Art Gallery with Plenty of Patterns
Welcome back, my friends! What a wonderful weekend we had. Tuesday is Wesley’s (my younger son and Amelia’s dad) birthday, so we had family dinner today to celebrate. The whole family was here, and that always makes me happy. I have always let the kids choose what they want for dinner (usually lasagne) and the dessert. Wes chose coconut cake. Years ago, I made a coconut pudding cake, and it was delicious, but I lost the recipe. I googled and found another one that looked really good. Long story short – it ended up in the trash this morning and I made a second one for dinner. Other than that little hiccup, the weekend was awesome.
I have a fun card for you today. Every month, our local demonstrators have a challenge for the next month. Everyone who participates is entered into a drawing and the winner gets all the entries. In April, our challenge for May was “May Flowers.” It was so fun, and all the entries were lovely. Here’s mine.
I stamped the flowers from the Art Gallery Stamp Set using Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, then stamped the stem and leaves with Granny Apple Green. The sentiment, also from the Art Gallery set is stamped in Night of Navy, then die-cut with one of the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies. The flower and leaves are also die-cut with these dies.
This stamp set and dies are from the January-June Mini Catalog, and they carried over to the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The bundle price, however, will end with the mini catalog on June 30. So if you want to save 10%, you should order this bundle now!
My favorite part of this card is the background. I covered a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock with one of the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks. Then I used the Matte Finish Embossing Paste and a Palette Knife to cover the mask with the embossing paste. So fun!
After the embossing paste dried (and it doesn’t take long!), I added the flower and the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I wanted to use the embossing paste, because it’s been awhile. I’m trying to pull out some of my older products more, because, of course, my tendency is to use new products all of the time. So what’s sitting on your shelf or in your closet that you need to pull out and use?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!