Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Mojo Monday Projects

How does the old saying go; “April Showers bring May flowers”? Well, not so much of April showers, but we did do flowers for my April Mojo Monday groups.

SU released in the Spring Mini Catalog a new stamp bundle Secret Garden. It comes with beautiful flowers stamps and coordinating Framelit dies. We used the set for two cards along with embossing powder and a different “painting” technique for one of them.

For the first card Bloomin’ Marvelous, we layered Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, White, Pretty in Pink, and a touch of Old Olive cardstock. I just love the blue, pink, and chocolate color combo. The flower is embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder on the pink. The Baja is embossed using the new Fancy Fan embossing folder. It reminds me of lattice work in a garden with the flower on top. The stamped sentiment was from this year’s SAB collection called Bloomin’ Marvelous, ha! Extras used on this card were the Bitty Butterfly punch and Early Espresso ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.  


Sad note: SU! is saying goodbye to Baja Breeze and Pretty in Pink in their Colors Refresh in the new Annual Catalog – more about the Color Refresh to come later.

The Happy Mother’s Day card also uses the Secret Garden bundle and White embossing powder, but that was just the first technique done to this card. After the embossing, we painted with an Aqua Painter layers of colors on the flowers. We started with White, then Regal Rose (another “lost” to the Color Refresh) and finally for the pop of color we accented with Rich Razzleberry. The card stock used was Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, and White. The DSP used was Sunshine & Sprinkles from the mini catty. The stamped sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and then punched out using the Word Window punch. We then layered it on top of more Pear Pizzazz stock using the Modern Label punch. The final touch was a bit of Whisper White Organza Ribbon to finish it off.

Good note: In-Color Pear Pizzazz has migrated into the new Annual Catalog as part of the Color Refresh. It’s such a fun green color I’m glad it is staying.

The last card uses a new stamp set By the Tides from the mini catty. I embossed the Coral stamp image with Pool Party embossing powder. I liked the texture it gave to the card. The card stock used was Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Core’dinations, Marina Mist, and white. Embellishments used were the Honeycomb embossing folder on the Core’dinations stock, with light sanding using the sanding block, old retired SU twine (sorry, I still have some of this around and thought it was perfect for the card), the ½’ circle punch, and some Dazzling Details over the coral, shell and sea horse for a little bit of bling.

I can see using this set for some summer time beach scrapbooking pages, so look for those to come.
Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.

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