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Sweet Floral Happiness Abounds in Opulance

Well. Stamping Friends! Welcome and thank you for joining me for another Stamping with Friends Blog Hop!  If you are new to my blog, Stamping with Friends is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who share our love of card making with you through monthly blog hops with various themes. If you are following the hop, then you'll have just popped over from Kristie Wilson's blog.  I hope you took a minute to leave a comment for her as I'm sure she'll appreciate it just as much as I will.  If you are starting the hop with me, thank you so much and I hope you enjoy what I and the other hoppers have prepared for you today! 

The theme for today's hop is "Flowers". I chose to start using products from the newly released 2022-2023 Annual Catalog so today's card features the Happiness Abounds Bundle and two of
the new In-colors: Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet.  I also used a new technique that I'd learned in the Creativate Spring '2022 Retreat called the "bubble technique".

The inspiration for the layout of my card came courtesy of the SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge (SC904).  As you'll see shortly, I took a couple of liberties to make this card.

The sketch didn't include measurement so I kinda had to wing it there and I'll share those measurements with you: 


Card base (Basic White): A2 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Basic White:
    Layer 1: 4" x 5 1/4"
    Layer 2: 3 3/4" x 5" (I cut 2 pieces)
    Layer 3: 1 3/4"x 5"
    Basic White:  (2) 1 1/4" square; (1) 1 1/2" square
Sweet Sorbet: (2) 1 3/8" square
Parakeet Party: 1 5/8" square

I added a small hint of color to the 3 3/4" panel using the bubble technique, then using the Fern 3D embossing folder and the mini Stampin' Cut 'n Emboss machine I added some texture.  After which I added a little more color by using the blending brushes in Parakeet Party. I used the bubble technique again on the 1 3/4" panel to add some color then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment about mid-way. Next, using adhesive, I added the 1 3/4" panel to the 3 3/4" panel.

I cut the squares as indicated in the measurements and stamped and colored the images after which I adhered them to the coordinating color mat layer.

On a piece of scrap basic white, I stamped and die-cut the floral and leaf images in Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party respectively.  I used the wink of stella pen to apply color to the images. I adhered two of the die-cut leaves to the floral image using some glue dots, then added Stampin' dimensionals to the entire floral image.

Lastly, I assembled it all to create the complete card.  So what do you think of my card? Leave me a comment or 2 and let me know.  Stay tuned for a video and a FREE tutorial on how I created this card.

Are you enjoying the new catalog so far? I hope so because I truly am and I can't wait to share the card projects that I create with you!  Say, what?  You don't have a catalog?  I'd love to be your demonstrator and get a catalog to you.  Here's how you can get a catalog: First, make a $35 or more purchase in my online store and get a catalog for FREE or for just the cost of postage, I can get one in the mail to you.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by to check out the Stamping with Friends blog hop today. Click on the image to be taken to Helen Jennings, the next hopper.  And don't forget to leave a comment or two on each of the bloggers' will mean so much to each of us.

Roll Call

Tricia Butts
Mo Rootes (UK)
Rachael Merrick
Karen Egan
Alison Primmer Bradley L'Atelier D'Alison
Diane Evans
Melva Peters
Kristie Wilson
Caron Bailey
Helen Jennings -Love-a-Duckie (UK)
Vickie Littlewood
Candi Suriano
Xenia Stanford
Donna Schnees
Kelly Taranto
Linda Moore

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  1. Pretty Card. Thanks for sharing,

  2. A very pretty card, great use of this stamp set. xx

  3. Pretty card Caron, love the layout x

  4. Gorgeous card Caron, absolutely love the fresh colour palette and those flower are soooo pretty!


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