Garden in Bloom

FF70-SSC107Happy Wednesday!

It’s been a while since I posted a card.  My husband and I traveled to the west coast for vacation – 3 weeks and 4100 miles in the car!  We first stopped in Salt Lake City so I could attend the Stampin’ Up! convention and then we traveled on to beautiful southern Oregon.  We had a wonderful time relaxing, hiking, and eating lots of yummy food. But, it’s always good to return home and I’m happy to be back in my craft room.

FsbFri70SSC107FFor this card, I used inspiration from two challenges –  the Fab Friday 70 sketch challenge and the beautiful color challenge over at Sunday Stamps. I thought of the English Garden DSP when I saw this color challenge.  The two prints I selected had 4 of the colors in the challenge, and I added some Cherry Cobbler for the fifth color.  Using the flower from the Garden in Bloom set, I stamped the outline in Cherry Cobbler, and filled in with Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo.  To give the card some dimension, I fussy cut the flower. The stem and leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  The sentiment is from the Express Yourself set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

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English Garden Birthday



I thought this sketch from Sunday Stamps was perfect for the new Happy Birthday, Everyone stamp set.   And, I was excited to use the new English Garden DSP as well.  It seems that most of the cards I’ve made recently have used some shade of blue, so I decided to use this print in Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.

To make this card, I stamped Happy Birthday in Mossy Meadow. Using the watercolor flower from the Petal Potpourri stamp set, I inked the image in Hello Honey and “stamped off” to get a softer image behind the sentiment.  The center of the flower is in Soft Suede and also “stamped off” first.  I added a small banner in Hello Honey with “for you” stamped in Soft Suede and tied a bow with Soft Suede taffeta ribbon.

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