Today’s project uses the Beautiful Thistle Bundle and a card sketch.
Let’s Start with the Card Sketch
What is a card sketch? Sketches are a great starting point for your creativity. It’s basically a layout idea. You don’t have to stick rigidly to the layout, you can always change the shapes and orientations on a sketch if that works better for you.
Beautiful Thistle Bundle
The Beautiful Thistle bundle in the January–April Mini Catalog features a great selection of stamps and dies that enable you to create a varied selection of thistles. There are dies to cut out the stamped images and detailed dies to build up thistles using different pieces.
The stamped images are beautiful line drawings that enable you to colour them in a variety of different ways. So, whether water coloring, markers or even pastels are your favorite coloring medium of the moment, you will love these stamps.
Favored Flowers DSP – Today Only!!
This card needed some Designer Series Paper. This Favored Flowers pack is one of the Level 1 Sale-a-bration choices. As well as the beautiful floral designs, there are also some generic-colored prints in this pack, including Blackberry Bliss and Fresh Freesia patterns which are perfect for this project.
Sale-a-bration ends today, so don’t delay if you’d like this Designer Series Paper! It’s free with a $50 order.
Beautiful Thistle Card
This card features a Fresh Freesia card base with a Blackberry Bliss Designer Series Paper mat on top. The larger square is a piece of Fresh Freesia Designer Series paper. The large Thistle has been stamped onto a square of Basic white cardstock. It has been colored with Old Olive and Fresh freesia Stampin’ Blends. A Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend has been used to add highlights to the thistle at the bottom of the petals and at the base of the thistle where it meets the leaves.
The texture image stamp has been stamped around the edge of the Basic White card in Fresh Freesia ink. A bow of white twine is adhered to the thistle with a glue dot.
The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink. Thinking of You is such a useful sentiment, whether someone is having a rough time, or you want to send a “just because” card.
Beautiful Thistle Inside
Of course, you can leave the inside of your card blank, but this insert features a simple stamped thistle in Blackberry Bliss ink. You could also repeat this on the envelope.
Now it’s your turn to have a play with this card sketch. Whether you use this Beautiful Thistle bundle or choose different products from your Stampin’ Up! Collection, have fun with it.
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