Seasonal Branches, Take 2!

Finallly, “Seasonal Branches”, Take 2! Finding time to create another card with the “Seasonal Branches” Bundle has been challenging. We’ve been quite busy this week with yard work. We are wanting to get our yard looking more presentable before it gets too hot here in central Texas! This is my second card with this bundle and I’m really enjoying playing with this stamp set and dies. HERE was my first, very simple card using “Seasonal Branches”.

For this card, I used the new “Bubble Bath” color for my card base and also for the flowers. “Bubble Bath” is such a soft, pretty pink! I stamped the flowers with “Berry Burst” ink on the “Bubble Bath” cardstock. I wanted this card to be cheerful, so I chose “Parakeet Party” and “Garden Green” for my shades of green.

After cutting a piece of “Parakeet Party” card stock with the “Deckled Rectangles” dies, I layered this piece behind the white panel and then trimmed on each end. I stamped “off” with “Garden Green” ink to give some depth to the leaves. Then, I colored the leaves with “Parakeet PartyBlends. I placed some of the flowers on dimensionals and I did add a few of the single stamped and die cut leaves to the card. To complete this card, I colored each of the flower centers with “Wink of Stella Glitter Brush” for a soft shimmer. A piece of “3/8″ Sheer Ribbon” in “Bubble Bath” was knotted at the top of the card near the fold.

DSP SALE Coming June 1st!

Today, Stampin’ Up! announced a DSP SALE coming June 1st! Beginning the first of June, save 15% on “Select” DSP packs! This SALE will last the entire month of June! You can find this DSP in the Annual Catalog, pages 129-132. I want you to be aware, the “In Color” and “Color Families” (6×6 size) on page 133 of the catalog will NOT be included in this sale. Also, this sale does NOT include “Specialty” Papers.

Stampin’ UP! doesn’t offer SALES like this too often, so make sure you snag some of your favorite DSP packs while they are on sale! Also, I highly recommend ordering EARLY as I’m sure the “popular” DSP packs may go out of stock from inventory. Chances are, these items may not be replenished by the end of June in time for you to catch the SALE price.

If you were to purchase 4 packs of DSP on SALE, your savings just about pays for your shipping! Or better yet, purchase a new stamp set or bundle and include a pack or two of your favorite DSP!

Seasonal Branches Bundle!

This is my first creation with the “Seasonal Branches” Bundle. What I really liked about this “bundle” was the different possibilities with the branches, leaves, flowers and berries. I’m still waiting on another stamp order that contains the NEW “In Color” ink pads. I had ordered all the other ink pads, but for some reason forgot to order the NEW “In Color” pads! The only NEW color I incorporated into this card was “Pecan Pie“. I’m liking this “NEW Core Color” as it really is a pretty shade of brown.

Seasonal Branches Bundle

The folded card base is “Balmy Blue“. Since the “Stitched Rectangle” Dies are now retired, I used the Scalloped Rectangle die from the “Scalloped Contours” Dies and trimmed off the scalloped edges. Then I added a layer of “Parakeet Party” card stock. The brown “Pecan Pie” layer was cut with the “Deckled Ractangles” Dies. After cutting the “Pecan Pie” layer, I crunched it up into a ball several times to give this layer a more “earthy” feel.

Before stamping the tree branch and leaves on my focal panel, I used a blending brush to add some “Balmy Blue” ink to the background. The branch and leaves followed with coloring in the leaves with “Blends”. The bird was stamped, die cut and colored with “Blends” before adhering with dimensionals. The greeting was stamped with “Balmy Blue” ink. To finish this card, I added a double bow made from “Linen Thread”. Overall, I’m liking this “Seasonal Branches Bundle” and working on another card to share in a few days!