Friday, July 3, 2020

Ornate Garden Suite

Last weekend we went to Christina Lake, my happy place other than my craft room. It was a little cool on Saturday morning so I spent the morning working on May and June Paper Pumpkins. I love Paper Pumpkin for this exact reason - I can take the kit camping and I don't need to bring half of my craft room to still have the enjoyment of card making. If I wanted to do alternatives to cards, I would have had to bring extra supplies but I was happy creating the cards exactly as they were planned. I promised myself back in April that I was never going to get that far behind on my Paper Pumpkins again so I wanted to share with you that I am completely caught up again. Here are some pictures of the cards from the kits.
May Paper Pumpkin:

June Paper Pumpkin:

I used the Ornate Garden Suite again for today's card. This is such a great suite with the dies, stamps, DSP, and ribbon.

I used a Bumble Bee card base. This is one of the new In Colours and is gorgeous! I used two different pieces of DSP from this suite which I matted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock. I wrapped a piece of the Old Olive ribbon around this where the two pieces of DSP meet. I feel it gives a more finished look to the card if you cover that join if at all possible. I attached this whole piece onto my card base using dimensionals.

I stamped the single flower image from the Ornate Style stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Then I cut out the image using the Ornate Layers dies which are part of the suite. I colored the stem and the flower center using Stampin' Blends and attached this piece to the card front using dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to cut out the sentiment. It looks like a die that cut it out but it was definitely the punch. This punch is so versatile. It has two different shape styles with three different sizes on each shape. The options are almost endless. Here are some pictures of how to use the punch to get the die cut look. First, you punch the left edge of the strip of cardstock and stamp your sentiment.

You need to save the little piece of cardstock that is left after you punch the left edge. Lay that piece on top of your sentiment piece where you would like the punched edge to be. You can either draw a line with a pencil and then cut the cardstock at this line or you can just trim the cardstock while holding the little piece so you know where to cut.

Turn the sentiment piece around and punch the right edge and you will have a perfectly centered sentiment with both edges punched.

I did the same procedure on a slightly wider piece of Basic Black cardstock to mat the sentiment piece. Once this was all finished, I attached the matted sentiment piece onto the card front using dimensionals.
To finish this card off, I used the Bumble Bee Gingham ribbon to tie a little bow and attached it to the flower image using a glue dot.

What I used for today's card:

I think this is a very happy card, I hope you enjoyed it. Give the punching trick a try even if you don't have this punch, it would work with another style. Stay healthy and keep creating!

1 comment:

  1. Great tip with the punch. I waste a lot of time trying to get it right and this is such a simple solution!