A Coach for my Secret Garden


I’m loving this card! Totally CASED from SU demonstrator, Anne Marie Hile. Just one of the cards my Stamp Club members will be creating at this month’s class!

There’s a lot going on in this card–embossing folder, framelits, dsp, seam binding ribbon, sponging, dazzling details, and pearl jewels–whew! Did I forget to mention dimensionals (you know I can’t make a card without them-lol!) But I assure you it was not as overwhelming as it may seem. The Secret Garden bundle includes coordinating framelits, which are a huge time saver. No need for scissors– simply place the framelit over your stamped image, and run it through the big shot!


Using Anne’s card as my inspiration, I selected the Gumball Green dsp from the NEW Poetry Prints paper pack. I wasn’t sure what coordinating colors to use,  so I reached for my trusty “Color Coach” (#121046)20130312-061936.jpg

The color coach is easy to overlook in the catalog, however, it’s one tool I could not live without! EVERY color is represnted in a full size true-to-color swatch. But wait, it gets even better! On the back of each color card is a list of not one, but two examples of 3-color combinations.


So when I looked at the Gumball Green color card, I knew exactly which colors to use: Melon Mambo and Marina Mist. I would have never thought to use those colors together!


Your Turn: So what do you think? What colors would you like to try with this card??? Bold Brights, Soft Subtle Pastels, Rich Regals, Neutrals???


Stampin’ Supplies:

Stamps: Secret Garden Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits!), Word Play

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Poetry Prints DSP

Etc: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon,  Oval Framelits, Dazzling Details, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals, sponges

Have a fabulous day & thanks for checking in!



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