Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Secret Garden

Snow, Snow, and more snow! Yup, still snowing! But spring is right around the corner-along with Maple Syrup Season. Can't wait for some fresh syrup-Yummmmmmmmm!

Today I have a card I made with the Stampin' Up "Secret Garden' stamps set and dies  from the Spring Mini Catalog. I used the color combo from the 'Fab Friday' Challenge #12, to use Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum & Baja Breeze; the sketch from "Sunday Stamps #36", and I will also enter in the Crafty Cardmakers #85-Blooming Images-to have your focal be flowers.

 I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder  'Geometric Rings' for the background paper.  I inked my brayer with SU Bermuda Bay (closest I came to Baja Breeze) ink and ran it over the raised side of the embossing folder, inserted a piece of white CS and ran through my Cuttlebug. (There is a name for this technique-but for the life of me I can't remember-all I know is it starts with a 'B'! It will probably come to me about 3a.m.)  I Stamped the flower several times and colored with Copic markers. I cut 3 out with the matching die, then  fussy cut parts to layer them- three layers for the center flower, two for the outside 2 flowers. I stamped 2 leaf stems with Momento Bamboo Leaves, and added some detail with Copic marker G24. I cut one stem apart for the 2 side stems and layered them  under the flowers.
I stamped the sentiment from SU 'Happiest Birthday Wishes' with Momento Bamboo Leaves. Its matted on a scrap of green cardstock, then tied a piece of green ribbon (Offray) around.  I separated the layers of the flowers with foam dots. A little K&Co butterfly sticker finished it off.


  1. What beautiful flowers! I love the way you colored them. Thanks for the technique tip. Challenges are great for making us step out of our box and learn new things. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday this week!

  2. A very lovely looking card. Stunning colours and lovely design. Thanks for playing with us over at CCM this time and taking part in my blooming challenge.
    Love n hugs

  3. BEAUTIFUL job on this card. LOVE your flowers, the little details really make them pop! Thank you for joining in the fun at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you back again soon :)

  4. This is really pretty! I love how you made your own background paper with the embossing folder. Your watercoloring on your flowers looks awesome. Everything came together to make a stunning card. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  5. Beautiful card, with so many great techniques, lovely colours too.
    Thanks for joining us at CCM this week.
    Jules :)

  6. Great background! It's so crisp and clean and a great contrast to the flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  7. The inking on the embossing folder is magic! A lovely card and thanks for sharing with us at CCM this time.