April 2, 2010

Such a pretty Cottage Garden…

Posted in 3D items, Cards tagged , , , , , , , at 8:30 am by bejewelledcreations

I’ve always wanted a Cottage Garden. I just love the mass of sweet smelling flowers, but alas, I live where it’s very dry and our soil is quite sandy. The best things that grow around here are native gum trees and shrubs – all very lovely, but not quite the same. I’ll have to settle for a very LOVELY stamp set from the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue  instead (I think I can manage that!!!)

Here’s a card I made with the Cottage Garden stamp set and its matching Cottage Wall DSP (Designer Series Paper). The white area of the card is actually part of the paper pettern – SO pretty. I just adore this paper…. hmmm… wonder what hubby will think of me redecorating the bedroom with this paper?? LOL.

The three large flowers on the card have actually been stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and trimmed before adhering to the card. I’ve achieved the different tones of ink by simply ‘stamping off’ three times before re-inking the stamp – this gives a lovely soft look to the subsequent images.

Design by Julia. Stamped Images © Stampin’ Up! 1990-2010

Look closely and you’ll see a clear pillow box with tags inside – this was made with Window Sheets (acetate) and the Big Shot with my Pillow Box die. It’s so easy and quick to make multiple boxes and because its quite small, it doesn’t take much to decorate the outside. Of course, if you made the pillow box out of patterned paper, you wouldn’t even need to decorate the outside so it’s a real time-saver for a quick gift box.

Julia XX

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