Sunday, April 14, 2013


This month's featured stamp set is SECRET GARDEN.  This set has a matching Framelits Dies called Secret Garden that makes cutting these flowers and leaves out a breeze.  I can't tell you how many flowers and leaves I have cut out by hand.  This bundle speeds up card making and the hardest part is figuring how to place the framelit on the stamped image.  TIP - pick an unique petal on the flower and start your lining up there.  That has worked for me and my customers.  Also see tip below on how to keep the framelit lined up when running through the Big Shot.

Here are some cards I have made with the stamp set and framelits.  Enjoy!
Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist and Gumball Green

  Very vanilla, old olive, daffodil delight, cajun craze (rock and roll technique), tangerine tango and crumb cake.

 This is a card we are doing at a workshop for Mother's Day.  Changing the sentiment but not the idea.  Used the Windows framelits to make the template and sponged the Crumb Cake in the center.  As you can see I did NOT do a very good job lining up the framelit with the tangerine tango flower.  It actually was lined up but I didn't use the post it note trick to hold it in place.  If you don't know that trick -- here is a quick version.  Line up framelit on stamped flower.  Carefully take a post it note and with the sticky edge, stick to the framelit and paper.  Then put on your top plate and run through the Big Shot.  You can use the post it note multiple times.

Basic Gray, Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Jet Black StazOn, Aqua Painter, Secret Garden Framelits, Fancy Fold Folder, Labels Collectoin Framelit

Simple card, but can be very elegant.  Jazz it up with some ribbon and bling. This card was one that was in the Online Class that can be purchased. 

Very Vanilla, Rasberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake and Print Poetry DSP.
Check out pg. 17 in the Spring Mini - this is my version of the card featured on that page.  This uses clear embossing powder to really POP the colors.  Also uses the Woodgrain embossing folder and sponge on some Crumb Cake to bring out the woodgrain.

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1 comment:

  1. Very bright and pretty - love the softness of the middle two!