eden’s garden

Hello crafty friends. Well, I decided that I really need to start using up some of the stash of designer papers I’ve got stored on my craft shelves – both of these cards use the new ‘Eden’s Garden’ series from Stampin’ Up! I’ve made two cards as the sketches at TGIF challenges and Inspire.Create are actually very similar, but I wanted to feature each of them separately. I’ve also included the elements from the central column on TicTacToe‘s grid (birthday, CAS & sparkle) on both cards.

I started with TGIF’s sketch and cut 1.5cm three strips from the ‘Eden’s Garden’ papers. I trimmed them into short lengths and attached to white card that I’d cut to fit an A6 card blank.

I brayered WOW clear ink onto a spare piece of white card and heat embossed it with ‘peridot’ sparkly embossing powder, then cut the small leaves from SU’s ‘Eden’ die set. I stamped the sentiment from ‘art gallery’ in evening evergreen’ onto a die cut banner (I used a Write marker, as I don’t have the ink pads), then laid the over the strips of dsp and glued the leaves into place. A few gold sparkly dots completed it.

Here’s a close up so you can see the sparkle on the leaves.

The second card uses Inspire.Create’s sketch – I just used two of the papers for this one and trimmed the ends of the strips into a banner shape before attaching to the card. I again stamped the sentiment onto a die cut banner and this time cut three sparkly leaf sprays to glue into place. Once again, the final touch was a few sparkly Glossies.

Thanks for dropping in. I’m really pleased with how these turned out – I must make better use of my pile of designer papers, although if it’s just the small strips like these that may take quite a long time!

5 thoughts on “eden’s garden

  1. two lovely cards, Deborah! such a great way to use some of the dp and love the sparkle you added to each – thanks for joining our TTT challenge this week!

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  2. Two great designs to use up scraps Deborah; I especially love the addition of the glimmer foliage and gold enamel dots for extra sparkle. Thanks for playing along with my board over at TicTacToe this week!

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  3. Such a great use of your snippets of paper Deborah! Your mix of patterns in that pretty colour look wonderful with the pop of gold. Thanks for coming to play with us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Vicky x

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