Today's card is based on a flash card designed by Connie Stewart. I love her cards for their simplicity and quick and easy style. Make sure you check out her blog and watch some of her great videos.
This card also features a sneak peak at some new products that will be released in the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalogue that will be available in just a few days!
I sent this card to Debbie Flattum along with her prize package for winning on the LNS Spring Treasure Hunt Blog Hop. Hope she enjoys it. I was also able to make kits for an upcoming card class. What a happy afternoon of stamping and cutting this was!
This was my first time using the Secret Garden stamp set and matching Flower Framelits, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I changed up Connie's card by using Bermuda Bay card stock, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizazz inks. Bermuda Bay was a very popular In Color a few years ago, and Stampin' Up! is reintroducing it to the Brights Colour Collection. Same with the Pear Pizzazz which is replacing Certainly Celery in the Subtles Colour Collection. Great moves on Stampin' Up!s part because both of these are such hot summer colours. I anticipate we'll be seeing them a lot in the weeks ahead.
|This card was made with a Whisper White card stock base, and the contrast between this neutral and the vibrant coloured card stock and stamping give this card an immediate WOW look. The cutout was made with the large Curly Label Punch. I used the petite curly label punch that will be available on May 31st when the new cattie comes out, to punch out the sentiment. What an awesome little punch this is and I'm so happy to have it in my tool kit.|
|In this view you can see what the card looks like when it's partially opened, and the next page shows the negative image from the curly label on the inside of the card.|
|Here's a closeup of the beautiful flower that was stamped with the Secret Garden stamp set. Cutting out this flower was easy because I used the matching Secret Garden Framelit dies for the base cut. I decided to add a bit more depth by stamping off two more flowers and cutting out the inner flower layers and then added them with dimensionals. A Basic Rhinestone was adhered to the center. Both the stamp set and framelits are still available as a 15% savings bundle in the Spring Mini catalogue until June 1st, and then they'll transition to the new catalogue where they'll be sold separately.|
- Secret Garden Bundle 13099 Clear Mount Bundle $44.95
- Secret Garden Bundle 131100 Wood Mount Bundle $52.95
- Curly Label Punch 119851 $22.95
- Petite Label Punch (not available until May 31st, 2013)
- Calypso Coral Ink 126983 $7.15
- Pear Pizzazz Ink (returning In Colour ink to be featured in Subtles Collection and available May 31st)
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246 $6.50 pkg
- Whisper White Card Stock 100730 $8.50 for 24 8 1/2 x 11" sheets
- Sponge Daubers 102892 $14.50 for 12
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