My card today is one that I cannot take full credit for! I did make it, but it was originally designed and created by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Sherri Everett. I made this one at an event she hosted a few weeks ago in Maine. It is one of ten cards I made with her that day!
This card features the Varied Vases photopolymer stamp set. This stamp set was designed by million dollar achiever, Mary Fish. It is part of a bundle that includes both the stamp set, as well as a coordinating punch. Of course, each item is available separately, but you can save 10% if you purchase both items as the bundle!
For this card, we just used the stamp set. Sherri paired Pool Party with Gorgeous Grape cardstock for the colors. Of course, they look great against the black and white! Other items used on this card include the Layering Circle and Stitched Shapes Framelits dies; Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine; and Gorgeous Grape 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon!
Some portions of this card are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added height and texture. Also, the black scallops along the left side of the vase piece were actually three 1/2 inch circles, cut using the 1/2 Inch Circle Punch! I love how they look on this card! It adds a really nice bit of detail!
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Thick Whisper White card stock base: 4-1/4 x 11 inches (scored at 5-1/2 inches and folded in half)
Pool Party triangular piece: 4 x 5-1/4 inches (cut diagonally across to make the triangle)
Gorgeous Grape triangular piece: 4 x 5-1/4 inches (cut diagonally across to make the triangle)
Whisper White top layer: 2-1/4 x 3-1/2 inches
Whisper White stitched sentiment piece: 1-3/8 inches in diameter
Basic Black sentiment backing layer: 1-5/8 inches in dimater
Basic Black circles on left: 1/2 inch each
There was one little change I made to this card from the original, and that was the color of the ink I used for the stamping. On Sherri’s original card, all of the stamping was done in black ink (I believe she used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.) At the time I made this card all of the black pads were being used by other stampers, and I was too lazy to walk around and look for one! LOL! So I grabbed Basic Gray and used that instead. The water in the vase is stamped in Pool Party, and the flowers are stamped in Gorgeous Grape to match the background colors!
The Varied Vases Bundle is one that I do not have myself (yet), so I was happy to get to use it at Sherri’s event! It is definitely on my wish list and something I plan to add to my collection very soon!
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for visiting!