I know the flowers are baby cottage roses in today’s card, but the “floating” flowers remind me of a lotus. The Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper has such pretty subtle patterns, I thought I would mix in a little Basic Black. I like the outcome. The Basic Black mat layer gives this design a bit of pizzazz! A Petal Pink or Smoky Slate layer would to the same.

I am, by no stretch of the imagination, an expert with Stampin’ Blends. Today, they worked well for me. Not wanting to sponge or use a Blending Brush to color the flowers, the Blends gave me more defined color. I am happy with the outcome.

This truly is a quick and easy card. The layer dimensions and a brief “how to” are below.

Today’s Card Bits &Pieces

  • The Very Vanilla card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • I cut the Basic Black layer 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Smoky Slate leaf pattern paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I cut the Petal Pink striped layer 3 1/2″ wide x 3 1/4″. long. With the striped pattern facing you, start at the top left corner and gently tear the paper toward you on the diagonal to the right edge.
  • Years ago, before we had detailed layering dies, we tore paper often to give our projects visual interest.
  • To make this layer look a little more “vintage”, you can lightly sponge a little ink over the torn edge. I chose not to for today’s card.
  • I used the large die cut from the Cottage Dies and the coordinating Designer Series Paper pattern to cut the flower images.
  • Light Calypso Coral and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends gave me the color for the flowers and I used a Light Just Jade Bland for the leaves.
  • Overall, it took very little time to “prep” my card pieces.
  • I adhered all the layers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and attached them all with glue.
  •  I love how the Champagne Rhinestones look with this suite, so I added a little sparkle to the sentiment.

So, pull out the products from your Abigail Rose Suite, die cut a few flowers, add some color and create something with a little pizazz!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


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