Apr 04 2013

CCMC246 Secret Garden

Wow…these colors tricked me up a little!  I think it was the Island Indigo in there when I wanted to go floral and didn't have a green.  I knew I wanted to use the Sent with Love Designer Paper, too.  Originally, my thought was to use the coordinating Sent with Love stamp set…but the Secret Garden florals won out in my head (AND a couple of the other designers went with that set, so I'm glad I went with my second inclination!  lol!)


So…here is my creation using Secret Garden!



And, here are the details:

  1. The base 4 1/4 x 11 Real Red is folded in half to form the base card, the bottom I used the Corner Rounder Punch.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White and also rounded the bottom corners.
  3. I used a 2 1/4 x 5 piece of Sent with Love Designer Paper and cut the bottom with a flag end.
  4. I cut another 1 x 4 piece of coordinating Sent with Love Designer Paper and layered it on a piece of 1 1/2 x 4 Calypso Coral cardstock that I cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelits along the top and bottom.
  5. I wrapped around some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and tied a bow before adhering it to the top of the card.
  6. I stamped the carnation flower twice with Island Indigo Ink on Real Red cardstock, cut one out with the Framelits and then cut out the center piece by hand, then layered it on top.  I slighted ruffled the edges.
  7. Next I stamped the lily image with Island Indigo on Calypso Coral and cut with the Framelit.  I also stamped the leaves with Island Indigo on Whisper White and cut with that Framelit.
  8. I layered them all together on the front, the red carnation one is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  9. Finally, I thought the centers needed a little something, so I added a trio of Pearls to each.


I thought this was fun to combine the "masculine" feel of that DSP with the feminine flowers…and I think it works.  What do you think?



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7 People have left comments on this post

Apr 4, 2013 - 08:04:13
Deb said:

Love the dsp in the Sent With Love! And it looks so great on your card! And the extra layer on the flower is fantastic! Beautiful card, Connie!

Apr 4, 2013 - 09:04:55

I was tripped up by having Island Indigo instead of a green too!  I love the Secret Garden bundle and think that these colors do give it a masculine feel.  I love how your card turned out!  So many wonderful little touches added in!

Apr 4, 2013 - 08:04:26
Lisa Young said:

I really love how you used these colors with the Secret Garden set! I never would have thought to use blue for the leaves but it really works well! Your rocked those colors!

Apr 5, 2013 - 02:04:20

Your card has mega style and I LOVE the indigo leaves.  In my weird world leaves can be any color I want them to be.  The pearls are the perfect finishing touches.  Smiles, Elizabeth

Apr 5, 2013 - 09:04:09

What a great pattern to use for your banner. So striking against the flowers!

Apr 9, 2013 - 10:04:10
Lisa Martz said:

Really nice, Connie!  I love that you used the blue for the leaves and had some out of the box thinking.  Love the layout!  A stunning card!

Apr 9, 2013 - 10:04:56
melissa davies said:

Love how vibrant the flowers are – so tropical and warm!