Secret Garden Simplicity

Sometimes the simplest ideas are just the best.  Today I wanted to make a few quick cards to send to members of The Creative Grove for their awesome achievements this past month.  I ended up loving the result so much that I made a few more for my recent party hostesses!  I know they’ll love getting these cards in the mail as a heartfelt thank you from me for supporting my small local business.

Here are the specifics for you to whip up a few of your own!

Creative Tips:

  • I settled on a combination of yellows – So Saffron, More Mustard and Daffodil Delight with a pop of Tangerine Tango.
  • I wanted the leaves to show and not the stem of the leaves, so I stamped on strips that were 2.25” x 11” or 8.5” (depending on what size card I was making).   The best part – I just grabbed strips out of my scrap bin!
  • I created a master strip by stamping my four images together than working across my strip to get the spacing down.  I then used the same pattern to quickly mass produce the others – using one stamp at a time.
  • I wanted to add a little color to the lined flower stamp which I stamped in Tangerine Tango, so I stamped it over the So Saffron solid image of the daisy.  So Saffron is such a light color that the combination really worked together.
  • The great part about this card is that less is more.  Because the images are so striking, I didn’t want to clutter up my card with a ton of cardstock.  I made sure my stamped strip went end to end.
  • These cards are traditional sizes – 5.5”x8.5” and 4.25”x11”.
  • I stamped my greeting from my go to set – Sweet Essentials in Tangerine Tango.

You will be able to whip up several of these in minutes! I made six cards in 20 minutes.  

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Stamp Sets – Secret Garden (129141w, 129144c), Sweet Essentials (126455w, 126457c) Ink – Daffodil Delight (126944), Tangerine Tango (126946), So Saffron (126957), More Mustard (126964)  Paper – Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683)  Cool Tools – Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189)  Finishing Touch – Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

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