Ornate Garden

As you know I had to pack up all my stamping supplies in February because we put our house on the market.  Prior to putting everything away, I made 58 cards so I could still post on my blog.  That was a lot of cards but most of them are pretty simple so it wasn’t too hard.

Stampin’ Up!® released a new Suite of products that will be in the upcoming Annual Catalog.  They made these products called Ornate Garden available for Demonstrators to purchase in March and customers in April.  I was really itching to use this new suite and do a little stamping during our “stay at home” time.  I managed to find my Brights & Subtles Ink Pads, a handful of Blends and my Stampin Write Markers.  I was in business!  Oh wait.  This is what my cardstock racks look like.

Then I remembered I had packed some cardstock away to take to the cottage when we go in May.  I was able to find that box so I was in business again.  Oh wait.  I could not find my blocks.  Sigh.  So I looked around and saw my Big Shot with it’s plates with the cottage stuff too.  So I just used a plate to stamp with.  Honestly, I do not recommend this.  After using your plates for a while (as you can see mine are well loved), they get a little plastic dust on them.  Now the back of my stamp has plastic dust particles on it.  I probably can wash it but in any case it did work!  I did run to the cottage that afternoon and grabbed 3 blocks I had left there last year.  I also found a Snail (which I totally forgot about needing) so then I could put the card together.

So this is what my very sad stamping space looks like right now.The drawers are all empty. All my other storage has been put away so this is all I have left out.

In any case, I managed to make this card.  I first stamped the flowers image from the stamp set called Ornate Style in Memento Black Ink and then colored it with my Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green Light and Dark Stampin’ Up!® Blends.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Ornate Thanks over the top.  It is a very simple card but I enjoyed stamping again!

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6 thoughts on “Ornate Garden

  1. What a wonderful card Susan. I love your coloring and color choices. Amazing given your “stamping challenges”. Would never of thought of using the BS plate as a stamp block!

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  2. This is beautiful, Susan – especially considering your minimal supplies. You did an awesome job!! (Using the Big Shot plate was very inventive! It’s funny how we take our supplies for granted.) And the coloring on your flowers is lovely.

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  3. As with any strong determined woman (and obsessed crafter 😊), where there is a will there is a way. And with beautiful results at the end of the journey I might add. Brilliant improvisation all the way around.

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