Stamp Set Garden in Bloom

Garden in Bloom in Sweet SugarPlum

I separated out my current stamp sets from those retiring and my stamp shelf definitely looks a little bare.  One positive is I am now very aware of sets that did not get enough use and can remedy that situation while I wait to order some new sets.  Garden in Bloom is one such set.    This is such a lovely set with great images and sentiments which is why I ordered it so why haven't I used it?   

Garden in Bloom Sweet SugarPlum May 2016

I also decided to play  with the new In Colors.  Today I am playing with Sweet SugarPlum. Whenever  I start playing with the new In Colors, I feel like I am on an awkward first date.  Just not sure about the whole thing.  I used So Saffron and Mint Macaron along with the Sweet SugarPlum.   I think it works but like a first date, time will tell it it is a keeper combo or not.

Garden in Bloom Sweet SugarPlum side may 2016

I added a layer of vellum over the stamped image to tone it down a bit and don't you love that soft slightly out of focus look?    I also stamped some little bees and embossed them with white embossing powder with a little Dazzling Diamonds mixed in.  The bees add just a little sparkle to the card.  

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and I hope you get some time to inky!!


Garden In Bloom Latch card

I had some leftover card parts from some events last month and decided to make some cards before I forgot what all the pieces were for.

Garden in Bloom latch card

I used the Garden in Bloom stamp set for this sample and it was the first time I inked this set up. It is a great 2 step stamping set and since it is a photopolymer set it is very easy to line up.  Love that little bee.  I am going to have to make this card again using the English Garden DSP.  The DSP coordinates beautifully with this set.  

     Garden in Bloom latch open

Here you can see the opening made by the word window punch and the "latch" behind the stamped image.  

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Garden In Bloom latch close

Can you see the glittery goodness?  I inked the entire image with VersaMark, covered it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, and then heat embossed it.

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