With the release of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Retiring List earlier this week, I’ve been busy sorting my stamps. Although I’m super excited about the awesome new sets to come (wait until you see them — WOW!!!), I’m also a bit ‘bummed’ to lose so many favorites this year.
So I’ve pulled out a few of those to use just a little longer. Though I know you’re anxious to see some new product sneak peeks (coming as soon as the UPS man does!), I hope you won’t mind a few ‘goodbye’ shares, too.
Garden in Bloom Wreath Card
For my first ‘goodbye’ share, I’ve used the Garden in Bloom set to make a layered white-on-white wreath card.
White is such a lovely color, even for layering on itself. Plus, it shows off every other color beautifully, including the ones I used on this card:
When I joined Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, Garden in Bloom was the first set that I had to have, and it’s still my ‘go to’ set for many occasions.
I love the watercolor style of the images, and that this set includes a butterfly and a bumblebee — my favorite bugs! The sentiments are also super sweet, and perfect for encouragement cards — my favorite cards to make.
Here’s one of my favorite cards that I made not long ago with Garden in Bloom. On this one, I only added the detail layer to the butterfly, because I thought it made it stand out more, to match the sentiment.
Goodbye, Garden in Bloom. I think I’ll miss you most of all.
Tips to Make the Wreath Card
Want to make this card? Here are the supplies you’ll need, plus some tips for putting it together.
Links to all supplies are included at the end of this post.
Stamps: Garden in Bloom (retiring May 31st!)
- Whisper White Cardstock
- 4-1/4 x 5-1/2-inch standard card base
- One 4 x 5-1/4-inch piece
- Berry Burst cardstock
- Two 4 x 1/2-inch strips
Inks: Versamark clear embossing ink; Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist, and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pads
Other: Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder, Gold 1/8-inch Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, heat tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, corner rounder, Paper Snips, SNAIL adhesive, foam adhesive strips, Mini Glue Dots.
- If you don’t have a wreath positioning tool, use a circle die, stencil, or other circular object and a pencil to trace a light circle on the 4 x 5-1/4-inch Whisper White piece, as a template for your wreath.
- Stamp the base flower image in Berry Burst ink several times around the circle, being careful to space the images fairly evenly apart. Then overstamp the flower images with the detail layer in Rich Razzleberry.
- Stamp the base leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink between each flower pair, then overstamp them with Garden Green.
- Mask all of the sentiment except ‘Friends’ with a post-it or masking tape. Then ink the stamp in Versamark clear embossing ink, and remove the mask before stamping it. Finally, heat emboss the sentiment in gold.
- Attach one Berry Burst cardstock strip to the stamped piece with SNAIL adhesive, about 1/4 inch below the wreath. Then attach the other strip about 1/4 inch below the first.
- Round the corners of the image piece with a corner rounder.
- Use foam strips, dimensionsals, or ‘Fun Foam’ sheets to attach the image piece to the card base.
- Add a mini rhinestone to the center of each flower, for a fun finishing touch.
- Finally, cut two lengths of Gold 1/8-inch Ribbon, and tie them together into one bow. Fan out the ‘ears’ of the bow, and then use a couple Mini Glue Dots to attach it to your card.
Interested in the supplies that I used on this card? They’re all available to order 24/7 through my online shop.