Thursday, December 28, 2017

Southern Serenade

Southern Serenade, Stampin' Up!, Vertical Greetings

Today was the monthly stamping get-together at my friend's house, and she let me play with her Southern Serenade stamp set. Of course, I love it because it's a pretty floral design that I get to COLOR!

Southern Serenade, Stampin' Up!, Vertical Greetings

I discovered that the background lace patterned stamp mimics the general outline of the flower sprig. Since I was using Stampin' Blends to color, I had to use Memento black ink to stamp the image. I wanted a softer black lace background, so I stamped the lace off once before stamping the background. I like the look!

Southern Serenade, Stampin' Up!, Vertical Greetings

I added some Tutti-Frutti DSP to the card base, and then the lace background (on a black mat). The flower stem did take a bit of fussy-cutting, which left me wishing we had a die for it! But I think it was worth the effort so the background could show through. The flowers were popped up on mini dimensionals. A few pearls and a Calypso Coral Ombre bow, and it was complete!

 Image: Whisper White 2-1/4" x 4" (x 2, one for the flower to be cut out)
 Mat: Basic Black 2-3/8" x 4-1/8"
 DSP: Tuttu-Frutti 3" x 5-1/2" and 1" x 5-1/2" (overlap 1/2")
 Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4" x 11" scored & folded at 5-1/2"

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  1. That is a pretty card! Made me wish for spring.

    1. Thank you for letting me use your stamps! Wait until you see what's coming tomorrow!!!


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