Hey stampin' friends! I'm headed home from Monterey today...I sure am going to miss the cooler ocean breezes! We had a wonderful time and I'm sure I'll be using some of our photos for scrapbook projects sometime soon. :)
I'm using a couple of sets for today's project. The pretty background is stamped with an image from the Falling Flowers stamp set, found on page 168 of the 2018-19 Stampin' Up catalog. This stamp set is available in either wood or clear mount and is all about flowers and leaves...and the gorgeous flourish I used for the background on this card. If you're not a fan of fussy cutting, you'll appreciate that there is a coordinating framelit set you can get to go with it. I also used a new set called Itty Bitty Greetings, found on page 46. This 32 piece set is available in either wood or clear mount. Just as the title implies, it is chock full of all kinds of greetings...you'll be covered from birthdays to hello and lots of holidays in between! All the fonts are fresh and fabulous...it's a must-have for your collection, especially if you don't currently have a good variety of greetings.
I wanted to try something a little different for the background of this card so I started by stamping the flourish image in Granny Apple Green on a piece of watercolor paper. I then picked up a bit of the color on an Aqua Painter and brushed over each image to add a lighter outline of color...I love the way it turned out! Once it was dry, I layered it onto a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock before layering it onto a Whisper White thick cardstock card base.
I used two of the framelits from the Stitched Labels for the focal point...I cut the one for the greeting from Whisper White cardstock (image stamped in Granny Apple Green ink) and the other one from vellum cardstock. I added some texture to the vellum piece by running it through the Big Shot again in the Subtle embossing envelope. I was interested to order this folder to see what it actually looked like...the picture in the catalog doesn't really show the texture. The best way I can describe it is linen...it's a beautiful, subdued texture! You'll be able to see it in the close-up picture below.
To finish it up, I adhered a piece of Granny Apple Green 1/2" textured weave ribbon over the background. I added a twist of silver metallic thread behind the vellum and then adhered the vellum/greeting piece with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.
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Until next time...happy stampin'!