This card is just plain fun! These sophisticated flowers from the Secret Garden Stamp and Framelit Die bundle are ready to party in these vibrant colors on black cardstock. Bloomin’ Marvelous is from the Sale-a-bration set by the same name. Doesn’t this card look super involved and time consuming to make? It’s not! With the Versamark ink, color embossing powder and the coordinating stamp set and framelit dies, it’s a snap to make! (Come back tomorrow for the video tutorial or subscribe to the blog updates in RSS/email in the right sidebar under the facebook & youtube buttons.)
The base of the card is Whisper White cardstock with strips of Summer Smooches designer series paper adhered to the front.
Here’s the card recipe:
SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set (SAB supplies are free with a $50 product purchase. All supplies are from Stampin’ Up! Click on the links below for product details & ordering.)
The buttons in the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack inspired the colors for this Thank You card. And they are perfect with the Button Buddies Stamp Set that is precisely tailored for buttons. It’s a match made in stamping heaven! 😀 The light-weight and beautiful Tangerine Tango Ribbon comes from the same coordinating SAB ribbon and button pack.
The matching large scallop punch and the Bitty Banners framelit dies make creating this Button Buddies thank you card quick and fun. Embossing the white background keeps it clean and simple while adding a little texture.
I’m back with another Sale-a-bration Feeling Sentimental greeting card. And once again, I think the vintage stamps in this set are marvelous including this old-time phone booth. I stamped the phone booth on a TopNote shape, die-cut from black cardstock with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine. I stamped it in White Craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.
I centered the Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Rich Razzleberry button with a rhinestone and adhered it to the card with glue dots. Celebrate was stamped in black and quickly punched out with the Extra-large Oval punch.
To create the butterfly panel, I started with Basic Black cardstock and rubbed it lightly with the Whisper White Craft Pad. After heat setting the craft ink, I prepared the panel with the Embossing Buddy and then stamped a couple of butterflies with VersaMark.
I heat embossed the first set of butterfles with the Melon Mambo embossing powder, then stamped a couple of more butterflies, heat embossed that set with Tangerine Tango embossing powder. And then finally stamped a couple of more butterflies and heat embossed with the Pool Party embossing powder
One butterfly was stamped on a scrap of basic black, heat embossed, punched out with the Bitty Butterfly punch and blinged up with a little rhinestone.
If you look closely, you’ll see that I scored a couple of lines on the top and bottom edges of the butterfly panel with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I also ran the edges across the versamark pad and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.
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