Monday, February 6, 2017

Avant Garden Thinking of You - Stampin' Up! Avant Garden

  I saw a floral pattern in a catalog a few weeks ago and I thought it would be a good starting color combo for a card.  I added a bit of gold for some pop as well.  The Avant Garden stamp set which is a Sale-a-Bration choice is really growing on me so I grabbed that set to pair up with my color combo.

  I started with a Night of Navy cardstock base.  I used a panel of Whisper White and cut the edge with the cool leaf edge die from the Botanical Builder framelits.  Next, I stamped the blossom in Night of Navy across the panel. I stamped it several times without reinking the stamp so I could get the lighter shade of blue for a nice layering effect.  I did the same with the leaf stamp in Old Olive.  Using gold ink I lightly stamped the little speckle stamp over the top of the flowers and leaves.

  I stamped then cut a flower out with Layering Circles framelit and backed it with an Old Olive circle.  The center of the flower is embossed in gold.  The sentiment banner is stamped and also embossed with gold using the 'thinking of you' sentiment from Sheltering Tree.

  I added a little gold twine bow to finish off the last detail.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Avant Garden, Sheltering Tree

Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Versamark

Paper: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White

Accessories: Layering Circles framelits, Botanical Builder framelits, gold embossing powder, gold twine, dimensional


  1. Such a pretty card! I love the color combinations, and using the botanical builder framelits gave your card the perfect finish. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. So lovely, Amanda! Love the Night of Navy .. Awesome color choice for these florals!

  3. It's so nice to see the lovely blossoms from Avant Garden paired with the Botanical Builder's Framelit! Clever design! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  4. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing the details.


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