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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Varied Vases, Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

I found this pretty card on the internet.  You can see the original card here.  I liked the look of plus I wanted to make a card using the "Varied Vases" set because it's retiring at the end of the month.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Calypso Coral. 

On top of the base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Blushing Bride card stock.  I textured it using the "Country Floral 3D" embossing folder.  I taped those two layer together.

I cut a 3" x 4" piece of Blushing Bride card stock and a 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Calypso Coral card stock.  These will be taped together later.

I die cut the Whisper White stitched circle and a Calypso Coral scalloped circle.  The scalloped circle wasn't as large as I wanted it to be to show more around the edges of the Whisper White, so I offset it.  I set the pieces on top of each other to where I thought they looked good. I set it on top of the smaller Blushing Bride piece and I marked the back so on the right side so I could trim that side of the circle and scallop.  I set these pieces aside.

I stamped the vase from the "Varied Vases" set using black Memento ink on a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Pleased as Punch" 12" x 12" paper pack.  I  also stamped the scalloped image using black Memento ink and a different piece of DSP from the same pack.  I fussy cut the scalloped piece out and I punched the vase. 

I took a piece of scrap Old Olive and I stamped the leaves using black Memento ink. I stamped two. I punched them out and I set them aside.

I took the Whisper White piece and I set it up in my Stamparatus. I masked off 2/3's of the bottom so I could stamp the flower in the upper 1/3.  I used a small post it to mask it off so I wouldn't have that long stem showing. 

While the ink was drying, I stamped three tulips and punched them out.

I was now ready to assemble the flower piece. I set the vase in place using snail tape. I set it just under the flowers.  I set the colorful scalloped piece in place with snail tape.  I added small Dimensionals to the back of the tulips.  I colored in the stamped flowers using my light Daffodil Delight Blends pen.  I taped the leaves in place and then I set the tulips in place.

I took the smaller piece of Blushing Bride and stamped the words from the "Varied Vases" set using black Memento ink.  Then I taped that piece to the Calypso Coral layer.  I taped that to the front of the card.  I added the scalloped layer and the card was done.

I think it's a very pretty card. I did not play with this set as much as I would have liked to and it's going to be retiring.  I have learned a big lesson about stamp buying.  I do like stamps with dies and they are more expensive as a set, so I am going to limit myself to 3 or 4 sets in the new catalog and I will have to learn to play with what I have and make them work for different occasions.  I like stamp sets that are versatile and I will be on the lookout for those.  

We did not have our annual garage sale this year. Our neighborhood was quite. It was the first time in the 34 years that we've lived here that there were not garage sales. My garage and closet are full of boxes that were ready for the sale. I gather and price as I gather, all year long.  It will all just have to wait until next year.  So I will be putting my stamp sets in my web store and hope that I can sell some of them that way.  

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to stop by today,

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