I wasn’t sure what I was going to make for today’s card so I took a little stroll through the May 2022-April 2023 Annual Catalog and found this pretty card using the Cottage Rose Stamp Set and Cottage Flowers Dies! I used some of the pretty Vellum Basics 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper for the vellum strip and instead of a single die cut flower – I went with the double flower. So pretty and the whitewash technique is easy!
Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink I stamped the large rose and leaf image onto a Smoky Slate panel four times, making sure to turn the stamp each time. I used the light shade of an Old Olive Stampin’ Blend to color in all of the leaves and the light shade of a Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend to color in the tiny flowers. Next came the fun part! I used a Blender Pen to color in white pigment ink onto all areas of each flower petal where there were no stamped lines. Once the white ink dried, I reapplied some of the ink on the tips of the flowers as this ink dries much lighter.
I added a 1-1/4″ strip of the Vellum Basics 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper to the center of the card. Before adhering this strip down I determined the placement of my sentiment label first and only applied glue to the vellum where the sentiment label would hide the adhesive. Glue shows through vellum! I added very small pin drops of glue on the right and left side of the vellum to secure the edges. The panel was then adhered to the card front.
From white cardstock, I die cut the double, open flower image using the Cottage Flowers Dies. After trimming the stems of the flowers, I adhered them to the center of the card, then adhered the sentiment label using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The bottom edge of the sentiment label was positioned slightly below the bottom edge of the vellum strip.
On the inside panel the large rose and leaf image was partially stamped onto the lower left using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I then adhered the panel to a Smoky Slate mat and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.
The same large rose and leaf image was stamped onto the envelope front and the smaller rose image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was used to stamp onto the envelope flap.
You can download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.
New Kit Added to the Kits Collection – Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit
Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit is filled with geometric shapes and unique kaleidoscopic patterns. It’s time to give a card that no one will forget!
The kit includes:
- 9 full-size cards, 3 each of 3 designs, measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) and 9 coordinating envelopes.
- One photopolymer stamp set with all-occasion sentiments that go beyond the basics.
- One Gray Granite Stampin’ Spot.
- 9 peek-through laser cuts that can easily be layered to create a kaleidoscopic effect.
- Precut die cuts that are lined with gold foil, perfect for all your stamped sentiments.
- Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive, and Foam Adhesive Strips.
- Gold, pearlized embellishments.
- The coordinating colors are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, and Petal Pink.
- Each project takes less than 60 minutes to complete!
This Kit includes some great sentiments. Have a peek!
If you are not familiar with the Kits Collection – give them a try. Kits are a great option for beginner card makers, experienced card makers and those who have busy schedules! Click here to shop the Kits Collection now.
Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives are Here!
Stampin’ Up! is offering Online Exclusive products for you to shop! There are some fun new products so be sure to check them out! As the name suggests, these are products that you can only order online – you won’t find them in any catalog!
Click here to view all of the new items available in my online store. You’ll find a suite of products, several bundles, punches, kits and more!
There is no end date for the sales period! Some products will be reordered when inventory is low, and others will only be available while supplies last. This way we can offer even more new products throughout the year. New products mean new inspiration and new ways to express your creativity!
Ten Years of Growth – March Paper Pumpkin Kit!
It’s Paper Pumpkin’s 10-year anniversary and we want to celebrate how much we’ve grown! This month’s kit is all about happy greetings, organic and botanical designs digitally painted by Stampin’ Up! artists, along with all-occasion sentiments to celebrate the happy moments in life and recognize the people around you who help you grow!
And as part of the anniversary celebration, the March Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a FREE GIFT featuring a plant and pot builder to make all your projects plant-astic! Take a look!
The kit includes:
- All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
- An all-occasion stamp set to recognize the people in your life who help you grow with greetings and beautiful botanical images.
- 1 Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Spot
- Paper pieces and embellishments with digitally-painted designs and images.
- Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- 1 FREE additional stamp set, which includes a plant and pot builder to make plant-astic projects!
- Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
- Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Coastal Cabana, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Crumb Cake
In order to receive the March Paper Pumpkin Kit – Ten Years of Growth – you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than March 10!
You can click here to view the Flyer for the Ten Years of Growth Paper Pumpkin Kit.
If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. The subscriptions are for month-to-month, 3-months, 6-months or 12-months and you can start, pause or stop your subscription at any time. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.
March Host Code
Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the March Host Code – QYAWQE9K. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (you’ll still receive the free gift, though).
I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.
Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.