Friday, 30 August 2013

Secret Garden florals with Itty Bitty Banners

The new Stampin' Up seasonal Catalogue has just been released but I'm not ready to leave the flowery projects behind just yet. My tiny garden has put on a lovely display this year - and there have been plenty of flowers blooming on my stamp shelves too! It's great fun to use floral stamp sets to stamp a whole sheet of A4 with a design and then chop it up to make card toppers - like this one:


I chose one outlined and one solid flower image and stamped them randomly, filling some of the gaps with the leaf image. Some of the outlined blooms were coloured with ink and an aquapainter and some were left uncoloured, and I added centres to the flowers using markers. Finally I sponged a little Island Indigo ink in any gaps that were left.


The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners. I quite often use it like this with only one ribbon-tailed side showing as if it's been folded behind the panel.


You don't need many supplies to make these kind of cards and it's fun to combine different colours giving a new look each time. Why not add a touch of glitter or a few gems too?!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Secret Garden, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Card stock: Whisper White 
Other: Markers, aquapainter
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We went to visit my sister and her small son yesterday. After lunch we made the most of the good weather by going round to the park - a great space with the sort of innovative equipment that interested even my jaded teenagers. We had a lovely time but the highlight was a comedy moment when one woman shouted: "I want to go now! I've been here for three hours and I don't even live here! I only came here to go shopping!" Her daughter got off the zip wire reluctantly. "None of the other mums are moaning," she was heard to mutter as she was dragged away.

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you very soon,

16 comments:

  1. What gorgeous summery cards, and so quick to make too. Must try this idea when Mr Mojo has gone away for the day LOL !!

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  2. Beautiful cards Vicky-Gorgeous mix of colours and shapes of flowers,I love how you have stamped the large sheet and then chopped it down-i might have to have a play at that!
    Nessa xxxx

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  3. What gorgeous cards Vicky, lovely colours and great stamps

    Anne

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  4. You make it sound so easy Vicky! I love the watery blooms and gorgeous splashes of colour. Haven't we been spoilt with the weather this year? It's been brill. x

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  5. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card.... Love those Flowers.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  6. Beautiful
    I love all your little thank you notes

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  7. Hey Vicky: These cards are really beautiful!! Not only the flowers but the colors, love them.

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  8. I just love the way you do this stamping Vicky, it's so pretty! I'm trying to resist looking in the new catalogue:)
    Val x

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  9. What a gorgeous summery card. Let's hope the sun shines on us a bit longer! x x

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  10. What a great idea Vicky to stamp a whole sheet of A4 and then cut it into toppers. Love your choice of colours too.

    Kat xx

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  11. These are beautiful Vicky, I love the shading and these sweet floral image are gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful cards Vicky, your choices of colours and stamps are wonderful.

    Bev :)

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  13. There you go again making miles out of those stamps!! lovely colours together and a great way to rustle up a set of notecards :0)
    I really laughed about the lady in the park.... I've often felt like shouting something like that!!
    Jenny x

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  14. Love how you made these Vicky, the colours are fab!
    Suzi B xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x