Accented Blooms

Do you like to color?  The Accented Blooms set is the perfect stamp for coloring!  Since  graduation season is nearing, Congratulatory cards seem to always be in need.  So, today’s card showcases the Accented Blooms stamp set transformed into a congratulatory card.  Though the stamp set does not include a congratulatory message, it is easy to select a sentiment from another stamp set.  The Congratulations sentiment on this card is from the Lilypad Lake stamp set.  After stamping, the sentiment is cut with the coordinating die to create a banner.   Since the floral stamp resembles a field of wildflowers, a variety of Stampin’ Blends colors are chosen to color the flowers.  Notice the Whisper White edging along the card layer panel?   It is a small touch that adds additional visual interest.  Read the card details below the photo to find out were to find the edging die.

Congratulations using Accented Blooms

Card Details:
  1. Card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ to create a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card).
  2. Stamp the Accented Blooms bouquet onto a 4″ x 4″ square of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  
  3. Color the blooms on using Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends colors for this card are: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody, Light Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light Mossy Meadow, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Petal Pink, and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo.  Since the card base is Daffodil Delight, touches of the Daffodil Delight blends is colored on the centers of each flower.  Remember – blending different colors of the Stampin’ Blends creates visual interest! 
  4. With the lace edge die from the Be Mine Stitched Dies, cut two strips to add along the side edges of the 4″ x 4″ panel.  Attach to the back of the panel using desired adhesive.
  5. Use the Tailored Tag Punch to cut a tag from a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock. 
  6. Stamp the congratulatory sentiment in the Lilypad Lake stamp set using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Afterwards, cut with the coordinating banner die from Lakeside Dies.  
  7. Assemble the card as follows: center and attach panel to card front.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the Daffodil Delight tag in the tag area of the blooms.  Next, use mini glue dots to attach the Congratulations banner across the Tailored Tag.  
  8. Embellish the tag with the Daffodil Delight sequins from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins package.
Today’s Tips!
  • Mix it up with other stamps to create another design.  The beauty of the Accented Blooms set is the tag area. There are a variety of sentiments that will fit the area. This enables you to utilize more of your stamp sets for a variety of occasions.
  • Look at all of your die pieces to see if there is a die that will add a “little something” to your card.  The lace edge from the Be Mine Stitched Dies is a perfect example.

Remember to check the Last Chance retiring products list.  We’re midway through May and you’ll want to get your favorite products before they are gone!  Plus if you prefer wood mount stamps, order now as they are retiring.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love to receive your comments.  Just add them in the comments section below.

Happy Crafting…

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Retirement Party

Today Stampin’ Up! is hosting a retirement party for Lovely As A Tree.  It is being held on Facebook for demonstrators across the world.  Throughout the day, you will likely see numerous posts on social media outlets highlighting the stamp set.  Believe me when I say demonstrators were shocked to learn the iconic stamp set is retiring.  It’s been a mainstay for years and one of my favorites to use for creating masculine cards.   To commemorate the occasion and celebrate with the retirement party, I am posting photos from a few of my past blog posts featuring Lovely As A Tree. Some of the posts go back to my early blogging days.  As you will see, my blog photo skills were in their infancy.   Fortunately, my photo skills have improved!  Of course, some of the colors and products have been retired. 

Let’s stroll down memory lane…

This first card is one of my favorite designs using Lovely As A Tree and dates back to May, 2013.  Simply stamp the images onto Very Vanilla cardstock, highlight images by sponging color and then texture emboss.  Simple but beautiful.

Lovely As A Tree

This next card features the Baby Wipe Technique and is a card from the September, 2015 class.  

Lovely As A Tree

This last card dates back to 2014.  It was another technique class using a clear-mount block to stamp the color onto the card.  

Lovely As A Tree Watercolor Father's Day Card

Thank you for joining me in this stroll down memory lane.  There are a few additional Lovely As A Tree photos that you can find in past blog posts.  Just enter Lovely As A Tree in the Search bar.  

Don’t miss out…Be sure to add this versatile stamp set to your collection.  The various trees allow you to create cards and projects for all occasions.  Don’t delay! Availability of stamps is being guaranteed until May 24.   After that, it’s while supplies last through June 3.  To order a Clear-Mount Stamp Set, click here.  If you prefer Wood-Mount, click here to order.

Happy Crafting…

 

Beautiful Promenade Mother’s Day Card

Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, I am sharing the Beautiful Promenade Mother’s Day Card from the latest card class.  For months, I have been wanting to make a recessed panel diagonal card.  With a recessed panel card, the designer series paper for the panel becomes a focal point.  The beautiful Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (DSP) and it’s photo quality is perfect.  The coordinating Beautiful Promenade Bundle offered the necessary pieces to highlight the sentiment and the DSP panel. The April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit contained the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment.  However, there are several stamp sets in the current catalogs that offer the sentiment.  Or you can stamp your desired sentiment.  

Beautiful Promenade Recessed Panel card

Also, don’t forget to embellish the envelope.  On the front, stamp the flower used on the the card on one of the lower corners.  And for a special added touch, cut an envelope liner using the Beautiful Layers envelope die. 

Project materials are listed at the end of this post.  

Card Details:

When cutting the diagonal on the Whisper White cardstock panel,  I did not measure.   I first made a diagonal cut to create the top.  Then on the bottom portion of the piece cut another diagonal.  The diagonal edges that line the Pretty Promenade DSP, are edged with strips of Blushing Bride cardstock.  

  1. Create card base using Thick Whisper White (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″ and fold on score line).
  2. For the diagonal piece, a Whisper White cardstock layer is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (same size as card front).
  3. A 3″ x 6″ piece of Pretty Promenade DSP is placed diagonally across card base before adding the Whisper White diagonally cut panels.  Determine layout of the pieces on the card base before using adhesive to permanently attach.  Trim the excess DSP after adhering to card base.  
  4. On scraps of Whisper White, stamp the flower from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set using Blushing Bride Classic Ink Pad.  Cut using coordinating die.  Apply Clear Wink of Stella to flower.
  5. Stamp desired sentiment using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Use 1-3/4″ circle punch to cut.  Layer onto a 2″ circle of Blushing Bride cardstock.  Embellish with Petal Pink Rhinestone Gem.
  6. Stamp leaves on Mossy Meadow cardstock and Whisper White cardstock using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad.  Cut using coordinating dies.  Also cut vellum leaves.  Layer leaves behind the flower using mini glue dots to attach.  

To all the mom’s – Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting…

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