Friday, March 5, 2021

Bright Smile - Stampin' Up! Pretty Perennials

   Flower stamp sets are always pretty versatile and get used a lot on my projects but I'm finding the Pretty Perennials set especially handy lately for all types of cards.  And now that warmer weather seems to be on its way I'll be even more in the mood to stamp with flowers!

  My card today uses 2 challenges that just seemed to be a perfect match for a bright, fresh design just in time for spring.  Color Throwdown has yellow, salmon/orange, and green as the trio of colors to work with.  Freshly Made Sketches has a great 3 panel layout.


  I don't often pull out retired colors but I just felt that Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime Twist were needed in this case.  And the fact that I still had some of the Gingham Gala DSP tucked away in my closet was more proof it was meant to be.

  I started with a Whisper White thick card base, then a layer of Daffodil Delight topped with a panel of Whisper White that was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.

  Next, using the Stitched Rectangle dies I cut the 3 panels of Gingham Gala DSP.  I stamped the flowers and leaves and cut them out with the Perennial Petals dies.  They are then popped up on dimensionals across the card front.  

  The sentiment from Many Messages is stamped in black and trimmed and also popped on dimensionals.

  Hopefully this card will brighten someone's day!  Have a great Friday!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Pretty Perennials, Many Messages

Ink: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruite Grove (retired), Lemon Lime Twist (retired)

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Gala DSP (retired), Lemon Lime Twist (retired)

Accessories: Subtle embossing folder, Stitched Rectangle dies, Perennial Petals dies, dimensionals


  1. LOVE favorite gingham and such fun, springy colors too!

  2. Gingham and flowers in pretty spring colors are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week!

  3. Well this card brightened my day! I love the springy gingham! Sweet as can be! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  4. Oh the gingham just makes this the sweetest card!

  5. In my book, you can never go wrong with gingham. I adore it and I think your card is spectacular! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week.


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