Having spent most of the day outdoors today buidling snowmen and sledging with my children and generally making the most of the snow and an unexpected day off school, it's nice to sit all cosy and warm and share another card set with you.
So here is the second trio of cards I made with the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set, this time introducing the butterfly too:
A slightly more feminine colour palette I think, with the latest in-colour inks of Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple for the randomly stamped flowers and butterflies and some Gumball Green for the stems which I think just adds a bit of 'zing'.
I also hand cut one of the butterflies on the central card and popped it on a dimensional for added interest:
It was easy enough with my Paper Snips, but if you're not great with fiddly cutting out it can be punched in seconds with the Bitty Butterfly Punch, a new product in this year's Spring-Summer Seasonal Catalogue and available from the first of February. I have also used a mat of Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals or Gumball Green cardstock respectively and a little ribbon accent just to finish off. I really love this stamp set - and the sentiments are generic enough that they suit lots of occasions.
If you would like to recreate these cards yourself, the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set is one of 17 items that you can obtain for free for every £45 spent during the promotional period, starting tomorrow! Please drop me a line or give me a call if you would like more information.
Stampin' Up Supplies:
Stamps: *Bloomin' Marvelous (Wood 129651, clear 129654)
Paper: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Ink: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals
Punches: *Bitty Butterfly Punch
Finishing Touches: Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple, Stitched Satin Ribbon Gumball Green
*Available to purchase from 22nd January.