Sometimes the unused pieces of prior projects can come in handy as a great starting point for a card. Today’s card features a beautiful collections of greens that are a perfect way to say, “hello.” Here’s my card:
Do you recognize the unused pieces on this card? The focal panel of green leaves is what was cropped out of the card I shared for last week’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop. Here’s a look at that card (you can click on the image below to see the original post for this project):
Can you see how the green panel on today’s card was cropped right out of the middle of this card last week’s card? If you missed the how-to’s of this project, I hope you’ll check out the blog post here.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Love of Leaves. I so love the Love of Leaves Bundle, new in Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog. The leaves are perfect for Fall, but they are just as gorgeous as other times of the year. Today’s card is a simple “hello” with beautiful greens and beautiful layers – there’s no time of year where this card isn’t perfect. Here’s a look at the Love of Leaves Bundle, which includes the Love of Leaves photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Stitched Leaves Dies: Two of my customers (independent of one another) asked with the big die in the bottom, right corner of the card is. I was able to point to a sample in the catalog but thought it might be fun to make a card with it to share with more than just time (if they missed it, then you may have missed it to). Here’s a closer look at the stitched pattern created with this fun die – I love that it pairs so well with the Stitched Leaves Dies:
- Botany Lesson. When I was in High School, I aced my biology leaf collection – I still remember a lot about leaves that are indigenous to South Carolina (where I went to school). Some of these stumped me, though, so I went on a scavenger hunt to find out what leaves are represented here. The answer came from a Stampin’ Up! designer on a demonstrator-only Facebook group – AND there’s a good reason I couldn’t identify many of the leaves. The leaves depicted are mostly from other countries. Here’s a rundown of the leaves depicted in this set, which are showcased with a little artistic license from the artists:
- Woolly Rambutan (Australia) – tall, thin leaf – first leaf on top row above
- Red Carabeen (Australia) / Beech (Europe, Japan) – short, scalloped leaf – second leaf on top row above
- Poplar – heart-shaped leaf – first leaf on bottom row above
- Hawthorne (Europe, New England) – long stem, large leaf – second leaf on bottom row above
- Horse Chestnut (Europe, Japan) – five-leaf compound leaf – third leaf on bottom row above
- Gorgeous Greens. While there are four greens in the panel of stamped leaves on this card (it includes Shaded Spruce, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green), I chose to accent the panel with just three of the greens – Pear Pizzazz (the panel with the stitched lines and small leaf), Shaded Spruce (the “hello” strip and frame for the Pear Pizzazz panel) and Old Olive (the base). If you like this gorgeous, green mix of Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Bundles: Love of Leaves Stamp Sets: Love of Leaves Papers: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Thick Whisper White Inks: Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green, Versamark Accessories: Stitched Leaves Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Designer Series Paper Sale
You know how much I love Designer Series Paper, right? I know you do, too – that’s why I’m excited to share that Stampin’ Up! is hosting a month-long Designer Series Paper Sale – 15% off select packs of papers from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog and August – December 2020 Mini Catalog. How fun! If you’d like to see all the papers that are on sale, please click on the document below:
If you’d like to see my favorite colors and cards with these papers, CLICK HERE.
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