This card features Primrose Petals, another of the new In Colors for 2012-2014. I once again paired this card with Gumball Green. Although Gumball Green is the new In Color that I’ve used the most on my blog projects, is it my favorite new In Color? Come back tomorrow when I’ll announce my favorite new In Color and you’ll have a chance to win blog candy.
In making this card, I got to play with some of the new catalog accessories. In addition to the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon that I’ve used before, I also used the new Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003) as well as the Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199) and Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187). This package of three templates is only $10.95 and coordinates with some of the Stampin’ Up! Punches and Framelits. For paper piercing precision, you can’t go wrong by ordering these new tools today!
To make this card, I inked up the flower from Blooming with Kindness (wood 126420, clear 126422) with Primrose Petals ink taking care not to get ink on the stem. I then used the Gumball Green marker (126856) to add the ink to the stem before stamping onto Whisper White card stock. I also added a Gumball Green "thank you" greeting also from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set keeping in mind that I had to be close to the stamped image in order to cut it out. When you are a new stamper, purchasing stamp sets that have both images and greetings is a great investment and this stamp set is definitely a new favorite of mine.
I burnished the stamped flower with Primrose Petals ink to highlight it a little bit more. To burnish, use a sponge dauber and instead of tapping up and down, keep contact with the card stock and move the dauber in circles adding more ink as needed. After cutting out the stamped images with the largest frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits, I used the paper piercing tools to create the dotted frame around the image.
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