The Blogging Friends are hopping today! We are all sharing projects for the all-new Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! This new catalog is just jammed packed with such wonderful stamps, inks, paper, and dies. Our favorite things as a paper crafter! I have been meaning to make a Birthday card for a sweet lady who has been a part of my life basically forever!!! She is apart of so many of my childhood memories. So, when my Stampin’ Up! box was on my doorstep when I got home I know it was time to create!!!
Today, I decided to combine two of my favorite stamp sets Verdant Garden and Memorable Mosaic. I absolutely love both of these stamp sets. Even more, after getting them inky. Verdant Garden is going to be so much fun to play with. You guys know I love color and pattern!!! This stamp set allows you to play with all sorts of color combinations while creating a beautiful pattern!! You can’t beat that in my book!
Memorable Mosaic is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I adore the idea of the willow tree in a mosaic form! I can not wait to use the beautiful tree! This stamp set is available as a bundle with the Timeless Punch. The bundle is a 10% savings!!! The sentiment “sending all the happiest wishes your way” was perfect for the birthday card I wanted to make! This meant I got to use the new punch as well!!! Yeppie!!!! little happy dance….
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to using this stamp set in the future. Let’s talk about how the color combination came about. It was really easy, I know I wanted to use the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper. Stampin’ Up! used the best of the best greens in this beautiful paper!!! So, I had Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaroon, Garden Green, and Mossy Meadow. The next step was to add a pop of color! I decided to use one of the new In Colors! Because I wanted some contrast to all the green, I chose to use Terracotta Tile. This red/orange makes the greens shine in all there glory!!!
Just look at that paper, does it not just make your heart go pitter patter. All those lovely greens all together!!! I so enjoyed making this card! It had been so long since I had had the chance to be creative, I think my soul was itching for that creative outlet to be filled. I did a little of everything, fussy cutting, coloring, paper cutting, layering of colors, coloring again, more fussy cutting, and of course stamping!!!
- The first thing was to stamp the sentiment in Terracotta Tile. Then using the Timeless punch I punched it out
- Next was stamping the vine and magnolia bud. After they were stamped I colored and fussy cut them out.
- Next was figuring out how to layer the vines and buds behind the sentiment. It was at this point I decided I need more buds. So, stamp, color, and fussy cut again … If you are going to do this much fussy cutting. You defiantly want the Stampin’ Up! paper snips
- Now it was time to layer the papers and pop the sentiment up with dimensional
- The final step was the envelope. I love decorating envelopes. I’m particularly in love with how this turned out.
Here is a look at the Inside of the card and back of the envelope. The inside sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set.
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Thank you for stopping by! I will be back soon. My craft room is slowly taking shape which means I actually can find a few of my crafty creative items!!! I’m looking forward to creating more so I can share more with you! Have a great day and please hop along! These guys always have wonderful inspiration!!!
Peace my creative friends-