty Flamingo ink. I punched a small butterfly using the small butterfly punch from a scrap of So saffron cardstock. Last but not least is the bling. I used Rhinestone jewels on the center of the flowers, the butterfly and around the edge of the card.
I know that you can’t order the new color inks yet.
So an update on me and Marilyn’s Creative Playground. I am now moved into my new house but without a lot of furniture. My furniture has stayed at my other house for now until I have a signed purchase and sale. But my new Creative Playground is almost all setup. There are still a few things that I haven’t been able to find and I still need to do some organization. But I did visit ReStore which is a store that sells used items to raise money for Habitat for Humanity….. and I found some padded chairs from a conference room that had been turned in. So I now have a few new chairs. There were only six – so make sure you are on time to class if you want a comfy chair!!
Until next time… More ideas coming! i hope that you liked this Flower Patch card.
Have a great weekend!