I love everything about the Frosted Floral Suite, and like
the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP), I seriously
under-estimated the DSP! It’s called Frosted Floral and
the designs and colours, which are all on a gorgeous
shimmery white Cardstock (CS), are stunning.
This suite would make a fantastic all year round suite! The
stamps are beautifully made to produce shaded images so
all the hard work is done for us. I chose the DSP before I
decided on the design of my cards,
and after that, I found it plain sailing.
The colours in the DSP are Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaroon
and Tranquil Tide, so I chose Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide
as my colour scheme for the image. I don’t see this stamp
set as a Christmas set so I made my card a birthday card,
with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings.
At first I was planning on three identical sentiments using
Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Mint Macaroon. After I had
created them, it was obvious it was going to be rather
over-crowded so the Mint Macaroon banner bit the dust!
For the frame, I used the largest Stitched Shape Oval Die,
but it was just a tad too small for the branch of leaves image,
so I snipped the last piece off, and then cut a slight
curve to finish off the end.
I adhered the Whisper White CS oval onto a scalloped
oval in Tranquil Tide, and then I adhered the branch
with the leaves using Mini Dimensionals. I had stamped
and die cut four “thistles”, but decided I only had
room for three with the banners.
The stems were quite long so I cut them down quite
considerably and tucked them under the branch.I used
the fourth “thistle” to decorate the inside of my card.
The card base is Mint Macaroon, with a layer of Tranquil
Tide and a top layer of the Frosted Floral DSP on the front,
and Whisper White on the inside. The ribbon I wrapped
around the middle is the Berry Burst Mini Ruffled ribbon.
I finished off the front of the card by adding some
Basic Pearls at the base of each Thistle, plus where the
two banners meet. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project;
I certainly enjoyed creating it.
Hubby has two days off work, so today we are going down
to Brighton which is on the sunny, south coast. Tomorrow,
I’ll give you a quick rundown on what we did, where
we went, and what we saw! ☺
I hope you have a lovely day, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Chris Hill says
Love this card,I have the bundle and been working on doing a card,really like the colour combo you used
Hi, Chris. This is my favourite bundle in the Christmas catalogue….at the moment! This is definitely the best Christmas catalogue we've had in recent years. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
This could quite possibly be my favourite in the Holiday Catalogue; the whole suite. Love what you've done with your card this morning, Jan. It's gorgeous! Aren't the colours just delicious too?
Hi, Geraldine. I have to confess that I wasn't taken with Tranquil Tide, or Shaded Spruce when they first came out, but now I love them both! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Alison Claire says
Absolutely fabulous. You are an inspiration. Thank you .
Hi, Alison. I appreciate your kind words – many thanks. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.