Saturday, 12 June 2010

Greenhouse Garden Get Well - For Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

I've got my friend Jan's Greenhouse Garden stamp set on loan. I wasn't sure if I liked it enough to buy it myself so she's very kindly letting me have some playtime with her set. When I saw the Stamp With Us challenge I thought it would be a perfect set to use for a get well card.

EDITED TO ADD: This card made the Top Spot at Stamp With Us, I'm so chuffed!

The card measures 5 3/4" square and is made with the lush Razzleberry CS, I love this colour! I stamped the flowers in Pale Plum and Rich Razzleberry inks. With the smallest flowers, I stamped them again, cut them out and I've popped them up. I've added olive crystals to the small flower centres. For the sentiment I inked it in Razzleberry ink but wiped off the ink from the 'soon' and then inked it with my Old Olive marker. The sentiment panel is popped up over the strip of ribbon. I added a flat bow made with the plain side of the ribbon. To finish off, I added 3 green candy dots at bottom left which I think balance the bow rather nicely.

I always decorate envelopes to match my cards even if it's only a stamp on the flap. Occasionally I'll get a bit more fancy with them. I don't always decorate the inside of my cards though. As the World Cup has started and Owen was watching football downstairs I thought I may as well stay in my craft room and take the time to go the extra mile for this card! I may well be decorating more insides of cards over the next few weeks LOL! Here's the photo showing the inside of the card and the envelope flap:

Stamps: SU! Greenhouse Garden & Sincere Salutations sets
CS: SU! Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Confetti White
Patterned paper: SU! Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: SU! Pale Plum & Rich Razzleberry ink pads & Old Olive marker
Tools: Plain & scalloped circle Nestabilities dies, SU! Eyelet Border punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Rich Razzleberry dotted ribbon, olive Swarovski crystals, Pebbles Inc. Spring Green Candy Dots, 3d foam pads



Deezines Art said...

This is such a lovely card - love all the sparkly centers on the flowers. This is one of my favourite stamp sets too - Jacqueline xx.

Paru Mahtani said...

Your cards are gorgeous!
Good luck!