Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fifth Avenue Gift Set

Good morning! This week I'm working on making some card sets to sell at a Mom's group Craft Bazaar that my sister is involved in. This set is inspired by a card by Jackie Wright that I saved to my "Cards to CASE" file back in October 2009. My birthday card below is nearly a duplicate of hers and the others just kind of fell into place.

This is perfect timing because this stamp set, Fifth Avenue Floral, is 20% off this month, along with a few others. Click HERE to find promotion details! If you'd like to see other blog posts using this stamp set click HERE. Greenhouse Garden is another beautiful set that is currently offered as part of this promotion. Click HERE to see blog posts with Greenhouse Garden.

For each card I stamped the flower multiple times in vanilla ink then embossed with vanilla embossing powder. Stampin' Tip: To add a bit of dimension I then colored in each image with the Versamarker! Yep, that's one great way to use that Versamarker. For a few of them I also used markers to add a tiny hint of color to the centers. Finished them off with some dotted grosgrain ribbon in either Rich Razzleberry or Crushed Curry. Aren't they just sunny and happy? Here is a closeup look of each one:

Thanks for stopping by today! I've got a few other sets I've done as well so I'll be showing those over the next few days. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a FABULOUS Diva Coffee Break Designs color challenge! You won't want to miss it!
SUO Supplies
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Warmest Regards (retired sentiment set)
Paper: Kraft (will soon be called Crumb Cake and have ink to match!!)
Accessories: Vanilla Embossing Powder, Crushed Curry & Rich Razzleberry dotted grosgrain & matching markers, Versamarker, Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss ink


  1. Gorgeous! I love the technique! I wouldn't have thought to use the versamarked like that, but it works wonderfully. I think I'm going to be getting the Fifth Ave Floral and you did a wonderful job of using it here. I really love the rose one!

  2. OH WOW these are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! LOVE the cas style and these gorgoeus images and colors!

  3. These cards are just beautiful! TFS!

  4. Hi Kristin - thanks for the shout out! I love what you did with your cards - using the VersaMarker - brilliant!

  5. I majorly {heart} these! I need that ink...Crumb Cake!! :)

  6. Love this simple card, so elegant!!!
    Since your card is only one layer, do you "wrap" the ribbon around the entire card or do you just use enough ribbon to cover the front of the card????

  7. These are gorgeous, Kristin! So simple, yet stunning. I love the coloring with the VersaMarker! Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Very pretty cards! And so easy...thanks for sharing.
    Monika Davis

  9. Gorgeous card- I love the look of the technique and plan to try it out! Thanks!

  10. This is a beautiful set of cards .... what a great idea using the VersaMarker to shade your images.
    Beautiful work...

  11. These are amazing! Love the vanilla embossing powder on the Kraft. TFS.


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