Simple & Stepped Up Garden In Bloom

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Today I'm sharing a couple of printable project sheets featuring the retiring Garden In Bloom stamp set. One is simple & quick, while the other is stepped up, using a Too Cool white washing technique!  Hope both of them inspire you today!



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Garden in bloom bee friends

Garden In Bloom Bee Friends Card

The retiring Garden In Bloom stamp set has some beautiful two-step images in a classic flower shape.  I love that you can use the outline and solid images flower images individually for slightly different looks, or combine them for an quick & easy two-color bloom!  

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Fold Night of Navy cardstock in half to create card.
  2. Randomly stamp the Garden In Bloom bees onto 4” x 5-1/4” Daffodil Delight cardstock with Night of Navy ink.
  3. Wrap two pieces of Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon around Daffodil Delight layer and secure to the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Adhere to the Night of Navy card base.
  4. Ink only the “friends” word in the Garden In Bloom sentiment with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and stamp onto a 2-3/4” x ½” strip of Whisper White. Fishtail cut the end and adhere with Tear & Tape over gingham ribbon. 
  5. Stamp the Garden in Bloom outline flower in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the center with Daffodil Delight ink.  Cut out with Paper Snips and pop up with Dimensionals. 

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Garden in bloom white wash 

Garden In Bloom White Wash Flowers Card

Both the outline and solid flower images were used on this stepped-up card!  It uses the White Washing technique to add opaque colored flowers to a dark color of cardstock…such a cool and artsy look.  It also has a bit of a fancy, off-set opening!  You'll love creating this one! 

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Cut a 7-3/4” x 5-1/2” Crushed Curry card base, scored at 4-1/4”.
  2. Ramdomly stamp the solid Garden In Bloom images with White Craft Ink onto a 3-1/4” x 5-1/4” Fresh Fig layer. 
  3. Stamp the bee body between the flowers in White Craft Ink.
  4. Heat-set the white ink with the Heat Tool
  5. Using the Watercolor Pencils, color over the white flowers with Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay and bee body Daffodil Delight.  Smooth out the color with the Blender Pens.
  6. Stamp the outline of the flowers with White Craft Ink and the outline of the bee with Memento Black ink.
  7. Mount stamped layer onto 3-3/8” x 5-3/8” Basic Black layer, then adhere to card front.
  8. Punch a Whisper White circle with the 1¾” Circle Punch, then stamp bold flower image with Bermuda Bay ink.  Stamp the centers in Crushed Curry.
  9. Stamp the Birthday Blossoms greeting in Memento Black ink.
  10. Layer greeting circle onto a 2” Black Circle, then adhere to the front of the card with SNAIL.
  11. Add some Clear & Epoxy accents all over the card.
  12. Emboss the 1” x 5-1/2” strip of Fresh Fig with the Petal Pair folder using the Big Shot, then adhere to the exposed right inside of the card.  
  13. Add a 3” x 5-1/4” Whisper White piece for the inside.

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