Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Stampin' Llamas are Hopping Again!

Welcome to our blog hop, we are small in numbers this time but I am sure there has been things you have pinned for inspiration.  You might have hopped over from Buffy's Blog and if you did I hope you enjoyed her blog as much as I do.

For our hop I decided to use the same floral stamp set on all of my cards, I decided on Secret Garden. So here are the cards I came up with.

For my first card I used Red, White and Black.

  • The card base is Whisper White CS, layered with Basic Black CS, then Real Red CS.
  • On a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Whisper White CS I stamped the same flower over and over with Stazon. I started at the middle of the bottom and masked the flower as I stamped.
  • The sentiment is from Express Yourself, I stamped it with Real Red.
Card number #2 uses Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede

  • The card base is Baked Brown Sugar CS layered with Rose Red CS then Crumb Cake DSP,
  • On a piece of Very Vanilla CS I stamped three of the flowers from Secret Garden. I started with the largest flower and stamped it in the lower right corner using Baked Brown Sugar. Next I took the second largest flower and stamped it overlapping both sides of the large flower using Rose Red. On the other side of the second flower I stamped the lily, again overlapping using Strawberry Slush.
  • The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake stamped with Soft Suede, I layered it onto Rose Red CS and then onto Soft Suede CS. I then added it onto the card.
My last card uses Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Primrose Petals and Crushed Curry.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla CS layered with a piece of Rose Red CS that I ran through the Big Shot using the Stripes Embossing Folder.
  • I stamped the flowers on a piece of Watercolor paper using Stazon.
  • I colored the flowers using Rose Red and Crushed Curry on the largest flower, then Primrose Petals and Chocolate Chip and the next largest flower and the lily I used Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral ink. I used an Aqua Painter to color them.
  • I layered it onto a piece of Chocolate Chip CS.
  • I punched a strip of Very Vanilla CS with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch and attached it to the bottom of the layered image.
  • On a scrap of Rose Red CS I stamped the sentiment from Blooming with Kindness with Versamark and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I ran it through the Big Shot and cut it out with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelit. I popped the sentiment up with Dimensionals.
I hope you found some inspiration for Secret Garden. Thanks for stopping by! Hop on over to Stephanie's Blog and check out her projects.


  1. Boy, great projects, featuring one set. great idea.

  2. Beautiful cards, Kath! My favorite, of course, is the watercolored one. You rock watercoloring.

  3. Thanks Kath for showing us so many possibilities with the one set. Love the drifts of flowers you created on each card. The Secret Garden set is definitely growing on me (yep...pun intended). Happy Summer and thanks for hopping.

  4. What Buffy said! :-) Glad you hopped!

  5. Hi Kath. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. That cascade of blooms in your first card is simply breathtaking! Masking it as you stamped makes it look perfect. I am really going to have to try that. The colours in your last card make me smile. They're happy colours and the flowers from the Secret Garden set once again look great on this card. The watercolouring makes them appear so soft and delicate.

  6. Lovely cards Kath !! If that first one is not an advertisement for masking I don't know what is !! Simply breathtaking. Well done ! TFS

  7. I love how you created three totally different cards, all of them beautiful, with one set. There is something in all three that I love. Your watercoloring is absolutely beautiful. The color combinations in your second card go so well together, and your use of the masking technique really makes the first card shine. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love them all, especially the masked version. Such variety!

  9. Great job masking, I haven't tried this technique yet, now you have inspired me too. Thanks!

  10. love them all, but my favorite is the watercolored one.

  11. Kath love them all. Great job masking and really love red/black/white and any variation thereof... these really fit the bill for that.
    PS: I'm a little late as I'm with my grandkids too! 3 week summer visit! Hugs.

  12. Great variety and lovely cards, Kath! This was a really nice way to showcase the versatility of the stamp set.