Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stampin' Up! Delightful Garden in Bloom

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

I FINALLY sent my JULY Garden in Bloom card kits out yesterday. I can't believe it took me THIS long to get them done!! This summer was just too crazy busy to do much stamping. Now that school has started, I'm hoping to get back into my regular stamping groove.

These are all four of the cards in the kit. Today I will be sharing the two made with Delightful Dijon. I had wanted to make them using Hello Honey because I thought it would be cute with the whole bee theme going on. But then I grabbed the wrong paper and stamped with the wrong ink and just decided to "let it go". ;)

Both of these cards use the new In-Color Delightful Dijon. If you do not have that ink color yet, you could also use Crushed Curry or Hello Honey. If you change the ink color, you might want to change your card base color as well.

I also used Memento Tuxedo Black ink but you could use our regular Basic Black ink. I like the Memento ink better as it tends to stamp darker. There is a new Archival Basic Black ink available in the Holiday Catalog that I'm looking forward to trying out.

And don't forget that when stamping with Photopolymer stamps, you get a better stamped image if you stamp on something "soft". I place one of the Stampin' Up! piercing mats under my Grid Paper and stamp on that.

And now to the cards!!!

Delightful Garden #1

Stamps: Garden in Bloom, Endless Birthday Wishes (sentiment)
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Delightful Dijon
Accessories: Hexagon Hive Thinlit, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Washi Label Punch, Linen Thread, Retired Button, Retired Black Grograin Ribbon

Kit Includes:

1 - Whisper White sheet for stamping
1 - Delightful Dijon card base
1 - Basic Black card front
1 - Whisper White card front
1 - Whisper White sheet cut using the Hexagon Hive Thinlit
1 - Crumb Cake piece for stamping
1 - Whisper White piece punched out using Washi Label punch
1 - Burlap Ribbon
1 - Gold Sequins
1 - Black Grosgrain ribbon
1 - Button
2 - Linen Thread: 1 short and 1 long


Place the cut out hexagon piece over your Whisper White card front. You will be using it like a stencil. Using Delightful Dijon ink, sponge ink onto your card front. Move the "stencil" around to get as much ink on as you would like as there are some "blank spots" on the stencil.
Adhere the Basic Black card front onto the Delightful Dijon card base.
Adhere the Whisper White card front (with the sponged on "honeycomb") onto the Basic Black card front.
Stamp your Endless Birthday Wishes sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the Whisper White Washi Label.
Adhere the Burlap Ribbon to your card front using Liquid Glue or Glue Dots.
Attach the Washi Label sentiment to the top of the Burlap Ribbon using Liquid Glue or Glue Dots.
Stamp the flower outline (big and small) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
Cut out both flowers.
Stamp the center of the flower using Delightful Dijon ink.
Stamp the outline leaves and bee stamp onto Crumb Cake cardstock.
Cut out both images.
Glue the leaves underneath the large flower image.
Attach large and small flower and bee image to card front using Dimensionals.
Using the small piece of Linen Thread, tie a bow on your button.
Adhere button onto top corner of Burlap Ribbon using Glue Dots.
Tie a sort of "loose" lasso with the longer Linen Thread. I wrapped it around two of my fingers and then tied a knot around it to keep it together.
Attach your "lasso" under your large flower using Glue Dots.
Separate the Gold Sequins from their thread.
Attach the single sequins randomly on your card front using Glue Dots.
Tie the black grosgrain ribbon on the top of your card.

Lots of little bits and pieces on this card!! :)

Delightful Garden #2

Stamps: Garden in Bloom
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Dijon Envelope Paper, Pretty Petals DSP, Vellum
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black (for stamping on vellum), Delightful Dijon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Honeycomb EF, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Delightful Dijon Marker, Paper Lace Doily, Black Candy Dot, Gold Organdy Ribbon (Retired)

Kit Includes:

1 - Delightful Dijon card base
1 - Whisper White sheet for stamping
1 - Whisper White card front embossed with the Honeycomb EF
1 - Delightful Dijon Envelope Paper with stripes
1 - Pretty Petals DSP black strip
1 - Vellum square for stamping
1 - Whisper White 2 1/2" circle
1 - Paper Lace Doily
1 - Delightful Dijon small strip
1 - Candy Dot black
1 - White Baker's Twine
1 - Vintage Faceted Button
1 - Gold Organdy ribbon


Adhere the embossed Whisper White card front to the Delightful Dijon card base. I use liquid glue when gluing down embossed cardstock. 
Adhere the Dijon striped piece to the bottom of the card.
Adhere the black Pretty Petals strip slightly over the Dijon stripes.
Stamp the sentiment onto the lower portion of the Whisper White circle using using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Adhere the Paper Lace Doily under the Whisper White circle.
Cut a "tail" on the Dijon small strip. Glue it under the sentiment.
Attach the Whisper White circle to your card front using Dimensionals.
Stamp the flower outline using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Stamp the solid flower color using Delightful Dijon ink.
Cut out the flower and adhere underneath the circle. Cut off any unnecessary petals.
Add the Black Candy Dot to the center of the flower.
Stamp the bee image onto the vellum using Black Staz-On ink. If you do not have Staz-On ink you will have to stamp your bee on Whisper White cardstock as regular black ink will smear on vellum.
Color the center of the bee with the Delight Dijon marker.
Attach bee to top of circle using Dimensionals.
Tie white baker's twine in Vintage Button. Attach with Glue Dots.
Tie Gold Organdy ribbon around card and trim.

Yay!! Now you have your first two cards completed!!

Stop back by on Thursday to see details and instructions for the other two Garden in Bloom cards.

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