Rose Garden Thinlits I’m so glad I decided to purchase the Rose Garden Thinlits and the coordinating Rose Wonder Stamp Set! It took me awhile to figure out how to incorporate the rose images into my card-making style, but today’s card represents me in a lot of ways. I love layers and I loved layering the die-cut roses for today’s card. I think the layers give the card the right dramatic presence that I aim to provide with each card I make. Why be dull and boring when you can be chic and dramatic, right?! That’s how I like to approach my card designs and my fashion choices. I wouldn’t normally choose flowers and roses in my outfit choices, but I could make both things work with the right accessories. I feel like I was able to fall in love with the Rose Garden Thinlits because I was able to incorporate the coordinating colors of the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper with the die-cut roses and the fun little pearl. The deep shade of purple spoke to me, too. (As a lifelong Donny Osmond fan, I love anything purple! Plus, the outfit that I wore to church on Sunday reminds me of this card.) Speaking of being dramatic, Sahara Sand is the brown tone that officially coordinates with the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper, but I chose to use the richer tones of Tip Top Taupe for my card base and for one of the rose dies. And speaking of the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper, be sure to check out this post where I specifically feature the Blooms and Bliss DSP. The Rose Garden Thinlits and the coordinating Rose Wonder Stamp Set are great additions to your stamping collection. Not only can you die cut the rose images, you can also die cut leaves and the frame for the sentiment. Speaking of the sentiment, look at all of the different occasions that the stamp set covers: Take a look at the slideshow to see the products I used to create today’s “With Sympathy” card. You can click on any image to be directed to my online store.
Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper I have to admit that upon first glance, I decided that I wasn’t going to order the new Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper. The patterns just aren’t my style. However, I participated in a “paper share” with one of my customers and the Blooms & Bliss DSP was part of the share. I’m so glad I decided to start playing around with the paper! I created five different cards that I’ll be showing you over the next few weeks. I like the paper so much that I’m planning on ordering a full pack for myself. ( But I need to hurry and order it HERE, and so do you, because the Blooms and Bliss DSP has been selling like crazy and is about to go on back-order.) The Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper coordinating colors are Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, and Rich Razzleberry. Here is a look at the different patterns in the pack of paper. You receive two 12 x 12 sheets of each double-sided designs. I also want to point out two more fun aspects to this “Thinking of You” card. First, notice the little bling that I added to the right side of the card. (I had to get my bling in there somehow!) To add the individual sequins, I just pulled off a few sequins from the Bermuda Bay Sequins Trim and added them to the card with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. The look is very subtle but perfectly transforms the card from flowery to chic. Second, notice the “Thinking of You” stamp that I used as the sentiment. The stamp is from the “Pop of Paradise” stamp set. Most cards that I have seen using this stamp set are tropical since the set coordinates perfectly with the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. I wanted to use the stamp set in a project that would highlight a different look, and I think the “Thinking of You” heart sentiment paired with the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper is a great combination! Here is a slideshow of the items I used to create today’s Blooms and Bliss “Thinking of You Card.” To order any of the items, just click on a slide and you will be directed to my online store.