This is my second play date with the “So Refreshing” Bundle. This is such a cute stamp and die set for summertime! You can see my previous creation HERE. I had a vision in my head as I began this card, but it definitely “evolved” as I began working on this card, LOL!

So Refreshing Bundle!

I really wanted to use the “blanket” die for this card. After some thought, I decided that a piece of the “Glorious Gingham” DSP in Berry Burst would be perfect for the blanket. I used a Berry Burst panel on the lower half of my card which was cut with one of the “Radiating Stitches” Dies. Not found in the catalog, these dies are featured in the Stampin’ Up! “On Line Exclusives” AND are still available for purchase! The folded card base is Bubble Bath, such a pretty soft pink!

I chose to add some “speckles” to my vase to give it some interest. The “speckles” stamp is also from another “On Line Exclusive”, “Irresistible Blooms” Bundle. For the background, I used “Blending Brushes” to apply Balmy Blue and Lemon Lime Twist/Parakeet Party ink to my white panel. I was wanting the color to resemble “grass and sky”. For the flowers I used Bubble Bath and Berry Burst ink along with Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves.

The “vase” die has a “slit” cut so that you can add flower or leaf sprays and they appear to be coming out of the vase. I die cut the 3-leaf stem with a die from the “So Refreshing” Dies. To complete my card, I added “Wink of Stella” to three of the flower centers. The finishing touch was a White “Baker’s Twine” bow and three of the “Brushed Brass Butterflies”. I’m not positive this is what I envisioned when I began creating, but overall it’s a super cute card!