The Serene Garden stamp set is whimsical yet clean and classic looking while the coordinating Garden Scene Framelits allow you to add depth and dimension by die cutting some of the images and popping them up like I did with the flowers and butterfly.
I’ve really enjoyed playing with new color combinations since the color revamp in this Annual Catalog. The purples are always a favorite for my regular customers, so I’ve paired Highland Heather with Gorgeous Grape and added some Granny Apple Green. After stamping the image in Memento Ink, I picked up my new Stampin’ Blends and colored in the images added shadows with the Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Combo packs. The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Detailed with Love stamp set. The multiple layers of matting really frame the stamped image nicely.
I had my Nature’s Poem Suite Escape class last night. The class featured all of the products in the Nature’s Poem suite including the Rooted in Nature stamp set I used for this card. I love the clean and simple lines of this card. I think it would make a beautiful Sympathy card or thank you card.
I started with a card base of Whisper White, then added a layer of Blackberry Bliss and another Whisper White layer for the stamping. I created the blended oval background by cutting an oval from a scrap piece of cardstock with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I laid this mask over my Whisper White piece and sponged on color with Sponge Daubers in Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie and Mossy Meadow creating the look of a sunset. Once I removed the mask I stamped the tree from Rooted in Nature in Mossy Meadow ink over the blended oval background.
I added the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink then unraveled a piece of the Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine. Once the twine was unraveled, I tied a knot in the twine and wrapped it around the Whisper White cardstock and attached a Leaves Trinket with a Mini Glue Dot.
This card makes me long for sailing. We have been sailing for over 10 years now and we absolutely love it, but this year, whenever we have the time to get out it’s either raining or there is no wind. So sad, but I still think of sailing often and I know one of these days the stars will align and we’ll be able to get out there.
I stamped the boats from the Lilypad Lake stamp set inside the Swirly Frames stamp set. I then used a Blender Pen to add color for the water and the boats. The sentiment stamp says” Thinking of you with loving thoughts and prayers” but I only stamped a “thinking of you” by using the Night of Navy marker and coloring directly on the stamp only the words I wanted. Then I stamped it on the circle image and layered the circle on the Night of Navy Scallop Circle.
I used 2 different patterns from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. For me, when I first looked at the paper in the catalog, it said “Baby” to me, but when you look at each print individually it is very suitable for many things. I chose the one print because it looked like “waves” to me. The other print looks like the sky at night with light whisper clouds and stars. I then added a few of the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins. All of this on a background of Whisper White which has added texture once I ran it through the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.