Monday, August 16, 2010

Finally... Greenhouse Garden!

Today's card is based on a card design by Silke Ludlow. It's the first time my Greenhouse Garden set has seen ink (it's terrible for a stamp set to sit on the shelf for two years, unloved!). It was tough to get the flowers done correctly without my stamp-a-ma-jig, which got left home. You see, the family took a quick overnight trip up to my FIL's 'cabin' up in the mountains. Not really a cabin – really a three bedroom second home, and it has a nice oval kitchen table, perfect for stamping (which I've done here many times before). My DH wanted our youngest DD, 12, to do a little astronomy with the telescope she won last year, so we headed up for the night. While she and dad were outside, oldest DD, 14, and I did some artsy stuff – she did some pencil drawings (loves to draw and has some talent, I might add) and I was busy making some cards. Anyhow, it was tough to line up the images for the two step stamping, but I finally got a few close enough. On all of the flowers, I stamped off once (stamped on my grid paper to remove some of the ink) before stamping the flower image onto Whisper White. The accent image is full strength ink. I'm so glad I threw in a package of aluminum circle tags, as I think it nicely finishes off the card, don't you?

 Stamp Sets: Greenhouse Garden, Best Yet (retired Hostess)
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi
Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Brads (medium size), Polka Dot Melon Mambo Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Aluminum Circle Tag (small, retired)
Tools: Scor-Buddy, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals


Cindy said...

Cheryl, I love the scoring along the sides of the WW card stock - it really adds the perfect frame for the flowers!

Yapha said...

Absolutely gorgeous!The colors look amazing together!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

Wow! This is stunning! I will definitely be CASEing this one!