Retro Rubber and Remarkable You

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Hello, Stampers! It’s Tuesday and our photo inspiration challenge at Retro Rubber is quickly coming to an end. You have just 3 more days to make a card to submit and we really hope you will if you haven’t already! I know you have some lovely stamps that haven’t been inked up in awhile!!

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, July 31st.

I wanted to make one more card for the challenge but this time I went to a brand new stamp set that I have been dying to use, Remarkable You. I love the big blossoms that it has! The sentiment is from the ultra-popular Tin of Cards and then brought in an old favorite, Papillon Potpourri. I love blending old and new stamp sets on my cards!!

Remarkable You, Tin of Cards, Papillon Potpourri

This card was lots of fun to make, and only needed a little more time for watercoloring with my blender pen – but that’s the fun part so I totally think it’s worth it. I almost left the flower alone but decided it needed a little color behind it, so I fussy cut the flower out and made another panel for the branch of leaves. It looks much better that way! The Pool Party panel behind it was textured with my current favorite TIEF, Spring Flowers – it may be retired but absolutely love it.

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). Ready to shop with Secret Stamper?  I offer prompt customer service when you shop online with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE. And don’t forget to look at today’s new Weekly Deals!

Below are the products used for my project today. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

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Garden in Bloom for PP255

Garden in Bloom, Bordering Blooms

Hello, Stampers! I am in my craft room for the first time this weekend. I wasn’t really feeling inspired and thought I would just play with the card kit that was just delivered on Friday. However, I went to the Paper Players and there was a fantastic TAG challenge! I immediately thought of the new Garden in Bloom that was also delivered and this card flew together in no time at all. I so love it when that happens!

I first opened up the new Pretty Petals DSP pack and picked the Mint Macaron pattern. When I looked closely at it, I saw a resemblance to the stamp in Bordering Blooms and knew I wanted to bring that out. For the little border on the left, I just flipped the paper over and there was my color scheme. After cutting my tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, I stamped the border on the bottom first, then stamped the sentiment on the top. There was the little bit of debate with which one of the flowers from Garden in Bloom to use, but in the end, it just had to be that big beautiful flower! Stampin’ Up! made the 2 step stamping easy with little arrows to line up the layered stamps, which I really appreciate. Lastly, I just had to choose my embellishments and this card was done in absolutely no time at all.

pp255I will be submitting this card to the Paper Players. Miss you all!!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). Ready to shop with Secret Stamper?  I offer prompt customer service when you shop online with me. AND you can earn FREE stamps with my Secret Stamper Rewards Program. Learn more HERE. And don’t forget to look at today’s new Weekly Deals! Just click my Shop button to go straight to my 24/7 Online Store. Below are the products used for today’s project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,