Today I'm sharing a card made with the first set featured in the 2017 Sale-a-Bration Brochure...Avant Garden. This beautiful floral stamp set includes 10 images to create flowers and stamp special greetings (gotta love stamp sets that come with images and greetings!)
I think you could use just about any color combination you'd want, but I chose to play with Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz & Sweet Sugarplum. I also chose one of my favorite go-to designs/sketch, that I thought would work well for the stamps and color.
I needed a lot of these for swap cards. So, I thought it was best to "collage" stamp an entire sheet of Whisper White cardstock (got nine 3" x 2-1/4" pieces out of one sheet). Shown above is how I stamped the first image.
Collage Stamping with Avant Garden stamp set:
- Stamp each flower twice with Sweet Sugarplum without reinking in between (called "stamping off"). Then repeat all over the sheet.
- Stamp flower centers with Sweet Sugarplum
- Stamp leaves with Pear Pizzazz, stamping off.
- Stamp speckled image with Soft Sky (stamp off if you like)
- Tip: When "collage stamping", start with the largest image and work your way down, filling in with the smallest images.
- Cut entire sheet into nine 3" x 2-1/4" pieces - woohoo!
Avant Garden Thanks card:
- Adhere one of the collage-stamped 3-2/1/4" pieces to 3-1/4" square of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, then to 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.
- Wrap Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon around panel and tie in a knot.
- Adhere completed panel to folded 11" x 4-1/4" Soft Sky card base with Stampin' Dimensionals
- Stamp greeting on scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Pear Pizzazz, cut with 1-3/8" Circle Punch. Adhere to Sweet Sugarplum cardstock cut with 1-1/2" Circle Punch. Punch 1/8" hole in tag.
- Thread Old Olive Baker's Twine though tag and around ribbon, and tie in a bow. Adhere tag down with Stampin' Dimensional.
- Attach Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
Pretty, huh? Like I said, you get nine pieces out of one 8-1/2" x 11" sheet. Then you can have these special thank you cards on hand to send out a friendly thanks when you need to. Like birthday cards, you can never have enough thank you cards on hand!
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