The More Blossoming Basket Bundle is challenging me to try more colors for the flowers as well as different colors for the cardstocks. And then another Designer Series Paper. The first thing I did after stamping a ‘collection’ of blossoming baskets was to color them with the Stampin’ Blends. I still haven’t used all the possible flower colors. Today’s card uses Rich Razzleberry card stock, Rich Razzleberry Blends Combo Pack and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper which includes Rich Razzleberry among it’s other dazzling colors.
Today’s card features a “Z” fold.
- Base card front layer (Whisper White card stock): 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
- Score the top/front section at 2-3/4″ and fold as shown in photos
- Rich Razzleberry embossed layer: 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Designer Series Paper layers (2 of them): 5″ x 2-1/2″ and the solid Rich Razzleberry piece: 5-1/4″ x 4″
Attach all layers to the cared front base as shown. Don’t worry about the blossom basket yet.
Stamp the basket, using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White or Shimmery White card stock, stamp the basket as well as a few butterflies. You’ll want them for little accessory pieces later. Then color the flowers and leaves with Stampin’ Blends colors of your choice. Use other Blends for the butterflies. The fun part (ha ha) is “fussy cutting” the basket (second photo below).
Using an X-acto type blade, make an ‘x’ in the white area of the image and then, using Paper Snips, trim out the center as desired.
Use Fast Fuse to attach the basket over the “Z” fold. Be sure to only place adhesive on one half of the basket!
Using Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink, stamp your greeting on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Punch it out using the Pretty Label Punch. Attach the stamped label and a few butterflies to the embossed “back” or “inside” of the card being sure the placement will be hidden when the card is folded in that “z” shape
Above: Without Wink of Stella.
I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flower petals below for a little pop of glimmer.
These are three of the four Blossoming Blooms Bundle cards I’ve made so far. I have a few more ideas bouncing around in my head.
I love the varieties of backgrounds that can be made with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then you can start changing up the colors of card stock, Designer Series Papers and colors of ink/markers. Making more Blossoming Basket Bundle cards is definitely addictive. Try it. You’ll like it!