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Corner Bouquet

More Oh So Ombre? Check! More Saleabration products? Check. I’ve got both for you today with this quick but elegant card you can make in a matter of moments.

The Simple Things

When I made my Ombre Moments card, I had a piece of the Rococo Rose ombre paper remaining. Perfectly sized for the front of a card, I had to do something with it. This card started to take shape. I love silhouette cards, but I wanted something lighter. In this case, I used the Corner Bouquet stamp set available in the Saleabration catalog with white heat embossing instead of dark ink.

I layered that onto a base of Rococo Rose card stock. The sentiment is from the Enjoy the Moments stamp set. I had the banner left over from a Paper Pumpkin, but I could have cut the same shape using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I used Rococo Rose ink since the card is basically monochromatic.

For a final touch, I punched out the dragonfly using Dandy Garden DSP and the Dragonflies punch in the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog. One trick you can use with the dragonfly: put a dimensional under each of the wings close to the base of the body. Use your bone folder to give each wing a little bit of a curve at the end and add a single glue dot to the widest part of the body. This gives the dragonfly more of a three-dimensional appearance rather than being flat on the card.

And that’s it. No bling, no embellishments, no sparkle. The card is simple and elegant. Hope you’re trying something different with your supplies. Let me know if you need more, I’m happy to help.

Happy crafting!

Ombre Moments

You’ve seen a couple of example cards with the Enjoy the Moments stamp set. I had two guest designers that I featured along with a CASE card I did during the last Stampin’ Up! event. But I have one more for you today. This features the Oh So Ombre paper in the 2021 Spring Saleabration. That paper is so inspiring and it’s a big pack! Saleabration ends in February so get your order in soon if you want your package.

The Card

I had a couple of sources of inspiration for this card. First, a card I saw on Pinterest used a different stamp set and a slimline layout with each image stamped in the matching ink color on the ombre paper. I hadn’t considered anything but neutral earth tones for this stamp set, but something about that card just sparked this idea.

The second source was the Kaleidoscope Squares tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. I still want to do something more with that design, but this design was definitely influenced by the rotating squares that are used to create the kaleidoscope effect.

For this card, I used a base of Granny Apple Green, a layer of white just 1/8″ smaller than the card front. Then I added a 4″ square of Bermuda Bay with another layer of white, this time 1/4″ smaller. The squares of Granny Apple Green, Rococo Rose, Blackberry Bliss, and Bermuda Bay that hold the images are 1-3/4″ that I cut with the Layering Squares dies. Then I cut the ombre paper squares from the lighter ends of the paper 1-5/8″. Each image was stamped so that as I rotated them around the square, the lighter portion of the paper rotated too and all the stems were in the interior corners.

I used Dimensionals to pop up the colored squares and Bermuda Bay ink for the sentiment. Lastly, I used another piece of the paper from the Oh So Ombre pack to decorate the envelope flap.

Let me know what you think of this alternative color scheme with the seed pod images.

Happy Crafting!

I’m Wild for Roses

Background stamps are so versatile. These are the big stamps that can cover the front of your card with one press. The Wild Roses background stamp is a bold floral that sparks my creativity. I have two cards for you and several more ideas for future cards. But let me show you what you can do with this stamp to make quick show-stopping cards.

Fade to Grape

This card involved a couple of steps to get the random “faded” areas. First, using my Stamparatus stamp positioning tool, I stamped a different piece of white card stock with a solid image of Gorgeous Grape. Nice image, even color all over. I set that aside for a different project. Next, I tapped my still somewhat inky stamp in random spots with varying amounts of contact with the Gorgeous Grape ink pad and stamped a new piece of white card stock. This is the piece you see in the picture. Cool, right?

I mounted the white card on a piece of Highland Heather and then put that assembly on a a base of Gorgeous Grape. The sentiment is from Enjoy the Moment. I used the Double Oval punch and a piece of ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season trio. The final touch was a few of the Pastel Pearls. Monochromatic, but still interesting.

Tropical Vibe

For this other card, I wanted to use a variety of colors. I went with Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo. I inked up the stamp all at once, letting the colors bleed a bit at the edges where the overlaps occur. I used a layer of Daffodil Delight cardstock with a base of Flirty Flamingo to create the card.

Once I had that part together, I thought it needed a pop of green. So I pulled out to leaves from the Boho Indigo product medley. I could have cut some leaves with the dies that were included but I was pressed for time, and I like the touch of gold. I added a Square Vellum Doily underneath the leaves for more texture.

The sentiment is from the retired Honey Bee set inked in Melon Mambo and punched with the Timeless Label punch. I added a couple of hearts from a past Paper Pumpkin kit because they seemed like the perfect touch of bling. I love mixing new products with what I have in my stash to create unique cards.

I hope you’re finding time to explore your creative side, too. Happy crafting!