I have a riddle of sorts for you today: What’s Black and White and Elegant all Over? It’s the Petal Passion Suite! Oh my goodness, this suite is amazing with the different looks you can achieve with the products in the suite. Every month I host a class I call my Suite Escape Class. This month I chose the Petal Passion Suite, and I design 4 different cards which combined will use every product featured in the suite. This gives the opportunity for everyone to try all of the products before they buy. I offer a two great ordering incentives at the class as well as a sweet home made treat to eat.
This is one of the cards we made at my February Suite Escape Class. The card base is thick Whisper White cut 4-1/4″ x 7-1/4″ scored at 5-1/2″. I used a 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ strip of the striped print from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper along the right side of the card. I’ve added a mat of Basic Black and another layer of Whisper White with a circle from the Layering Circles Framelits cut out of the center. I stamped the sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set in Versa Mark and heat embossed with the Silver Embossing Powder, then cut it out with one of the dies from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies. The delicate silver flowers are cut out of Silver Foil Paper with the dies from the Petals & More Thinlits and then I added one of the Petal Passion Embellishments and a bow made from the Silver Bakers Twine.
The Petal Passion Suite features the Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, Petal Passion Embellishments, the Petal Pair Embossing Folders, and the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon.
You remember Bob Ross. He’s the soft-spoken guy painting happy clouds, mountains and trees on TV, using big house painting-type brushes and cooing smoothly “you can do it” to the audience. His Joy of Painting program is the most recognized, most watched TV art show in history. If Bob was “painting” with stamps today, I believe he would really love the Waterfront stamp set. The images in the Waterfront stamp set mimic watercolor painting and they make creating gorgeous scenery a snap.
You can move mountains, rivers, trees, you can determine what your world is like. -Bob Ross
I stamped the images on Soft Sky cardstock using Wisteria Wonder for the majestic mountain, Old Olive for the lush land and pines, and Marina Mist and Island Indigo for the water. I brought it all together by matting the “art work” in the same colors as the ink colors I used. The Old Olive card base is cut 4-1/4″ x 11″ and is scored at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″ and folded in a “Z-fold”. I added texture to the front panel with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.
At first look the Myths & Magic Suite looks like it’s geared for little kids, but look again…the different components of the suit are perfect for any age and any gender.
I kept this card pretty simple, but that doesn’t mean boring. A simple Thick Whisper White Card base with a layer of Bermuda Bay and another piece of Whisper White set the stage. Next I added three strips of the Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape which is gorgeous and festive with sparkle and shine and stars, you’ve got to love that! Next I used a sentiment from the Magical Day stamp set but I omitted the word “Magical” from the stamp by coloring the sentiment with Basic Black Marker. The glimmering “amazing” script is is die-cut from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper using the Sale-a-bration Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. I stamped tiny little star bursts from the Magical Day stamp set in Smoky Slate and finished it off with Rhinestone Basic Jewels which I colored with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends Marker.
There are fabulous products in the Myths & Magic Suite, and with an order of $100 or more you could add the Level 2 Sale-a-bration Choice of the Celebrate You Thinlits.