As soon as I saw the color combination for the FabFriday challenge that kicks off today, I knew I’d be working with new products from my Verdant Garden suite of products. While I thought I would be showcasing the GORGEOUS Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper (this paper is FILLED with amazing greens), really wanted to build my own background with patterns from the Verdant Garden stamp set and a sweet combination of green inks. Here’s my card:
- Verdant Garden & Verdant Lane. The background of this card is stamped with two pattern-builder stamps in Verdant Garden – such a great set! Here’s a look at Verdant Garden: I stamped the pattern in the bottom, left with Pear Pizzazz and the pattern in the bottom, right with Soft Sea Foam. Over and over, I stamped the patterns until they filled the page. The delicateness of Soft Sea Foam made Pear Pizzazz (also a soft green) appear rich and bold. While I didn’t showcase the Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper (that coordinates with this set) on this project, I want you to see how gorgeous it is. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the pages of the Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper:
- Tips for Stamping with Verdant Garden. When I first started playing around with the patterns in the Verdant Garden stamp set, I thought I’d be able to position the two stamps on my Stamparatus and build a pattern by rotating a square piece of cardstock on the base of the stamp positioning tool. After many tries, I realized the patterns aren’t designed to work that way. Instead, build a pattern that keeps the stamps in the same orientation over the whole pattern (the image on the stamp case shows how they should be positioned to achieve this). Whether you stamp above, below or beside one you just stamped, keep the stamps in the same up-and-down position every time. Here are some Stampin’ Up! samples of projects that showcase Verdant Garden stamp set and Verdant Lane Designer Series Paper:
- Good Morning Magnolia. Do you just love the sweet magnolia bud I’ve featured on my card? Both the bud and the “Hello” sentiment are from a new bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog called Good Morning Magnolia. What an amazing collection! Here’s a look at this must-have bundle: My card intentionally mixes Very Vanilla and Whisper White. Even though I used Very Vanilla on the base of green pattern, I stamped my flower on Thick Whisper White to make sure it was crisp and clean. The color challenge calls for Flirty Flamingo – and I had a plan from the start to include it. It’s there – although subtle and light, I lightly painted Flirty Flamingo on the flower with a Blender Pen.
Bundles: Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Sets: Verdant Garden, Good Morning Magnolia Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Very Vanilla, Thick Whisper White Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black Accessories: Magnolia Memory Dies, Tailored Tag punch, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday challenge blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I posted my 2019 Annual Catalog Product Shares this weekend – and I’d love for you to check them out. What a great way to “kick the tires” on all the wonderful, new papers, ribbons and embellishments in the new catalog!
Don’t Miss These Retiring Products. Stampin’ Up! announced the products that will retire on June 3 (or when products sell out). Please click on the picture below to read more about what’s retiring and why you have a limited time to grab up these items:A couple of weeks ago, I shared parades of prior cards with select retiring items. If you missed those posts, you can see them here:
- Select Retiring Stamp Sets (A-L) & a Parade of 46 Cards
- Select Retiring Stamp Sets (M-Z) & a Parade of 37 Cards
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