Do you ever loose your mojo? Or maybe you just need a creative jumpstart. Stampin’ Up!’s catalog samples can help you out. Grace’s Garden bundle, found on page 13 of the Mini Catalog, is a perfect example.  A team of concept artists work on and create all the gorgeous samples. It’s a great place to start to get those creative juices flowing. To show you what I mean, I’ve CASED the sample for today’s tutorial.

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m lovin’ everything about the card; the colors, techniques, sweet images and the lovely sentiment. Grace’s Garden is a 12-piece photopolymer set with a 19-piece die set. 

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used lots of the images from the set, it was easy to build lots of dimension. And that sweet gate is just so cute.

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By embossing the Crumb Cake CS with the Brick & Mortar 3D Folder, it created the perfect backdrop for my scene. Be sure to highlight some of the bricks with your Whisper White dauber to create some interest.

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With this card design, the inside is a continuation of the front scene.  

Grace's Garden, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

How did I create the wash of color in the background? Sponge brayer to the rescue.  Cceck out the simple, but dramatic, technique in my free video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – score @4 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut opening with die, then emboss with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Inside Mat – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Gate – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 11″
  • Leaves – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Grace’s Garden Product List 

Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations