Garden Whimsy

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August Stamp Class cards


August Stamp Class

This month we did 2 different techniques and also made a Gift Card Holder shown in this post. The 2 techniques were Faux Tearing and Emerging Colour.

The Faux Tearing card (the blue card) is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from Marelle Taylor’s July Stamp-A-Stack cards shown here. I just loved the colour combination and the simplicity of this card was appropriate for a class card.

The other card is the Emerging Colour. A tutorial for this technique can be found here on SplitCoastStampers. They are a great resource for techniques, projects and samples using Stampin’ Up stamp sets. If you haven’t been to SplitCoastStampers before then make sure you can spare some time as you might be there for a while…..hahaha.

Faux Tearing
Stamp sets: Paisley Background, Garden Whimsy
Card: Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, copy paper.

Emerging Colour
Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers, Priceless
Card: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Accessories: Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Rhinestone Brads (Fire & Ice)

Subtle Whimsy

Today’s card is another using the Garden Whimsy set. New things I’ve used in this card are the stamp set, Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon and Almost Amethyst designer series paper from the Palette O’Prints promotion in May.

The colours I’ve chosen are from the Colour Coach.

Garden Whimsy 1


Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Almost Amethyst DSP
Inks: Almost Amethyst, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon, Slit Punch, Crafters Tool Kit (Paper Piercing template & tool), Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Birthday Wishes

That’s right another post from me and hopefully more of them to keep coming each day or at least every couple of days.

I’ve been setting a challenge for myself to use at least 1 new item in every card. That could be a stamp set, ribbon, embellishment, tool (punch, Crop-A-Dile, etc), new In Colour cardstock and/or inkpad or double-sided designer series papers. I don’t want to get to the end of the new IB&C and realise I have so many things that I never got around to using but had purchased with all good intentions of doing so, like last IB&C. I don’t know how many stamp sets were not inked at all or only inked a few times.

In today’s card I’ve used a few new items. The stamp set (Garden Whimsy), the double-sided paper (from the Palette O’ Prints May Promotion), the scallop circle punch and the Crop-A-Dile (to make the faux brads). That’s 4 new items in one card. Pretty good, don’t you think?

Now to show you the card.

Garden Whimsy 2

The colour selection is from the Stampin’ Up Color Coach. Chocolate Chip, So Saffron (the double-sided designer series paper from the May Palette O’Prints Promotion), Almost Amethyst and Rose Red. I’ve also used Garden Green on the flower.


Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, So Saffron DSP.
Ink: Rose Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin’ Dimensionals.