Friday, 31 March 2017

Prototype Garden in Bloom

Hello, Crafters.

I'm making excellent progress with my swaps - I've now made 113! 

I probably won't have a chance to make any more today, but I'm confident I'll make enough by next Tuesday - so I'll have 120 for Amsterdam plus one for each of my March customers!

I had a design in my mind's eye for today's card and the finished card is quite close to that image!

However, I've called it a protoype because there are two or three things I want to add or change. 

I've also decided I'm going to make a video to show how I made it. 

The idea was to stamp some flowers down the right hand side of a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) but in a slightly crooked line, and then cut out the right hand side of the flowers to give the card a very uneven edge. 

Then I was going to adhere a strip of Sweet Sugarplum CS down the left hand side on the front of the card and another strip on the right hand side of the inside of the card. 

This would give a background that would help to accentuate the flowers. 

I stamped four flowers from the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set, two in Sweet Sugarplum Ink and two in Rich Razzleberry Ink. 

This is a two-step stamp, so I stamped the inside of the flowers using the same colour ink but stamping off once. 

I used Olive Green Ink to stamp some leaves on the left hand side of the flowers.

Like the flowers, this is a two step stamp, so I stamped the solid stamp off once before going onto my cardstock. 

Then I stamped four more flowers in the same way on scraps of Whisper White CS, and cut them out by hand. 

I painted the centres of these four flowers with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. 

I curled the petals gently and then adhered the flowers to match the position and colour of the flowers on the card front.
However, I didn't like the reverse side of the flowers, so I adhered a complete sheet of Sweet Sugarplum CS on the back of the Whisper White card front, and then the strip on the left hand side.

I chose the sentiment from the Birthday Blooms Stamp set and stamped it in Rich Razzleberry ink onto some Whisper White CS. 

I die cut it using the third largest Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I adhered this to the card front using Dimensionals.

The final touch was to adhere a layer of Sweet Sugarplum CS inside the card, and then a layer of Whisper White CS on top.  

I stamped  a Rich Razzleberry flower in the bottom left hand side. I also stamped the leaves. 

Unfortnately, I forgot to stamp off once so I used my Olive Green Marker Pen, the thin end, and I drew some veins on the leaves! 

I'm really pleased with the outcome of this card but I can see areas for "enhancements!" LOL! 

I'll have another play with this card over the weekend to include the enhancements and then I'll make a video!

That's about it for today! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. LOVE this card and can hardly wait for the video! This just shouts Spring ... the colours are delicious!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I've had more fun with this card this evening. I'll be making the video tomorrow ready for Sunday! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. I love this stamp set and I LOVE the card you made with it and can hardly wait to see the video! You are so creative!

    1. Hi, Joeytipping. I really enjoyed making this card although it didn't work out as planned. I had another go today and feel much happier with it, so I'll make the video tomorrow ready for Sunday! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.