May 18, 2011

The Retired Garden Whimsy

OMGosh……this one got by me!  Stampin’ Up retired this set and I never got to use it until now.  Has that happened to you?  I was going thru my stamp sets the other day and happened to come across this one and noticed I had not even taken it out of the box and have not done one thing with it.  So I had to knock the dust off and put it to use at least one time. *smile*


I did put it all together with this year’s colors, Pear Pizzazz and Pacific Point.  The flower is a mounted Boho Blossom punch.  The center is made from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Remember in an earlier post about flower soft?  I only needed just a small amount, so I got that paring knife out and scraped on some Daffodil Delight card stock until I was able to get all that I needed.  A little added texture to the butterfly came from using my 1/8 and 1/4 inch circle punches.  Textured card stock was used in P. Pizzazz and P. Point while Whisper White smooth card stock provided the background for the stamped areas.

You know I was thinking as I was using the swirl stamp “the time to be happy is now…the place to be happy is here”  could actually be used on a party invitation.  I decided to hang on to this set for a while longer. *smile*

The inside ~


I saved the larger butterfly for the inside.  I stamped it twice, cutting out only the two larger wings and mounting them with dimensionals on the first stamped butterfly.  Following suit with the butterfly on the front, I used the 1/8 and 1/4 inch circle punches for the wings and antennas.


Supplies needed ~ all are SU! unless otherwise noted

  • Card stock – P. Pizzazz, D. Delight, P. Point and W. White
  • Stamps and Ink – Garden Whimsy and P. Point
  • Punches – Boho Blossom, 1/8 and 1/4 inch circle
  • Misc. – P. Pizzazz ribbon and silver halfbacks from my stash


Here’s a quick peek at tomorrow’s card.


See You Then!

As always…..A HUGE thank you for stopping by!!!




Debbie Henderson said...

This happens to me all the time. Especially with the mini's. By the time the catalog expires, I don't get the chance to show everything I purchased! What a cute card!

Connie B. said...

YOur cards are so cheery... Love the color combo and the stamp set. Why did they retire such a great stamp set? Great blog, too.

Carla said...

I love it... so clean and crisp. Beautiful layering... wow!!! Love the details. Hugs,

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