Eclipse Card using Garden In Bloom from Stampin' Up!
Oh, I LOVE this card! Yes, I know we're into autumn now, but I don't think there's ever a bad time to break out the flowers and butterflies, do you? Eclipse cards seem to be all the rage at the moment (such a shame we missed the recent solar eclipse here in the UK), but most of the ones I've seen involve lettering. I wanted to do something a bit different, and it's a while since I had a play with Garden In Bloom, so out it came.
This is a great card for getting the creative juices flowing, 'cause you can just stamp away to your heart's content, creating that lovely swathe of flowers across the card. I started with the biggest flowers, then gradually filled in the gaps in between with ever-smaller stamps. The Crumb Cake splatters (yes, they're stamped too) from Timeless Textures tie everything in together.
After all the stamping is done, then I got my dies out, and cut a butterfly shape out of the area I'd just sprinkled with flowers. Once the card was assembled, the butterfly was stuck back in place with Stampin' Dimensionals, so you can just see a hint of the Elegant Eggplant mat behind it. Pretty, huh?
I highlighted some of the flowers with tiny faux-pearls, so they would catch the light and add a bit of texture. Honestly, I go through these pearls like there's no tomorrow. (Actually, I seem to go through pearl phases, and then through rhinestone phases. It seems to be pearls all the way at the moment.)
This was another project from my September "Mostly Cards" class. The October one will be open for booking soon, so hop over to the Class Schedule page to have a look, and if you're in the Ipswich area, then it would be wonderful if you could join us. We always have such a lovely time!
Thanks for dropping in. and I'll see you with more soon.
Product List (click on any item name for more information)
Stamp : Garden In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set , Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Ink : Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad , Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad , Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad , Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad , Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Card Stock : Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock , Elegant Eggplant A4 Card Stock , Whisper White A4 Card Stock
Tools & Adhesive : Fast Fuse Adhesive , Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Accessory : Pearl Basic Jewels
Big Shot : Big Shot , Butterflies Thinlits Dies