On Stage Swap 5 – Petal Garden

Swap 5 – A Mother’s Day card using the Petal Garden DSP was inspired by a shabby chic card I saw on Pinterest. The source card didn’t use the amazing and versatile Stampin Up! products – so I got creative.

For this card, I used a thick Very Vanilla base.  On that, I layered a piece of Old Olive that I distressed and then sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The next layer is regular Very Vanilla that I Stampin Up! Petal Garden swapdry embossed with the Garden Trellis embossing folder and also sponged with Soft Suede (are you seeing a theme here?).

The next layer is a piece of DSP, about 3″ by 4″ that I what? – distressed and sponged with Soft Suede.

I used the Layering Squares and the Stitched Shapes dies to cut squares out of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I didn’t distress these, but I did sponge them with Soft Suede. I layered on other sheets of the DSP that started out with a Whisper White background before I… sponged them with CRUMB CAKE this time so that they were a little bit lighter and the images would pop. I also used some Wink of Stella in clear on the rose image, in the lighter areas.

The first square was added on top of the DSP that was mounted on the embossed layer that was mounted on the Old Olive layer.  Before I put that all on the base – I added two layers of ribbon – one was a Sale-a-bration ribbon, the other Old Olive Sheer Ribbon.  I mounted all of that to the thick base. Then added the stitched square so it overlapped the ribbon.

The sentiment is three layers.  The first I stamped the outline in Sweet Sugarplum on Very Vanilla. The stamp is from the Lable Me Pretty set and I used the coordinating punch to cut it out.  I sponged that with Soft Suede and mounted it with Dimensionals. I used the Stitched Shapes dies to cut the small oval in Crumb Cake and then sponged it with Soft Suede.  The last layer is a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and punched with the Classic Label punch.  I put a bit of Soft Suede ink on the edges of this, but not much. The addition of a few pearls near the sentiment and up in the top left-hand corner and my attempt at Shabby Chic was done!