Wild About Flowers is one of the stamp sets that is not carrying over into the 2018/2019 Catalog. This set reminds me of my childhood vacations that I used to spend at my grandparents house in Manchester Depot, Vermont. They owned a store called Carriage Trade and lived something like a half mile behind the store. Between their house and the store were fields of wild flowers. It was a beautiful, peaceful place and a ton of fun for the kids. They had a pond that we could swim and fish in. There was a giant sand pile that was always a lot of fun to slide down, lots of woods and near all the big ski places. Manchester now is totally different. There are numerous houses between what used to the the store and my grandparents house. Manchester has become a town full of outlets (stores) so now it is crowded and full of tourists. I am sure the economy in that area is much better than it used to be.
In any case Wild Flowers is a two step stamp set. This is where you use two or more stamps to make one image. In this case, the stems are one stamp and the flowers are another. I first stamped the stems in Emerald Envy (now of the InColors that is retiring). Then I stamped the flowers in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach and Lemon Lime Twist. I cut the circle out using the Layering Circle Thinlits Dies. Then I stamped the sentiment using the stamp set called One Big Meaning (also retiring) and cut that out using the same sized Circle Die. I used Dimensionals to pop up the flower background and put the sentiment inside the hole. It fit right inside since I used the same sized die.
Beautiful card, Susan! It does look like a wildflower meadow. Thanks for sharing your memories!
Your card and story remind me of my youngest childhood, Susan! We had a giant field behind our house (we’d create a skating rink in the winter!) that we loved to play hide & seek in, the grass was so tall 🙂 I love the fresh feel of the colours you used – I will miss them when they retire.