Good Morning! I love geraniums and when I saw the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums bundle in the annual catalog, I knew I wanted it. I finally pulled it out for today’s card, pairing it with the pretty Sale-A-Bration Rings of Love designer series paper and I hope you like it as much as I do! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I adhered a panel of Rings of Love designer series paper to the front of a Crumb cake card base with liquid glue. I embossed a panel of Balmy Blue with the Pretty Posies 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat.
I wanted to make my flowers Poppy Parade and my stems Old Olive, but I wanted different shades of each color. So I decided to try something different – I colored a Basic White panel with Stampin’ Blends, making blotches large enough to get my die cuts as pictured above. This gave me a mottled texture look in different shades of the colors I wanted.
After coloring my blotches, I cut the background flower die from the light Poppy Parade blotch and the detailed flower die from the dark Poppy Parade blotch. I cut the large stem from the dark Old Olive blotch and the background leaves from the light Old Olive blotch. I adhered the die cuts together with dots of liquid glue and adhered the stems to the embossed panel with liquid glue.
I wrapped a length of white Baker’s Twine around the panel and tied a bow. I adhered the flowers with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums stamp set in Soft Suede on a Basic White panel and cut it out with the small Stylish Shapes banner die. I adhered it to the panel with dimensionals and adhered the embossed panel to the card front with dimensionals. I finished it with brass butterflies.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower label pick from the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums in Crumb Cake in the corner of a Basic White panel. I stamped a dirt mound in Soft Suede and the sentiment in Poppy Parade. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Rings of Love DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
I plant geraniums by my mailbox every spring and they do well whether or not we get much rain. And I always plant the traditional red-orange ones, that’s why I had to use Poppy Parade for today’s card. They bring a cheerful and colorful welcome to my driveway! If you also like geraniums, you have to check out the Stampin’ Up! Potted Geraniums bundle!
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The Rings of Love DSP that I used in today’s card is fabulous! And you can get it for free with a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration while supplies last!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Crumb Cake – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ (geranium mat)
- Balmy Blue – 3″ x 4″ (embossed background)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3/4″ x 2-1/2″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (flower die cuts), 3″ x 3-1/2″ (leaf and stem die cuts)
- Rings of Love DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background)