Rob and I have really been enjoying the cottage. It has warmed up to the 70’s during the day and the 50’s at night. Perfect day weather and very comfortable sleeping weather. The water is still way too chilly for us to swim in but we did put our feet in the other day. You know when you put your feet into something and it hurts up to your knees? That is what it felt like. I think we will give it a bit more time to warm up before we go further in.
Inked Botanicals is a beautiful suite that is in the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. It includes a stamp set and two punches called Inked & Tiled, Inked Botanicals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and some beautiful 1/4″ Lost Lagoon Bordered ribbon. The ribbon is really pretty and soft and has some texture to it.
To make this card, I first layered a 3.5″ x 4.75″ piece of Lost Lagoon card stock into a Pretty Peacock card base. Then I took a 3.25″ x 4.5″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock and ink the flowers from the Inked & Tiled stamp set in Moody Mauve ink and the leaves and stems in Lost Lagoon ink using Stampin’ Up!® Write Markers. It is very easy to do is you use a stamping platform such as the Stamparatus (now retired) or the MISTI because you can stamp over and over again in the same spot if you need to. Then, I inked the second set of leaves in Lost Lagoon ink, stamped it once on a piece of scrap paper and then again on my card. This made the background leaves much lighter.
Next, I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink and punched it out using a retired 1 1/4″ circle punch. I punched a piece of Pretty Peacock card stock using one of the Inked & Tiled punches and layered them together. I adhered together a strip of Pretty Peacock card stock (.75″ x 3.25″) and a strip Lost Lagoon (.5″ x 3.25″) and layered it on the card. I glued the two punched pieces on top using Multipurpose Glue. Lastly, I added some 2023-2025 InColor Dots in Moody Mauve.
I am really loving a lot of the new products in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I can’t decide which are my favorites yet because I haven’t used all the ones I have purchased but I know I do love the Inked Botanicals Suite. This suite includes the stamp set and dies called Inked & Tiled, Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper, and Lost Lagoon 1/4″ Bordered Ribbon. You can order the entire suite using one item number (161172) or you can order things separately.
I actually used two different suites on this card. The other suite is called Countryside Inn. This suite includes the stamp set and dies called Countryside Corners, Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper and Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder. The Countryside Corners stamp set is actually one large stamp that you can keep together or cut apart using the coordinating dies.
One thing I have discovered is I love the colors Lost Lagoon and Boho Blue together. You are going to see a lot of cards made with this combination. The colors are so soft and pretty together.
To make this card, I first layered a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper onto a Basic White card base. Next, I stamped the large Countryside Corners stamp using Lost Lagoon ink and then cut the entire piece out using the largest Countryside Corners die. I could have used the entire piece for my card but I decided to save the other designs for another card so I used the second largest die to cut out the inner designs to put aside. I used the second largest die to cut out a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock and then embossed it using one of the Basics 3D embossing folders. These folder are not in the catalog but are part of the Online Exclusive products.
Next, I cut out a piece of Basic White card stock using the third largest Countryside Corners die. I used a stamp from the Inked & Tiled bundle for the flowers and stems. I used my Boho Blue and Lost Lagoon Stampin Write Markers to color them. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder. I adhered it to the flower piece using Multipurpose Glue and adhered it to the card using Dimensionals.