Happy Wednesday, Stamping Friends! I hope you were able to take advantage of the free shipping promotion from Stampin’ Up!® I ordered the new Fitting Florets Collection, the new Birthday Card Organizer Kit and a few other things.
You may think I showed you this card on Monday, but I didn’t. I had a few card packs left over from the World Card Making Day (WCMD) event, so I decided to use them with a different stamp set. Here’s the one from WCMD using the Warm Welcome Bundle.
So cute – and I love the Mint Macaron/Fresh Freesia color combination! Here’s my “re-made” one.
I haven’t played with the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set as much as I would have liked, but I love the “softness” of the leaves and seed pods. I used all but a few pieces from the original card. I stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron and the “seedlings” in Fresh Freesia Classic Ink on the Basic White Cardstock layer. Fun story – we called those seed pods “helicopters” when we were kids. If you throw them in the air, they twirl and descend slowly – looking a bit like a helicopter.
I had re-inked my stamp pads before the event on Oct. 1, so my original leaves were a little too dark in places. I wanted a much softer look, so I decided to blend the ink on the stamps with a Blending Brush. First, I inked with a stamp pad, then I used a brush to spread the ink over the stamp and add just a bit more ink to the lighter areas.
I stamped the Mint Macaron strip with a sentiment from the Warm Welcome Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then trimmed to create a banner. I tied the Linen Thread into a bow, then added it to the sentiment tag with a Mini Glue Dot.
The Basic White stamped layer looked a little lonely on the Fresh Freesia card base, so I trimmed it to 3″ x 4″ (the original was 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″), then layered it to a slightly larger piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock. I added both layers to the Fresh Freesia card base, then attached the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the final touch, I colored some Iridescent Pearl Jewels with Fresh Freesia and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, then added them to the card.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Such a soft and lovely card. I love that color combination, too!
Thanks, Jackie! I’m loving this set. (Thanks for talking me into it, and for the inspiration!)
Both cards are lovely, but my favourite is the one with the coffee mugs! Like you, Buffy, my day doesn’t start without coffee -and it’s always a good day to have coffee with friends (but after my morning coffee, you know?)
Thanks, Deborah! And I agree! (Although, who slipped the mug of tea in there?)
I love that Soft Seedlings card. Such pretty colors!