Garden in Bloom card for SB116

Hi everyone, for this week’s Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challenge I decided to use the Garden in Bloom stamp set and Color Me Irresistable  Designer Series Paper.  They are the perfect combination for the grunged effect I wanted to create.  Here is my card for SB116.
Garden in Bloom card by Patrice
I had so much fun creating this card, after all getting a bit inky sometimes is what card making is all about lol. Can you work out how I coloured the background on this card?   Well, it is very easy to do, all I did was stamp some of the images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using different coloured inks onto the Color Me Irresistable  Designer Series Paper.  I then used a handy towel to remove the excess ink from the pre-embossed areas on the card and it created this fun grunge effect.
Color Me Irresistable DSP tips when creating the background on this card
– After stamping make sure you lightly dab over the card first with the handy towel, then give it a good wipe as this will stop the ink from smearing.
– Use a solid image rather than an outline image to create a more dramatic effect.  I have used stamps that have no particular pattern because I wanted the flower to be the main focus point.
Garden in Bloom close up by Patrice
The Tiny Triangles embossing folder has a small pattern so it was perfect for embossing the little green banner.  It was a little too clean so I stamped the lines over the top to tone it down a little.  The other banner has been covered using the Everyday Chic Washi Tape.  I finished the card off by stamping the flower on some scrap card, cutting it out before adhering to give it a slight 3D look.
Garden in Bloom Flower by Patrice
and this is what the inside looks like.
Garden in Bloom inside by Patrice
Check out the video I have made showing you just how easy it is to create this fun background.

Here is the photo of this week’s sketch challenge that I designed my card from.  You can join in the fun, make a card and share it with us, for more information go to Sketch and Stamp Challenge Blog.
Now lets pop on over and see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week.  You can do this by clicking on their links below.

Sandi MacIver – Canada

Amy Koenders – USA

Michelle Last – UK

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Marine Wiplier – France

Caroline van der Straaten – Netherlands

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (that’s me)

Garden in Bloom Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you would like to order any of the Stampin” Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.


Comments: 7

  1. […] Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand […]

  2. Marine August 6, 2015 at 1:20 am Reply

    Such a lovely card Patrice ! I love it !

  3. Amy Koenders August 6, 2015 at 1:41 am Reply

    I love it Patrice! Your background is just awesome, love the way that you stamped on it…I’d have never thought to do that. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Shelagh Freemantle August 6, 2015 at 5:02 am Reply

    Love the technique…will be giving this a try. Absolutely stunning. Hugs form Shelagh.

  5. Claire Daly August 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm Reply

    Great stamping Patrice. I love the effect you have created with the background stamping. It’s a lovely card.

  6. Joanne Jensen August 12, 2015 at 7:33 pm Reply

    I love this card Patrice. I’ll definitely be trying the technique with the stamping on the colour me irresistible DSP – I hadn’t thought of that. It looks fabulous 🙂

  7. […] Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand […]

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