Friday, March 3, 2023

Global Stamping Friends March Blog Hop Time Marches On

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends March Blog Hop with our theme this month "Time Marches On". When I think about the month of March, I think about the transition from Winter to Spring and all the changes that happen. It's been a cold and snowy Winter here in Colorado and I am looking forward to warm, sunny days again. Our Design Team will be sharing their projects to help inspire you to get creative as we "march" towards Spring.
For my card design, I featured products from the Fancy Flora Suite from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog to create the look of a Spring garden in bloom. I love the colors in the Fancy Flora 6"x6" Designer Series Paper and I chose coordinating colors to create the flowers using the Two Tone Flora Bundle. It was so much fun playing with colors and layering the flowers to create a pretty Thinking of You card. This is not my normal style of card design and I love how it turned out. This design would work well for a variety of occasions for Spring and Summer. 
Products Used:
Fancy Flora Suite Collection (item #160431)
  Two Tone Flora Bundle (item #160414)
  Something Fancy Dies (item #160424)
  Fancy Flora 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #160413)
  Iridescent Pastel Gems (item #160429)
Go To Greetings stamp set (item #158763)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock (item #159267)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Soft Succulent Classic Ink Pad (item #155778)
Soft Sea Foam Classic Ink Pad (item #147102)
Fresh Freesia Classic Ink Pad (item #155611)
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad (item #147091)
Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad (item #147105)
Orchid Oasis Classic Ink Pad (item #159214)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
White 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon (item #156408)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
Orchid Oasis Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies
Flowers & Leaves stamped and die cut with the Two Tone Flora Bundle
Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
One of my favorite things about this style of card, is that you get to experiment with different color combinations to create beautiful floral images. For my flowers, I chose to use Balmy Blue and Orchid Oasis Classic inks for the large flower, Fresh Freesia and Rich Razzleberry Classic inks for the medium size flowers and Orchid Oasis for the small flowers (the solid images were stamped off once to give the two tone look). For the leaves, I chose to use Soft Succulent for the long leaves and Soft Sea Foam for the smaller leaves. The great thing about the Two Tone Flora Bundle is that there are coordinating dies to cut out the stamped images, which makes life so much easier. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Go To Greetings stamp set with Silver embossing powder onto Basic White cardstock and die cut it out with one of the Something Fancy Dies. I layered it onto the larger coordinating Orchid Oasis die cut to create a frame. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I attached the sentiment label to the center of the card front and then added the flowers and leaves to create the focal design. For a touch of sparkle, I added some Glittered Organdy Ribbon using Mini Glue Dots and several of the Iridescent Pastel Gems to the centers of some of the flowers for a touch of bling. I think this is the perfect card design to welcome Spring. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to get creative for Spring. There are so many wonderful products to choose from to help spark your creativity. 
Now it's time to visit Marieke's blog and see what wonderful projects she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. I love this, Tricia! But I love flowers anyway I can get them. Thanks for sharing this!💕

    1. Thank you Jan. The Two Tone Flora stamp set has amazing images and I had so much fun playing with these pretty colors.

  2. So pretty! I guess I need to go grab some of that gorgeous paper. Thanks for sharing ☺️

    1. Thank you Kimberley. The Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper is so beautiful and has wonderful color combinations. I think you will love all the beautiful designs in this paper pack.