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SSS Brand Swap

Another late night post from me!  I can’t seem to get the cards made, photographed amd blogged earlier in the night.

 

Tonight’s card is for a brand swap in one of my card groups. I took several months off but decided to jump in this month. Simon Says Stamp was the chosen brand and I knew I had plenty to choose from!

 

 

I started off by stamping almost every image in the set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I ran that sheet through my Scan N Cut. Then I colored the flowers and leaves with various Copics. The paper strips are from Fancy Pants Attwell and I used a wavy scallop border from SSS on the green piece. The big flowers are popped up on dimensionals and I added a sentiment from SSS Friendship Blooms.

 

That’s all for now!

 

Supplies ~

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus, Friendship Blooms

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: SU Soft Sky, Copic Xpress It

PP: Fancy Pants Attwell

Other: Simon Says Stamp wavy scallop borders, dimensionals, copics

Avant Garden #5

Hi!

 

Here is the last card in my Avant Garden series. Let me tell you about it and then below I’ll share my verdict on whether I am keeping the set or not.

 

 

When I finished this card last night, I wasn’t overly crazy about it. After looking at it now, I do like it. Random stamping is something I really enjoy. I think the plain background could have been jazzed up and I’ll remember that for next time.

 

Verdict: After 5 cards with this set and some technical difficulties with the flower, I have decided to add this set to my tag sale box. I think if it was a larger set I might have held on it, but I did use each stamp multiple times so I am fine with parting with it.

 

Time to move on to another set!

 

Have a great night!

 

Supplies ~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Avant Garden (2017 SAB)

Ink: Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Whisper White

DSP: Blooms & Bliss

Other: Blushing Bride ribbon, rhinestone basic jewels

Avant Garden #4

Hello!

 

Tonight I am sharing card #4 in my Avant Garden series. I loved random stamping the background panel on this one.

 

 

Lots of layers and dimension on this card! I used 4 stamps from the set. The sentiment was stamped on the Decorative Label punch so it would stand out a bit from the busy background.

 

Have a great night!

 

Supplies ~ all from Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Avant Garden (2017 SAB)

Ink: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Whisper White

DSP: Blooms & Bliss

Other: Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon, dimensionals, decorative label punch, rhinestones basic jewels

Avant Garden #3

Whoops, I forgot to come back and post the next card in my Avant Garden series yesterday!

 

Here it is!

 

 

This one I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and then watercolored it with SU inks using a blender pen. Added some DSP, ribbon and rhinestones to finish it off!

 

Supplies ~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Avant Garden (2017 SAB set)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

DSP: Blooms & Bliss

Other: Blushing Bride ribbon, rhinestones basic jewels, blender pen