One of my favorite stamp sets available this year from Stampin’ Up!® during their annual Sale-A-Bration event is definitely the Flowering Fields set. I grew up in the middle of nowhere countryside in Tennessee, so I’ve always loved wildflowers and this set captures them beautifully.
The inspiration for my card today was a beautiful tone-on-tone card created several years ago by Catherine Pooler for her StampNation site. In fact, it was the very first CPTV video she posted there. I decided to pair her tone-on-tone idea with a sketch to create this birthday card.
I started by embossing my white panel with the polka dot embossing folder then wrapped it with a piece of white satin stitched ribbon placing it per the sketch.. Next, I stamped my images on small squares of white cardstock. I colored them using Blushing Bridge, So Saffron, and Mint Macaron inks using a blender pen then finishing each with some clear Wink of Stella. I then matted each with squares of coordinating colors of cardstock.
I added the embossed panel to an A2 top-folding card base using some Dimensionals. I then added the matted squares following the sketch layout. To dress things up a big, I added a scattering of 5mm iridescent sequins around the card adhering them with mini glue dots.
For the inside of my card, I stamped the same images in the lower left corner. I inked each stamp using Stampin’ Write markers in the same colors I used for the front of the card. Again, I finished each off by adding some clear Wink of Stella. Finally, I added the birthday sentiment from Butterfly Basics.
If you like this stamp set, you can get it free with any $50 purchase (before tax & shipping), but time is running out! Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31 and this stamp set, along with all the other 2016 Sale-A-Bration items, will be retired. If you would like to place an order, please visit my online shop and use the March hostess code (ZYNU6SSD). If you’re unsure where/how to enter the hostess code, you can learn more here. You can view the PDF version of both Sale-A-Bration flyers, as well as the current Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog by clicking here.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Freshly Made Sketches – the current challenge is sketch 229.
- Pals Paper Arts – the current challenge is a color challenge.
- Less is More – the current challenge is polka dots.
Until next time …