Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cascading Mixed Bunch Card









I got this idea from another demonstrator but I used another stamp and punch.  I love my Mixed Bunch stamp set and coordinating blossom punch!  Below is another version:


I just thought it needed that Raspberry Ripple card stock to pop the colors out.  Which one do you like?  Here are my steps to create my card:


My base is Whisper White card stock cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  I cut off 1 1/4" off of the front then embossed with the Honeycomb  EF.  I stamped three flowers on a 3" by 5 1/2" Whisper White card stock and what they call fancy cutting.  Which just means you cut by hand and not a punch. Next I glued my flowers from above on the front of my card.  I did not have to be too particular because I later punched out some more flowers, put dimensionals on it and placed them on top.  This particular stamp set has three different flower patterns to choose from, so you can either use all the same flower as I did or mix them up.  Hence 'Mixed Bunch'.
 


Ah, but then the inside.  You can see I did not like my first stampin so I turned it over.  When I opened the card I did not like what I saw.  So.......

I punched out three flowers from the Blossom Punch out of Designer Series Paper or DSP and just covered them up.  Problem solved!  :-)  You have to like it when you can fix a problem.  Actually I do that a lot.  Many times I come up with something completely different then what I initially intended.  But I like it, so that works for me.


I like the honeycomb embossing folder with this too!


Add my Raspberry Ripple card stock 5 1/4 x 4.  I will probably stamp the inside with Whisper White Craft Ink.  And here is my finished project.


At the risk of sounding like a broken record, don't forget your envelope!  So what do you think?  Do you like it with or without the Raspberry Ripple card stock?

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The supplies I used are:

Stamp:  Mixed Bunch WM #128442 CM#125537

Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Raspberry Ripple #126842

Ink:  Marina Mist #126962, Daffodil Delight #126944 and Raspberry Ripple #126859

Accessories:  Blossom Punch #125603, Honeycomb EF #129378, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267.


I have a video coming soon about Braided card technique with stamping off and highlight flowers.  Until next time.