Today Rob and I are traveling to our cottage on Lake Ontario for the summer. Although we love Nashville, it is way too hot for us here. Last week it was 94 degrees! You can’t sit outside and enjoy the sunny weather without wilting so we are headed north to enjoy our beautiful summer sunsets. That is a warning because you know I will post one or twelve sunset photos before the summer is over. Of course, we will freeze when we first get there but it should warm up by July.
I think Sending Smiles is one of my favorite bundles in the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. It includes the stamp set as well as the coordinating Sending Dies. This bundle goes so well with the gorgeous InColors because the stamps are solid and bold. You know I am a Brights person and the new colors are definitely bright. Plus they go really well with some of the 2021/2023 InColors (like Fresh Freesia). Plus Sending Smiles has some great sentiments. There are eight of them in this stamp set.
To make this card, I first ran a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock through my Cut & Emboss Machine with the Stitched Greenery Die. I love how this die gives so much interest to the background of a card. I adhered that to a Tahitian Tide card base.
After that, I stamped the flowers in Fresh Freesia and Orchid Oasis ink (with a Tahitian Tide center) and cut them out using the coordinating Sending Dies. Then I stamped the leaves in Parakeet Party ink and cut them out. I added them to the card to make a wreath. When I was done I thought it needed a little bit more so I cut out the smaller flowers in Tahitian Tide card stock. Then I added a 2022-2024 InColor Matte Dot in the middle of the little flowers. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink and added it my card using Mini Dimensionals.