I hope you had a lovely weekend. Rich and I spent a night away at a B & B and took part in a Murder Mystery dinner. Despite a few quirks that are to be expected in an old, old house, and a slightly lackluster MM dinner, we had a good time. The weather was perfect really and it’s always a treat to sneak away for a bit with the hubby.
This week I am featuring the set:
I really like the fresh appeal of this particular set and found it to be a lot of fun to work with.
My card base is a half sheet of Baja Breeze. I paired that with Crumb Cake and crisp white as my neutral. For texture, I folder embossed a panel of white and then trimmed the top and bottom with scallop border punched strips of white before adhering it to my card.
The stems were stamped in Certainly Celery and the flowers in first and second generation Baja Breeze. I layered this piece on a panel of Crumb Cake then adhered it directly to the card.
The sentiment is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar, sponged and layered on Crumb Cake. I used foam dimensionals to adhere it to the card.
I sponged the white pieces around the edges and found some plaid brown ribbon that works well with that sponged look. Finally, a few gems in the corner add a bit of sparkle.
My second card makes use of the second sentiment in the set, but omits the flowers entirely. I picked a color combination that never ceases to wow me every time I see it. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but there’s something about the Navy and Olive and Red that I just love.
Instead, I layered a panel of Old Olive (Folder embossed using an Anna Griffin folder called Modern Vine) on my Night of Navy Card.
My sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy on white, punched with a 1-1/2 inch circle punch and then layered on a Real Red scallop circle. the ribbon was tied around the Old Olive piece before it was adhered in place and then the sentiment was added with foam dimensionals to pop it up a bit.
The little red flowers were punched using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and then trimmed with tiny clear gems.
I started with a 12 x 4 inch piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock which I scored at 4 and 8 inches. I also cut two 3-3/4 inch squares of DSP from the Cottage Wall collection. (retired) The first square was left intact but the second was clipped diagonally to get a triangle. Keep reading …I’ll explain in a bit.
I then clipped one half of one end off diagonally so that I was left with a triangular flap on the right side. This is the portion of the card that is covered in the lighter, triangular piece of DSP.
On the opposite end, or what ends up being the flap that is folded to the inside, I adhered the square piece of DSP.
Next, I die cut an Old Olive Spellbinders Labels 4 piece and another smaller one of white for my flowers. The flowers and stems are stamped in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry and then trimmed with a few green gems and a Rich Razzleberry/DSP stripe mini butterfly.
A piece of white ribbon was tied around the inside flap and into a bow. Note: I added this because my little triangular corner was being a bit fickle and wouldn’t stay shut no matter how much I fiddled so I decided to lasso it down. (he he he)
Finally, I stamped a teeny tiny little 4You tag, punched it out and layered it on a larger tag of Rich Razzleberry. As luck would have it, I had some lavander-ish colored crochet cotton that matched perfectly so I used that to tie the little tag to the ribbon.
Thanks for dropping by today!
Have a great week.
Here’s the supply list for this round.
S: Too Kind, Tiny Tags
P: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, white, Night of Navy, Real Red, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
I: Baked Brown Sugar, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
A: gems, ribbon, foam dimensional, sponge, decorative dots embossing folder, modern vine embossing folder (Anna Griffin), Spellbinders Labels 4 dies, Punches: 1-1/2 inch circle, scallop circle, Martha Stewart Scallop Tag punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Itty Bitty labels punch pack, small butterfly