I have been using the new stamp set Secret Garden and coordinating Secret Garden framelits (p.17 in the Spring catalog) quite a bit recently. I made a couple of cards like this for some birthdays in February. I was inspired by a beautiful card made by Vicki Burdick. I really did not change it up very much, since I fell in love with her idea. I used Cherry Cobbler card stock and seam binding ribbon, and she used Real Red. I used a Basic Black card base, layered with a piece of Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White, and embossed with the Delicate Designs folder (p.188) and cut with the Large Scallop Edgelit (p.190). I added a Lattice cut using the Lattice Bigz die (p.193) and an oval cut with an oval die and embossed with the Oval Designer Frame folder (p.188). I cut a piece of black card stock to fit inside the embossed oval frame using the Extra Large Oval punch (p.184). I used the Itty Bitty Banners (p.134) stamp set and coordinating Bitty Banners framelits (p.191) to stamp and cut the Happy Birthday banner. Finally, I used versamark ink and white embossing powder to stamp and emboss the Secret Garden flower. I did this 6 times and cut two of the flowers out with the coordinating framelit. The other layers I cut out by hand and added to the full flower using stampin’ dimensionals.
My first thought when I saw this stamp set was…..why do I need another flower stamp set?…..well, let me tell you this….I really don’t, BUT it is so nice to have the framelits that coordinate to cut them out, and if you buy the bundle you save 15%, so who can resist?!
I have been having a great time using this beautiful set and you will be seeing more ideas very soon. Thanks for looking and see you soon!