Thursday, November 17, 2016

Stampin' Up Flowering Fields Botanicals Water Color Card Set I

I decided to post some of my most popular designs this week since I'm on vacation:
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Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I'm still a little under the weather; but, it was a nice, fun and relaxing weekend for me.  The cold and sinus issues just keep hanging on and I hope they will go away completely soon!!!

I'm starting this week off sharing with you a series of 6 water color cards that I made using the new Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set called Flowering Fields and the new 2016 Occasions Catalog Botanical Builders Framelits Dies and Rose Garden Thinlits Dies.  Let's take a look at my first card:

The picture just does not do this card justice.  

I started out by making my A2 card bases with SU's Basic Black Card Stock and I rounded each corner.

For the tag, I cut a piece of SU's Whisper White Card Stock at 4 1/4" x 2" and punched one end using SU's Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  

The panel behind the tag is SU's Wisteria Wonder Card Stock cut at 4 1/4" x 2 1/4" and I rounded each corner.

I don't know why there is this blurry spot in the flower on the right.  I'm positive it's not another greasy/oily print/accident!  =)  So, I don't know what it is unless it's from the camera itself???

Anyways, I stamped the flowers and butterfly from SU's new Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Flowering Fields in SU's Basic Black Archival Ink.  I then used my Aqua Painter and SU's Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive and Crushed Curry Inks to water color the images.  They are awful small images to water color; but, I think I did pretty good.

I layered two different SU Designer Series Washi Tapes (Retired) on the bottom of my tag. 

Using SU's Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon, I thread it through the holes in the top of the tag and tied it in a knot.  I then took some SU Basic Black Baker's Twine and tied a bow around the Ribbon.

I adhered the tag to the Wisteria Wonder panel and then to the card base all using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I die-cut some different leaves and flowers from the new SU Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and Rose Gardens Thinlits Dies using SU's Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Wisteria Wonder Card Stock.  I stamped two of the leaves using SU's coordinating stamp set called Botanical Blooms.

The sentiment was stamped from the new SU 2016 Occasions Catalog stamp set called You're So Lovely.

I added some of the new SU 2016 Occasions Catalog It's Your Party Enamel Dots in Crushed Curry to the flower centers. 

For the inside of my card, I cut a piece of SU Whisper White Card Stock at 4 1/2"x 3 1/2".  I used a scrap of SU Wisteria Wonder Card Stock which I trimmed to 4 1/2" x 1/2" and adhered it to the left side of the Whisper White piece.  I then rounded all 4 corners and adhered it to the inside of my card.

I also added a flower that I die-cut from the Botanical Builders die, a leaf stem from the Rose Garden Thinlit Dies and a 1/4" circle punched with SU's 1/4" Hand Held Hole Punch to the center of the flower.

The sentiment is from SU's Happy Happenings Stamp Set found in SU's 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.

I'll share card 2 with you tomorrow so please stop back!

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This is my first blog and it is still under construction.  I have yet to receive my Watermark so the picture's are copyright Lynn A. Gauthier, 2015-2016 Stampin' Up.


  1. This card is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS Lynn. LOVE your wild mad water coloring skills!

  2. Simply stunning, Lynn! I love how you stamped the sentiment on the leaf and how you finished the inside too! The tag really stands out on the black background!