April 25, 2020


Stampin' Up! has a beautiful new suite out, called Ornate Garden. Although the entire suite is gorgeous, and I would love to have everything, I was particularly taken with the stamp set. Why? Because the flower images were screaming out to me to color them!

I just got this lovely set in my hands a few days ago, so yesterday I was anxious to get to work on the largest image of assorted flowers and leaves.

Once I'd finished coloring the image with Stampin' Blends, I decided to fussy cut the image. While I loved it as it was, I decided it would be even better if I added a few more flowers to give it a more realistic look. So I chose three of the flowers, stamped them on scraps of Whisper White, and colored them in with the same Stampin' Blends.

Of course, once those flowers were stamped, they needed to be fussy cut:

After carefully putting the flowers in place over their counterparts 
with Stampin' Dimensionals, this is how it looked:

I was pleased with it so far, but wasn't confident on how to proceed to use it on a card. 

Below is what I finally decided upon. Somehow a bouquet of flowers such as this almost insists that it be placed within an oval setting. Do you agree?

With the popped up flowers and a few of the Noble Peacock Rhinestones (which are on the Retiring List at only $4.40!), as well as the white panel against the white card base, the card has a modest, but pleasing, amount of dimension.

Following is a list of the Stampin' Blends I used in my bouquet: Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Balmy Blue, Light and Dark Rococo Rose, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Light Mango Melody and Light Pumpkin Pie.

The following photo spotlights the background upon which the oval rests. I wanted something simple, not overpowering, so decided upon the Subtle embossing folder page 199 of the Annual Catalog, and NOT retiring! Yay!)

It was such a pleasure to create this card, and makes me smile when I look at the cheery spring bouquet. I wish spring would arrive around here!



  1. I hope spring arrives for you soon, Linda! Your card is definitely a beautiful reminder that it is on the way. it would be perfect for any occasion. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful designs and inspiration with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Take care and stay well. Have a lovely week.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, April! Today it is raining, so maybe that will help with the arrival of spring. I hope you and yours stay safe and well also.

  2. That is such a pretty set and I definitely think those added 3-d flowers just make the card. Pinned.

  3. love the garden tiles so pretty and colorful thanks for sharing
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  4. So lovely and cheerful! Terrific work!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Creative Compulsions!

  5. The 3-D effects are beautiful with these flowers. Such a pretty card. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you, Donna! I love doing pieces like this one.