I'm so happy that you have joined me today for my blog post. I've been using some of the new product that will be available from Stampin' Up! with the new annual catalog beginning June 1st. It's a wonderful catalog. I know you'll love it. Today I am using the new bundle calling Sitting Pretty. Here is my card.
I was trying to go for something a little more simple. I tend to go overboard from time to time. Here is how the card is made.
The base of the card is Thick Whisper White measring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4. Use the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder to make the little circles over the front of the card.
The Rich Razzleberry paper is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. This pack has 24 12 x 12 sheets in it, 4 of each design. It's also a little heavier than our usual patterned paper. The designs are just lovely.
It's available now as part of the Share What You Love Early Release. You can see that here. For my card the paper is cut at 1 1/4 x 4 1/4. I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to make the border that sticks out at the top and the bottom of the strip of paper. Cut two of the borders from Rich Razzleberry. For the top, stick out just the scallops at the top. For the bottom, stick out the lacy looking part. I hope that makes sense.
Cut an oval, the second largest, from Whisper White using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
I suppose I could have stamped directly on the oval, but I didn't. I stamped the images using Memento Black on scrap white paper. There are stamps to use to color the leaves and vase, but I choose to use the Blends. I used the Light and Dark Old Olive and the Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry to color. For the bird, I did use the stamp available and the new Balmy Blue ink. Cut these out using the Pretty Park Framelits Dies and glue to the oval. Add the oval to the card using dimensionals.
The sentiment used here is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings. It's stamped in Old Olive and punched out with the Classic Label Punch. I added some of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon to the end.
It's a great card in its simplicity. For the inside the saying comes from the Lilypad Lake stamp set. Add another vase on the inside. This one was stamped on scrap also, colored with Blends, and then cut out. The Blends would bleed through the card.
I know exactly who will get this card! I'm sure you know someone that could use this card, too!
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