Cool and Calm Serene Garden. Just what we need for this hot weather in the UK, something cool and calming. Not only that, it is really easy to reproduce. Some simple stamping, colouring and a couple of diecuts. What could be more straightforward than that?
There are so many occasions when you need a quick card, but want it to look like more than a simple stamped element. The Serene Garden is perfect for this type of card, after all, it is just some simple stamping, but taken up a step. Stamp the large corner element in Memento Tuxedo Black. Add the flower image, and stamp it a second time on a scrap, along with the butterfly. Add some simple colouring with just 4 Stampin’ Blends (plus the Colour Lifter), die cut the flower and butterfly, and you are pretty much done.
I mounted the stamped piece on Old Olive to keep the whole piece more subtle (I think Calypso Coral would have been too bright for the calm look). The card base is Thick Whisper White, so there was no need to add a layer on the inside, but I did stamp the small corner image from Serene Garden on one of the bottom corners. I think it adds a little something.
And the really good news! Not only are the existing colours of Stampin’ Blends in stock. ALL the new colours are too!! And, yes, I have ordered them all and can’t wait to get my hands on them. More Serene Garden tomorrow, and this will be a card not to miss. A card cased from the catalogue, but given a big lift!
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Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)