Today’s card features the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order! This is such a versatile set as it can be used for just about any occasion…birthday, sympathy, get well, thank you…or just a card to give someone with a bouquet (or basket) of flowers to let them know you’re thinking of them.
I stamped the basket on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I used Stampin’ Blends (Stampin’ Up!’s premier alcohol markers) to color. Oh what fun it is to color with these markers! It is so easy and it amazes me every time! It makes me feel like an artist the way they add depth and shading. I realize these markers are a bit of an investment but trust me, it will be money well spent! You don’t need to start out with all of them. Get Old Olive and one or two of your favorite colors along with the Color Lifter to start. I do recommend buying the combo packs so you have the light and dark shades of each color. If you want to see more projects I’ve shared using the Stampin’ Blends Click HERE or HERE.
I wanted to be able to use this card for any occasion so I only inked up part of the sentiment (for you). That leaves me free to use any sentiment on the inside depending on occasion. I often make cards and leave the inside blank until I know who the recipient will be. I can’t wait to get my Stamparatus this week! I will be stamping a bunch of these baskets to color. Research has shown how therapeutic coloring can be (which is probably why adult coloring has become the rage). It is definitely my therapy of choice! (Not that I don’t appreciate the progress I have made due to my Physical Therapists but, coloring is pain free!)
The other feature of this bundle is the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. WOW! Not only is that a mouthful but it really is dynamic! It adds so much texture to a project! This is a thick embossing folder so you only use one clear plate instead of two when making your “sandwich” for the Big Shot. I embossed the front of my Crumb Cake card base. Here’s a close up so you can really see the texture!
Check out this short video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing this bundle.
I knew I had to have this stamp set and embossing folder the minute I saw it! I love baskets and have a collection in my craft room where I store many of my Stampin’ Up supplies to keep them organized and handy.
This card would have been great for my alphabet series…B is for Blossoming Basket Bundle and Blends; however, I made it using elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I went right down the middle with butterfly, green, twine. It really is fun choosing elements from the board to create! I hope you will give it a try and play along! You can click on the board to see what the rest of the design team created and to share your project.
Here’s another look at today’s card and matching envelope.
You can purchase the products used to create today’s card from my online store.
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Have a wonderful day!
I am honored to be featured in an article on “Homemade Thank You Cards” on Gifts.com. You can click HERE to check it out!
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