I have had the BEST time stamping and punching with the Birthday Blossoms stamp set and the Pansy Punch. Of these three cards I can’t decide which I like best – – so I’m featuring all three!
Here I’ve used the new Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack. The design I chose is small and doesn’t compete with the fine lines of the stamped flower. The added details in the paper do, however, succeed in dressing up the punched flower in a surprising, fresh way.
I Love Me Some Punches!
Don’t forget (because I almost did) that the Bird Builder Punch has a leafy branch. I punched several branches out in Wild Wasabi, trimmed a few here and there, and then tucked the pieces behind the flowers. Then I used the flower punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack in Basic Black to create the stamens. I added the greetings with the Large Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch and was almost done.
Completing the Garden Theme:
I LOVE the look of Stampin’ Up!’s new Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Used as a background in the Wisteria Wonder card, it reminds me of my Godmother’s garden in the French Quarter. She lived in an old historic home that had a tall brick wall that enclosed her patio. Flower boxes and other design elements adorned the beautiful, ancient brick. I can still smell the dampness of it. Fond memories.
Our Striped Scallop Thinlit is a nice background for flowers too. It reminds me of a trellis.
Note: For the first card, I cut the thinlit in both Whisper White and Smoky Slate. For my two-toned look, I took the small cut-out Smoky Slate pieces and filled in the vacancies of the Whisper White.
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