I love everything about the Frosted Floral Suite, and like
the Santa's Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP), I seriously
under-estimated the DSP! It's called Frosted Floral and
the designs and colours, which are all on a gorgeous
shimmery white Cardstock (CS), are stunning.
This suite would make a fantastic all year round suite! The
stamps are beautifully made to produce shaded images so
all the hard work is done for us. I chose the DSP before I
decided on the design of my cards,
and after that, I found it plain sailing.
The colours in the DSP are Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaroon
and Tranquil Tide, so I chose Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide
as my colour scheme for the image. I don't see this stamp
set as a Christmas set so I made my card a birthday card,
with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings.
At first I was planning on three identical sentiments using
Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Mint Macaroon. After I had
created them, it was obvious it was going to be rather
over-crowded so the Mint Macaroon banner bit the dust!
For the frame, I used the largest Stitched Shape Oval Die,
but it was just a tad too small for the branch of leaves image,
so I snipped the last piece off, and then cut a slight
curve to finish off the end.
I adhered the Whisper White CS oval onto a scalloped
oval in Tranquil Tide, and then I adhered the branch
with the leaves using Mini Dimensionals. I had stamped
and die cut four "thistles", but decided I only had
room for three with the banners.
The stems were quite long so I cut them down quite
considerably and tucked them under the branch.I used
the fourth "thistle" to decorate the inside of my card.
The card base is Mint Macaroon, with a layer of Tranquil
Tide and a top layer of the Frosted Floral DSP on the front,
and Whisper White on the inside. The ribbon I wrapped
around the middle is the Berry Burst Mini Ruffled ribbon.
I finished off the front of the card by adding some
Basic Pearls at the base of each Thistle, plus where the
two banners meet. I hope you've enjoyed today's project;
I certainly enjoyed creating it.
Hubby has two days off work, so today we are going down
to Brighton which is on the sunny, south coast. Tomorrow,
I'll give you a quick rundown on what we did, where
we went, and what we saw! ☺
I hope you have a lovely day, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.