July Mystery Parts
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I am so excited for Stampin’ Up® Summer Sale-a-bration and the July-December Mini Catalog, aren’t you? I realized tonight that I still have many sets to play with, so I’m looking forward to creating over the next week.
Today, however, I have some projects from our team’s latest “Mystery Parts Challenge.” I am so proud of my team of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators. They are so creative! Here’s what Carol sent us for July.
We were given a Crumb Cake card base. a layer of Garden Green Cardstock, a piece of the gorgeous Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP), and some Linen Thread. These pieces made me smile, because they’re some of my favorites. As soon as I picked up my packet, I started working on my card.
To create my card, I used the Penned Flowers Dies (part of the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle) to die-cut the stitched border along the bottom of the Garden Green Cardstock and adhered it to the Crumb Cake card base. Then I adhered the DSP over the Garden Green Cardstock.
I stamped the floral image from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set on Basic White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored it with Just Jade, Pale Papaya, So Saffron, and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends, then die-cut with the Penned Flowers Dies.
I’ve had a Gold Foil overlay for the stamped/die-cut piece sitting on my stamp table for weeks and thought this was the perfect place to use it. I sponged Multipurpose Liquid Glue over the back, then added it to the stamped/die-cut flowers.
Before I adhered the floral piece to the DSP, I “tousled” the linen thread behind it, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the die-cut.
The sentiment is from the Many Mates Stamp Set. I stamped in Garden Green Ink, then punched with the Double Oval Punch. I sponged a little Garden Green Classic Ink along the edge to help it stand out before I adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here are the cards from the rest of the team.
This is Nadine’s card. I love the punched flowers and the way she blocked the DSP and cardstock. And that bow! I’ve made a note to ask her to teach me how to make that gorgeous bow.
This is Sandy’s card. Sandy’s projects are always beautiful and elegant, and this is no exception. I love the enamel dots and coordinating ribbon. And look at her coloring! Sandy also used the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and Stampin’ Blends.
This is from Chris. Again, I love the way she used the thread. And layering the card stock over the DSP really makes the sentiment stand out.
This is Liz’s card. I love the way Liz went a totally different way and added the bird into the flowers. The three layers of the same border die and the way she treated the thread add so much interest and tie into the nature theme.
And this is Carol’s card. Carol added the stamped, colored, and die-cut flowers over a Garden Green circle. And since she cut the circle from the center of the Garden Green layer , she still had plenty to add under the DSP.
Again, I’m so amazed at how we all used the same paper and thread, and in several cases, the same stamp set, but every card is different. And even more amazing is how the ladies who didn’t have the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set that coordinates with the DSP still added other products that coordinated and looked amazing. I think they totally nailed the challenge. It’s easy if you have products that coordinate; but if it’s not your style or you’re just starting out, you can still create gorgeous cards with what you have.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Please stop in on Friday for a new Stamp Off! challenge with Jackie, Susan, and me! Have a wonderful day!