I had the best time today making cards with my niece’s group. They were all so sweet and very patient as well as creative. I’m looking forward to helping them with other projects.
Speaking of looking forward, World Cardmaking Day (WCD) is Saturday, October 1 and Stampin’ Up!® is planning something wonderful! They are holding a free virtual event and non-demonstrators are invited. I’m excited to be able to stamp with my stampers. I’ll have more information soon!
One of the bundles they’ll be using at the WCD event is Cottage Rose. This bundle, the Cottage Rose Stamp Set and Cottage Flowers Dies, is part of the Abigail Rose Suite.
I stamped the flower in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored it with Sponge Daubers and Highland Heather,
Blushing Bride (another oops), Soft Suede, and Granny Apple Green Classic Ink, then die-cut it. One of the dies in the bundle cuts a lovely background. I thought it would be fun to die-cut the background from Balmy Blue Cardstock and have Designer Series Paper (DSP) behind it. I used the Rings of Love DSP, which is a free choice with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration. You still have about two more weeks!
I embossed the Balmy Blue layer with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder, and I loved the way it looked with the DSP behind it. But, again, I hadn’t planned on several things. The Blushing Bride Ink Pad that I picked up and used for the flower wasn’t. It was Flirty Flamingo, and while Poppy Parade and Blushing Bride is one of my favorite combinations, I don’t feel quite the same about Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo. I used a Poppy Parade Stamping Blend on the flower shadows to darken the color and coordinate a little better with the DSP. Now I was ready to add the flower image to the card.
I mounted the card stock and DSP layers to a Poppy Parade card base and added some Fine Sparkle Adhesive-Backed Gems.
Once again, I have made a card that is nothing like the original idea. But I like it, and I had fun – and that’s the point, right?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!