Today’s Mixed Bunch Sympathy Card began as an Occasions Mini Catalog Card Sample CASE (Copy And Share Everything)… but it took a turn, LOL as things generally do in my stamping studio, and became a card design of it’s own!
The original intention was to CASE the card shown with the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set on Page 17 of the Occasions Mini Catalog. You can click the mini catalog link in my side bar to view the original card. Instead, I made three versions of a mixed bunch and blossom punch card to share with you today!
The background card stock color was changed to Very Vanilla… and scored at 1/4” and 1/2” along all card front edges, but that’s when this card took on a life of it’s own… or rather three different manifestations of the original design, which I’ll share with you in progression! Although the original card had very clean and simple lines, it seemed to need a pop of color… so I added pear pizzazz pleated satin ribbon… pretty cool, but…
Then I added embossed oval punched ‘leaves’ and the card finally felt complete!
The center of the mixed bunch blossom punch was glued directly to Peach Parfait Stamped card stock, and dimensional dots were placed around the center.. not in the center of the blossom. This forced the petals upward and separated them from the base blossom punch and stamped image.
Another blossom image from the mixed bunch stamp set was stamped on the layer below, and then sponged to make it stand out a bit more.
I hadn’t used the designer frames duo textured impressions embossing folders in a while, and felt the central panel needed something ‘extra’… so the oval and wide oval punched sympathy message worked well as a central focal image and sentiment.
Just for fun, an additional blossom from the Mixed Bunch stamp set, punched with a 3/4” circle punch was attached to the left of the greeting. A tiny pearl adorns the center.
AND NOW, TWO NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Mixed Bunch is a really fun and easy stamp set to use… and NEXT WEEK I’ll be sharing a bunch of new samples using this stamp set. I’ll also be announcing a new Blog Candy give away, so stay tuned, you won’t want to miss it!!
- Sale-A-Bration begins on January 24th, and I’ll be celebrating (sale-a-brating?) with another Stampin’ Addicts Blog Tour beginning on January 27th.. you won’t want to miss the creativity in this group of stampers! Mark your calendar!
See you tomorrow with a new Utah Divas International Color Challenge! I hope you’ll play along with us!