Apr 09 2010

Stamping 411 – Greenhouse Garden

Time again for another sketch challenge from Stamping 411!  This was another fun one!  I decided to use one of the two-step stamping sets that is 20% off this month…Stampin' Up!'s Greenhouse Garden!  I just got it with my hostess credits last month!  I've always had my eye on it…but finally went and got it.

I started with a base of Lovely Lilac and added Almost Amethyst over top.  Can you see the sneak peek of an item in the Summer Mini?  Yep…the Square Lattice Impressions Folder will be in the new mini coming out May 1st!  It really is pretty, I'm sure I'll be using it a lot!


I stamped the large two-step flower in Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac for the center, then cut it out.  I stamped off with Rose Red ink twice for the small flowers and used the Rose Red full strength for the centers.  The medium flower was So Saffron with More Mustard center.  I added mini brads in the center and a Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad in the center of the large one.  All of then were cut out and placed on Whisper White with Stampin' Dimensionals or adhesive.


I used the Boho Blossoms punch for the small leaves and the 5 Petal Flower punch for the large leaves.  They were punched from Always Artichoke and I sponged around the edges.  I layered the Whisper White on Always Artichoke, and then a larger layer of Rose Red cardstock.  To finish, I tied a bow of White Satin Ribbon around the bottom of the Rose Red layer.


I like how this turned out!  I hope you check out the rest of the Stamping 411 operators to see what they've done this week!


Have a great weekend!


10 People have left comments on this post

Apr 9, 2010 - 10:04:57

Stunning color combo!  Amethyst is most certainly a color i'm going to miss.  Beautiful job Connie!

Apr 10, 2010 - 08:04:39
Lee said:

This is one of my favorite sets. I love your color choices and that new embossing folder. Just beautiful!

Apr 10, 2010 - 11:04:12
Kerin said:

This is gorgeous! I LOVE the color combo you used, and that new texture is perfect for this springy card!!

Apr 10, 2010 - 03:04:54

This is gorgeous Connie! I've always struggled with those colors, but you've used them beautifully here with that stamp set. Love it!

Apr 10, 2010 - 07:04:47
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is gorgeous!  I can't wait to see flowers like that outside.  Thanks for another great sneak peek of that folder.  I've been playing with it for the past two days.  Isn't it fabulous?

Apr 10, 2010 - 11:04:18
Lauren Y. said:

This is very beautiful!  Great color combo and sketch!

Apr 11, 2010 - 10:04:02
Kim P said:

Love this!  It's gonna be hard to say good bye to almost amethyst!

Apr 14, 2010 - 10:04:59

This card is gorgeous!  Love the color combo, layout, and that texture with it! 

Apr 18, 2010 - 02:04:21
Amy said:

This is gorgeous! I LOVE the color combo you used, and that new texture is perfect for this springy card!!

Apr 18, 2010 - 07:04:50

Another beauty Connie!! I love what you did with this stamp set and the colors are awesome!!