Garden Elements, part 3

If you missed my other Garden Elements cards I made with the Roof Garden Accents and Elements kit, make sure you check out part 1 and part 2.

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First up is a simple card with lots of details. I wanted to use the great big flower from the Elements kit, but it was so big and plain. I decided to emboss the Kindred Spirits stamp set onto it. I liked it, but the shine wasn’t noticeable enough, so I sanded it down. I really liked those results! I added a Kiwi circle and a Navy button. I drew some dots on the button with a white gel pen. To finish the accent off I added some tiny satin ribbon .

The stitching around the DSP layer is faux stitching. Since sanding the EP off the flower made the flower edges distressed, I used the SU Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the DSP panel too.

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This is the final card I want to show you. I was going for a mod graphic type design. I’m not sure what I ended up with, lol. I added the large leafy Element to the Kiwi cardstock. It needed something else so I outlined it with Not Quite Navy. It still didn’t seem right, so I overstamped the Element with the En Francais background stamp. I decided I wouldn’t do any more to that!

I love stripes, so the stripey paper from the Urban Garden DSP pack needed to be used and I thought it would go well with whatever it was I was doing on this card. The final step was to add the sentiment. I knew I wanted it to overlap the leafy Element, so I anchored it to the stripey strip with some brads.

Well, I hope you enjoyed these cards. I only used ONE THIRD of the contents of a kit – so they are definitely a value! Of course, there aren’t any other Accent and Element kits in the new catalog, bummer – but if you are like me, you have one in your stash 😉

All Stampin’Up! unless otherwise noted.
Kind Thanks
Stamps: Kindred Spirits, Thank You Kindly;
Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy;
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Urban Garden DSP;
Other: Roof Garden Accents & Elements, Baja ribbon, Navy button, white gel pen, tiny white ribbon (source unknown), paper piercer, distresser from Cutter Kit;
Happy Days
Stamps: Happy Everything, En Francais;
Ink: Not Quite Navy, White;
Paper: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Urban Garden DSP;
Other: Roof Garden Accents & Elements, brads;

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