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Here is the card that I made using a stamp set I used in my tutorial bundle project. The flowers in the Climbing Orchid Stamp Set are just gorgeous! There are framelits that coordinate, and you can save 10% if you buy them as a bundle.


Believe it or not, this card design started life as a scrap of Thick Whisper White cardstock that I’d hacked into because I needed two circles for another project! So when I plucked it out of my container where I keep a bunch of pre-cut card bases, I had an idea to have the orchids peeking out from the background through the circles. Funny where ideas come from, isn’t it? So I cut circles to fit the openings with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, and then cut out the centre of these with the Layering Circle Framelits Dies so that I could frame the circles. Next, I cut a piece of Whisper White as a backing for the card front, and used sponge daubers to lightly apply some colour with Soft Sky and Powder Pink inks. I sprinkled the sponged area with water droplets to give a lightly distressed look. I stamped the large and small spotted orchids in Rich Razzleberry ink and die cut them, shaped them with a bone folder, and pulled some of the ink from the centres using a Clear Wink of Stella Brush. I stamped the flower centres in So Saffron and blended in some Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry using watercolour pencils and an aqua painter before stamping the detail in Elegant Eggplant and die cutting. The petals were adhered using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the flower centres were attached with dimensionals.


I laid the flowers where I wanted them and lightly marked the edges, removed the flowers and stamped the stems in Garden Green ink. I stamped the buds in Rich Razzleberry ink and used the aqua painter to pull some colour into the centres. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then the sponged panel adhered to the inside of the card front using Tombow. The flowers were then attached using dimensionals. To finish off my card I adhered some sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment pack. I really love these sequins; they include three sizes and come in the most beautiful colours.


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8 Comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Gail and love how your design came about! Glad to be sharing this adventure with you – Angela xx

  2. Stunning comes to mind, the colours are so pretty Gail

  3. Just STUNNING Gail! So wonderful to see you part of this wonderful design team! Congratulations! Your work is always so wonderful.

  4. WOW WOW WOW! This is a fabulous use of the orchid set. And your stamping and blending of colors is masterful. I guarantee it will be CASE’d, although I’m sure without your finesse. Thanks for sharing your artistry.

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