Thursday, May 9, 2013

Secret Garden Birthday for DD51 and FMS85

Greetings, Stampers! Whoosh... this week is passing so quickly and I've hardly had any time to stamp. I'm late in posting this project as I opted for a movie with my son last night over stamping. Once in a while you have to do stuff other than stamp! We saw Iron Man, what an awesome movie! I love action flicks, especially the Marvel Comic super-hero ones. Anyway...

Today's project is for two challenges, one color and one sketch. I used the Secret Garden stamp set and one of my favorite colors that will be retiring soon, Baja Breeze. I also used some DSP from a pack that I seem to be reaching for time and time again lately, Floral District.

The color scheme was provided by Dynamic Duos. Like I said, I love Baja Breeze and was looking forward to using it, but I had a little bit of a hard time pulling this card together. It actually sat on my desk unfinished for three days. I hate when that happens!!!
Then, to the rescue came the sketch by Narelle at Freshly Made Sketches. I already had the almost makings of this sketch sitting on my desk, and the banners below my doily pulled everything together perfectly. Thanks, Narelle!

The floral images were stamped with the Secret Garden stamp set and cut out with matching framelits. I love coordinating framelits and punches! Some texture was added with embossing folders and some paper piercing.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Designer Series Paper: Floral District
Ink Pads: Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Oval, Labels Collection and Secret Garden Framelits, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Piercing Essentials
Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment!


  1. Daffodil is gorgeous with Baja! This is beautiful - wonderful combo of both challenges!

  2. I love the banners, I love the doily, I love the embossing.....I love it all!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. love this card, yellow and blue always looks so fresh, thank you for sharing. glad that you got to spend time with your son

  4. Wow, this is stunning! I just love all the gorgeous layers you have going on - especially the doily in the background :) Thanks for sharing with us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  5. Your card is stunning Sandy! I love the cut flowers. Wow!

  6. Gorgeous card, Sandy! I love these colors together, and your layering is so pretty. Love the little peek of the doily under there.

  7. LOVE all of those lovely layers, Sandy! So pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  8. Yippee, you won an HM honor from DD for your fantastic card, Sandy! Congratulations!!

    1. Yay, thanks for the heads up, Darnell!

  9. I'm glad I could finish of your card with my sketch Sandy! Your card is just beautiful - love those gorgeous fresh colours! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. Great card Sandy! I love how you've added that doily in the background! I really need to start getting my doilies out more!! Love those cheery yellow flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  11. So loving that wonderful color combo on your great card.

  12. Back again, Sandy, with another win announcement! Yippee, you also got an HM at FMS! I'm so happy for you!!