Crumb Cake in the Secret Garden

Secret Garden, Sizzix, Big Shot, Framelits, embossing, Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

For the record, I DID make this card! It’s a CASE of the one from yesterday that I saw at Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.

First, thank you all so much for the “get well” wishes.  I feel a whole lot better today, but feel like a real baby for whining when some of you felt much worse.  (Jeanne and Erin – hope you’re better soon, too!)

After the post yesterday, Bev Gomez asked how I created the bottom edge of the Whisper White layer of the card.  I posted an answer, but just to recap – I didn’t make that card; it was a photo from Leadership.  The bottom edge was cut with one of our framelits.  I had several ideas, but Bev is the one who actually figured the exact combination out.

The edge was cut with the largest of the Labels collection framelits (turned sideways), then embossed with the Simply Scored Borders plate.  The flowers were stamped and cut out using the Secret Garden Bundle from the Stampin’ Up! Spring catalog.  In my card above, I stamped and embossed the flowers on Crumb Cake card stock, then used the spritzed water/ink refill/aqua painter technique to color them.  I had always heard you should use Glossy or Shimmery white card stock with that technique, but the Crumb Cake worked fine.  I had to remist, since it soaks up the water a little more, but I’m pleased with the results.  Using Crumb Cake gives it a more vintage look, with softer, more faded colors.  (Doesn’t that Pretty in Pink look almost like Blushing Bride?  That was my least favorite In Color until I started using it.  Now I miss it so much!)  The bottom edge of the Crumb Cake card stock was die cut with one of the Finishing Touches edgelits, and I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder on the top half of the Very Vanilla layer.

Secret Garden, Sizzix, Big Shot, Framelits, embossing, Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Again for the record, this isn’t the framelit I used for my card. This is one of the “Apothecary Accents” framelits. I used the largest Labels Collection framelit (on its side) for the card.

Here’s a photo of how to insert the card stock into the framelit to turn it into an edgelit.  Make sure the cutting edge is only over the part of the card stock you want to cut.  Easy!  This framelit makes a similar cut to the one on the card, but there’s not an embossing border to coordinate.  The Labels one (sideways) works much better, and, as you can see on my card, works quite well with the Simply Scored Borders plate.

One final note.  See the little sentiment tag on the card?  I got that stamp set free!!!  If you purchase the Secret Garden Bundle (wood or clear) and the Borders Scoring Plate, you can get a free Sale-a-bration item also.  Add a Big Shot, and you can get two more items.  (Just thought I’d throw that in there.)

Have a great day – and thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Crumb Cake in the Secret Garden

  1. Susan Horr says:

    This is beautiful, Buffy. I am definitely casing this! Glad you are feeling better too!


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