I'm so excited for this month's Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop because the theme is our favourite bundle. We hop on the first Friday of every month so make sure to check back for more inspiration from a wonderful group of international Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. If you have come from Amanda's post you are on the right track. Keep hopping!
There are quite a few bundles which I could call my favourite! Bundles have perfectly co-ordinating stamps and dies or stamps and punches. However, the best feature is that you save 10% when you buy them together. It's a win win! I decided that the All Things Fabulous Bundle was the favourite at this time! The All Things Fabulous stamp set features 26 stamps, including four sentiments. There are also 15 co-ordinating dies in the Fabulous Florals Dies.
I've created two cards for the challenge and I really can't pick a favourite! The first is pretty simple and showcases the flowers in Smoky Slate, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. The second is a little more complex using die cuts to create a background, in addition to a stamped flower featuring So Saffron, Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider inks.
I started by creating a card base from Smoky Slate cardstock. I stamped my greeting which is from the Best Year stamp set in Night of Navy onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the flowers which have three layering stamps for each flower in Smoky Slate, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. I definitely used the Stamparatus for the stamping! I die cut the two largest Stitched Circle dies from Whisper White cardstock and to create a frame for the sentiment. I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to give dimension behind the frame. I attached my flowers with smaller pieces of the Foam Adhesive Strips and some Multipurpose Liquid Glue. To finish I added three clear Elegant Faceted Gems.
For my second card, I created a base card from Thick Whisper White cardstock as I needed more stability for the many layers. I used the border die in the Fabulous Florals dies and cut this multiple times from So Saffron cardstock. I adhered the die cuts with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then added a thin cardstock strip in Cinnamon Cider to finish off at the top. My flower was stamped in So Saffron, Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider and the leaves also in Cinnamon Cider. I added the sentiment from the All Things Fabulous stamp set in Bumblebee ink.
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