Amazing Graceful Garden
I wanted to play with my Stampin’ Blends today, so I pulled out a set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog – Graceful Garden. I love the roses in this set, and they are perfect for coloring!
In case you don’t know, Stampin’ Blends are the new alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up! Since they’re alcohol based, you need to stamp the outline in a waterbased ink. I used Tuxedo Black Memento.
First, I colored the leaves and stem in Light and Dark Old Olive. Then I colored the petals with Dark Pumpkin Pie and Dark Daffodil Delight. I love the different colors you can get by blending! I fussy cut the flower, then stamped the background on Soft Sky Cardstock with Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink.
I know that doesn’t look very Soft Sky-ish. I took this photo in my craft room with natural light, and there’s a lot of it today! Although the wind is crazy here, it’s mostly sunny. Probably because the clouds have been blown away. The good news – my Wesley had a dead tree at the front of his property. He wanted to cut it down, but there are a lot of power lines around it, so he was going to call the electric company to ask if they would take it down before it fell and destroyed the lines. Well, God got there first! The tree is down – and it didn’t hit any power lines. He also lives on a main highway, and the tree could have caused a bit of trouble if it had fallen on the road. It didn’t! It’s just a little in his driveway. Added bonus – he now has lots of firewood for his fire pit.
After I stamped the card, diecut the amazing from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper in the Occasions Catalog with the free Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. I positioned the rose and die-cut on the card without adhering so I’d know where to stamp YOU from the Amazing You Stamp set, another free product during Sale-a-bration. All that was left was adhering the elements. The rose was simple; I used a few Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up on the card. For amazing, I pressed the die-cut into a Big Shot Adhesive Sheet. This transferred the adhesive to the die-cut, creating a sticker, so all I had to do was press it onto the Old Olive card.
I know my card base looks a little greenish-yellow; again, I can only blame the abundance of sun, because it really is Old Olive. It is a little different than my “usual” card bases. When I moved my craft room, I found several retired scrapbook kits with old, old, OLD designer paper and cardstock. Some of the cardstock colors were still current, so I kept the cardstock even though it was textured. Since it was on top of the Old Olive stack and already cut to size, I decided to use it for my card base.
By the way – if you order everything needed to create this card, you’ll earn two Level 1 or a Level 2 Sale-a-bration product!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!