Yay – my Flower Patch stamp set and Flower Fair Framelits Dies have arrived. These Big Shot friendly items are available as a bundle in the annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue. Bundles give you a 15% discount compared to purchasing the items separately – great value.
Catalogue bundles are available for the life of the catalogue but during the month of August, Stampin’ Up! is running a Big Shot promotion that features 5 limited time bundles. If you purchase a Big Shot during August then you get one of these exclusive bundles for FREE! WOW!!!
At my upcoming card classes this month I wanted to use some of the stamp & framelits bundles that are available. I also wanted to introduce photopolymer stamps to the class.
And when I saw the current Around the World Stampin’ Up! Challenges Sketch (AW22), I immediately thought of the Bordering Blooms stamp set for the wavy pattern and things just flowed from there. I imagined cutting the front panel with a framelit to make a frame around the stamp rather than matting an image on top – that love of negative spaces again I suppose!
So I designed my class card to meet the challenge sketch.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but two of the borders in Bordering Blooms are the same pattern as two of the flowers in Flower Patch so an easy choice to use both sets together. I love how not only do the stamps within a Stampin’ Up! stamp set work together – but often one stamp sets co-ordinates with other stamp sets too.
The card features the five new 2014-2016 In-Colors – all five in ink and three of the colours as cardstock as well. The colours work well together, and look great as flowers. I am sure my class attendees will find creating the flowers using 2-step stamping a breeze with the photopolymer stamps.
While there are many framelits in the Flower Fair Framelits that co-ordinate with the images in the Flower Patch set, for this card I only used one – the smallest to create the little embellishments on the front panel.
Positioning the greeting on the front panel was “easy peasy” with the clear photopolymer stamp. I’m loving these stamps!
The white bakers twine and pearl were the final touches.
I carried the card theme through to the inside of the card by stamping the Bordering Blooms images along one side.
If you haven’t already watched the Stampin’ Up!’s YouTube video about photopolymer stamps – you can check it out below. It has some great ideas.
Thanks “Around the World Stampin’ Up! Challenge” for providing me the inspiration for this card – I loved using several items from my stash of new products.
Even as a crafter not usually drawn to floral images – I know that I am going to get lots of use from the Bordering Blooms and Flower Patch sets and the matching Flower Fair framelits – as well as the new 2014-2016 In-Colors of course.
Until Next Time
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