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Hello!

I just love the word "Hello!"  It always brings to mind friendly greetings, smiles and even hugs.  What's not to like?  So when I saw the "Hello" in the Elementary Elegance stamp set, I knew I had to make it a fun element on a card front.  So there I was, sitting at my work table, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the card front when I glanced over and saw the card I made as a swap for last year's Stampin' Up! Convention.  (You can see that card by clicking here.) 

Mixed_Bunch_Layered_Flower
(click on card to see larger image)

The card begins with a card base of Poppy Parade, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink.  Adhered to the card front is a panel of Soft Suede cardstock, the edges also sponged with Soft Suede ink.  A Poppy Parade panel was stamped with the Curly Label frame from the Elementary Elegance stamp set near the lower right corner using Soft Suede ink.  Then texture was added to the panel with the Backgrounds 1 (Flourish) Texturz Plate.  I liked this texture plate because the flourishes have small leaf-like elements that coordinate beautifully with the leafy vines that twine through the flourishes surrounding the stamped Curly Label frame.  The edges of the panel were sponged with Soft Suede ink and then the sponge was lightly brushed across the embossed texture on the panel to bring them into higher relief.  The Poppy Parade panel was adhered to the center of the Soft Suede panel.

Hello_Inset
(click on "Hello" to see larger image)

The filigreed flower from the Mixed Bunch stamp set was inked with Peach Parfait ink, stamped on a piece of scrap paper and then on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (a technique called "stamping off").  The "Hello" was stamped at the center of the filigreed flower using Poppy Parade ink.  The cardstock was inserted into the paper slot of the Curly Label punch, centering the "Hello" in the punch window and punched out.  The edges of the punched cardstock were sponged first with Poppy Parade ink and then with Soft Suede ink.  The punched Curly Label was adhered at the center of the Curly Label frame with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Layered_Flower_Inset
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The layered flower begins with a piece of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper die cut with the largest flower on the Fun Flowers Bigz L die.  The edges of this flower were sponged first with Poppy Parade ink and then with Soft Suede ink, then the petals were curled under with the Bone Folder.  The flower was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals placed at the back center of the die cut flower.  The next layer of the flower uses a Peach Parfait patterned piece of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper die cut with the medium sized flower on the Fun Flowers Bigz L die.  The edges of this flower were sponged first with Peach Parfait ink and then with Soft Suede ink, the petals curled up using the Bone Folder, and the flower adhered to the center of the large die cut flower with SNAIL.  The top layer of the flower uses the filigreed flower and circle from the Mixed Bunch stamp set with the Blossom punch and 3/4" circle punch, respectively, at the center of the layered flower.  The flower was stamped with Poppy Parade ink and the circle with Peach Parfait ink.  The flower was punched out with the coordinating Blossom punch, the edges of the flower sponged first with Poppy Parade ink and then with Soft Suede ink, the flower petals curled up with the Bone Folder, and the center of the flower adhered to the medium die cut flower with SNAIL.  The Peach Parfait circle was punched with the 3/4" circle punch, the edges of the circle sponged with Peach Parfait ink, the Soft Suede sponge lightly tapped on the circle, and the circle adhered to the center of the Poppy Parade flower with SNAIL.  A Large Pearl was added to the center of the Peach Parfait circle.

Mixed_Bunch_Layered_Flower_Inside
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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock sponged first with Poppy Parade ink and then with Soft Suede ink.  A piece of Calypso Coral patterned paper from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper was die cut with the small flower from the Fun Flowers Bigz L die.  The edges of the flower were sponged with Calypso Coral ink and then with Soft Suede ink.  The flower was adhered at the lower left corner of the liner.  The small filigree circle image was inked with Poppy Parade ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched out with the 3/4" circle punch.  The edges of the punched image were sponged with Poppy Parade ink.  The Soft Suede ink sponge was lightly tapped on the top of the punched image before it was adhered to the center of the die cut flower.

Mixed_Bunch_Layered_Flower_Envelope
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The filigreed flower image was inked with Peach Parfait ink, stamped on a scrap of paper and then stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  The "Hello" was stamped with Poppy Parade ink at the center of the flower and the Soft Suede sponge was tapped lightly across the flower.

I'm really enjoying using all the great products available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!  On this card, you've seen the Elementary Elegance stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper but there's more available.  Just click on the Sale-A-Bration Brochure located near the top of the left sidebar of this blog page to see all the great items available for FREE with a qualifying purchase.  There are only a few weeks left of the Sale-A-Bration promotion, so be sure to contact me soon to make your selections.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Elementary Elegance, Mixed Bunch; Inks:  Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede; Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Everyday Enchantment, First Edition; Embellishments:  Large Pearls; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Curly Label punch, 3/4" circle punch, Blossom punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Fun Flowers Bigz L die, Multi-Purpose Platform, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber, Standard Texturz Impressions Pad; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

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Yapha

This card is gorgeous, and the colors are so warm and friendly! Love how you used these sets together!!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

Beautiful card! I think I might have one of the originals from convention. :)

B Jayne Stenstrom

I absolutely LOVE your card! It is SO pretty! (I'd use the word "gorgeous" but it's already been used in a previous post.) :D Love it, love it, love it! I want to CASE it myself!

Katherine

Great color combination - I love the sponged edges!

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Beautiful card is right!!

Shelley Z.

GORGEOUS!!! Your sponging is spectacular!

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