Vanilla & Black Secret Garden Anniversary Card

For my card share today, I used the Secret Garden stamp set and matching Framelits along with the Modern Medly DSP from Stampin’ Up!  My card design was inspired by Retrosketches #74.

Secret Garden

I started by adhering a panel of Modern Medley DSP to a Basic Black card base with SNAIL.  I adhered a strip of Modern Medley DSP to a Very Vanilla strip, then to the card front with SNAIL.  I stamped the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in StazOn Jet Black ink on a Very Vanilla panel, punched it out with the Word Window Punch, adhered it to a Modern Label Punch with SNAIL, then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Secret Garden 1

Then I stamped the flower and branch images from the Secret Garden stamp set twice in VersaMark ink on a Very Vanilla panel.  I sprinkled the images with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, heat embossed them and cut one flower and both branches out with the Secret Garden Framelits dies and cut the center out of the other with my Paper Snips.  I adhered the center of the flower over the larger flower image with Stampin Dimensionals.  Then I adhered two loops of the Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim and three loops of the Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (that I’d colored the edges with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker) to the card front with SNAIL.  I adhered the two branch images around the ribbon using small pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals, then I adhered the flower die cut over everything with doubled Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I finished the card front by adding small pearls to the center of the flower and next to the sentiment.

Secret Garden 2

I finished the inside of the card by adhering a strip of Basic Black card stock and a strip of Modern Medley DSP.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Secret Garden (131940 wood, 129144 clear); Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748 wood, 127802 clear)

Dies & Punches: Secret Garden Framelits Dies (129372); Word Window Punch (119857); Modern Label Punch (119849)

Embellishments:  Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109133); Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim (118481); Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119261); Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

Ink:  VersaMark Pad (102283); Stazon Jet Black Pad (104406); Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082)

Tools:  Heat Tool (129053); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Basic Black (121045) – card base cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″, Modern Label Punch; Very Vanilla (101650) – four Secret Garden die cuts, Word Window Punch, 2-1/4″ x 4″ panel; Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (126926) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2″ x 4″ panel

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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