Mixin’ It Up!

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Mixing designer papers a challenge (TLC157)?  I adore combining designer papers and this is a perfect opportunity to show how cool the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper collections are.  This project uses 5 different patterns, beautifully coordinated and all from the Ginger Blossom Designer Series collection.

The card base is Groovy Guava Textured card stock cut 5 1/4" by 10 1/2" and scored on top at 5 1/4".  I cut 5 strips of Ginger Blossom 2-sided paper and  created a border of scallops for each using my Corner Rounder Punch.  TIP:  One of my readers and fellow bloggers Cat adds that this layout is a great way to use up scraps of paper.  Brilliant!

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Some jazzy Groovy Guava ribbon from the Sherbet Collection mirrors the scalloped layers and adds texture at the top.  The flower from One of a Kind was inked in Ruby Red and stamped twice, first on Cameo Coral and second on Ruby Red.  I then snipped them out.  The flower top is simply the small round stamp from One of a Kind, inked in Ruby Red and stamped on River Roc paper.  A quick punch with 1/2" circle, makes this the icing on the cake.  Each layer of the flower is separated with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The sentiment is one of my fave’s from All Holidays.  TIP: to create this 2-colored stamp, I first inked it completely in River Rock and then carefully removed the ink from the word "friend" with a rag (which I always have handy).  A Ruby Red Marker (wide end) was used to add color back to "friend" again and, a couple "huffs" on the stamp later, I stamped the complete image on River Rock cardstock.  The sentiment was matted on Ruby Red and Cameo Coral card stock.

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

Stamp Sets:  One of a Kind (111101), All Holidays (109397)
Paper:  Ginger Blossom (110697), Groovy Guava Textured (108694), Ruby Red (102030), Cameo Coral (100475), River Rock (108640)
Ink:  River Rock (109010), Ruby Red Ink Pad (102259) and Marker (100075)
Cool Tools:  1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
Perfect Touch:  Ribbon Originals Sherbet (109184), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Inkspirations:  Splitcoast Technique Lover’s Challenge TLC157  & Layered Scallops by Sarah Buhler, Cards Magazine, February 2008

8 Comments:

  1. LOVE this card! what a great way to use up paper scraps too! tfs!

  2. What a gorgeous colours. Beautiful card I love the way you did this.

  3. Again- I love it- I think I will try this also- I just ordered some Ginger Blossom paper! Thanks for letting me add you- I will be checking in regularly

  4. I am the one who you spent so much time on trying to get your newsletter delivered to. When I see your wonderful work ….like this card I am very grateful that you did.

    Debbie

  5. love your layers. love that phrase too. i wish i had it.

  6. colleen kramer

    Love it! So easy to change this layout by just simply changing colors and/or focal image. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. bettyannmanghi

    absolutely beautiful, i love it! nice job.
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