Have there been stamp sets that you first see and have absolutely no interest in? I have those from time to time. LOL!! They are very few that strike me that way. The Plentiful Plants Bundle, and Suite even, first struck me that way. Of course I have since seen many beautiful projects and cards from that bundle and had to have it. So I am sharing a card using some of the unexpected pieces of the DSP, as well as a Fun Fold.
Due to the Fun Fold, I had to photograph this card differently. Please forgive my finger.
You all know that for me, the first step after choosing a stamp set, is choosing the paper. And sometimes the paper is my first choice and then I find a stamp set that pairs with it. The paper first was the beginning of this card.
I saw this gorgeous piece of the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper, and knew I had to make it the star of a card. Next was me noticing the flower pots and plants on other sheets in the pack. And then remembering that the dies in the bundle would cut out those pots and plants! Oh My!!!
I have seen a few cards similar to this fold of late, and new I wanted to try it. (There is already a different version with a twist that is finished! But for another day.) Here is the open card.
I apologize that he photo does not do it justice. Because of the folded out size, it did not work well inside my light box.
The base of the card is Evening Evergreen cut to a quarter sheet size of 5 1/2 X 4 1/4. The Basic White layer is 5 1/4 X 4, with the DSP layer being 5 1/8 X 3 7/8. This has become my current favorite layering sizes. The folded section of Soft Succulent is cut 4 X 9 3/4 and is scored on the long side at 3 1/4 & 6 1/2. (Be sure to burnish these folds well for this section to lay as flat as possible.) For the white layers in the sections, I cut those 3 1/8 X 3 7/8.
The DSP strip on the center fold was a scrap that I cut to 3 3/4 tall. All of the plants and pots are die cut using the Perfect Plants Dies that are part of the Bundle. There is one exception. The center section cactus is fussy cut. Sadly there is not a die to fit it.
All of the plants / pots are glued down with the exception of the front terracotta pot. For the front of the card I decided to raise that one using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The inside and front sentiments are from the Plentiful Plants stamp set. They are stamped using Cinnamon Cider Ink. I originally stamped the front sentiment and used that ink to coordinate with the terracotta pot. Then it only seemed reasonable to use the same ink for the inside one.
Once again I have showcased one of the Designer Series Paper Packs that is included in the Designer Series Paper Sale. 15% off of the original price is a good deal for this gorgeous paper. I hope you will take advantage of it! The picture below shows all of the papers that are included in the sale. Please use my Host code which is shown just below that papers.
The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale. There are 9 to choose from!!
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