Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for February. This month our theme is keeping it inside the lines. Stampin' Up! has so many lined stamps and so many ways to color them. I bet you'll see several different ways to color. You might have just come from Toni's blog. You can always depend on her to have excellent projects!
I will be using Blends for my project. Here it is.
The All That You Are stamp set is on page 2 of the Occasions catalog. I think it could easily be missed. This set also coordinates with the Frosted Bouquet Framelits that were carried over from the Holiday catalog. Don't you love when things work together. You get more bang for your buck! I paired this set with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits from page 28 of the Occasions catalog. This is another item that I think could easily be overlooked. These are in the lower left corner. You are going to want these framelits. They have the double stitching that is so eye catching.
Start with a card base of Poppy Parade that is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Fold at 4 1/4. There is a Old Olive layer that is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4. Use the Stamparatus to stamp the large stamp from All That You Are. Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Black on the white layer. Now, use the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies to cut this layer. There is a group of 4 rectangles that are long and skinny. Use the middle two rectangles. Place the larger one in the center of the layer. The next one fits beside this one. There will be about a quarter inch of space on each side of this rectangle. Run this through the Big Shot. Now place the smaller rectangle on the other side and cut. Try to make everything look as symetrical as possible.
Color the cut out parts with blends. I used the Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Old Olive, and the Dark Mango Melody.
Once colors add these parts back in their space. Use the Foam Adhesive Strips to give them elevation. Before adding the center strip, wrap some of the Old Olive Twine (I have the wrong link for this product at the bottom) around 3 times. Add a bow to the front with glue dots.
Stamp three of the small flowers on scrap white cardstock. One will go inside. Color these in with the Light and Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Mango Melody. Cut these out with the Frosted Bouquet Framelits. These framelits have 2 of the small flower dies. That makes things a little faster. You will need about 7 leaves. Stamp in Memento Black on white scraps. Color these with the Light and Dark Old Olive Blends. Fussy cut the leaves.
Add 2 flowers on dimensionals to the bottom right of the card. Use glue dots to add the leaves.
The sentiment at the top is part of the Varied Vases stamp set. Cut this out with the Stiched Shapes Framelits. It's the smallest oval. Glue to the top left of the card. Add the leaves.
Here is the inside of the card. The saying is from Varied Vases. Add the flower and leaf.
Thanks so much for reading my blog today. I hope you found something that you can use in your own card making. Tracie is next on our hop. I wonder what she will color. What will she use? Blends, Coloring Pencils, Aqua Painter, Blender Pens? You know you have to look!
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