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A spring card using the Softly Sophisticated stamp set

Hello my crafty friends.

Today I would like to show you how I made this card using the softly Sophisticated stamp set. The bundle includes the Softly Sophisticated Stamp Set and the Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder.

I chose this product as a free Sale-a-bration item from a recent order I made. I wasn’t over impressed with the stamp set Initially. I found it a bit simple compared to other stamp sets I have, but I really liked the embossing folder that came with it as part of the bundle. Once I received it, I decided to play around with it and created a card as part of the Global Design Challenge #433. This challenge changes every week and to date, I have never participated. In an effort to expand my horizons, and challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone, I decided to use this challenge and make a card. Besides, I just love these colours!

So after several false starts, I came up with this card. This set comes with two step stamping which I really love. I didn’t really notice that until I got it home and took a closer look at the stamp. I really like the two different sets of leaves and two different floral stamps, one for each set.

To create my card, I stamped the green leaves, or branches across the bottom of the page. I then took the floral stamp which lines up perfectly to fit over leaves and stamped across the pages in the three colours. I then embossed the basic white with the (retired) linen embossing folder. I wanted a very subtle texture and felt the coordinated embossing folder wouldn’t work for this card.

I matted it with Garden Green and decided to add a second mat in Pumpkin Pie to tie in the colours. I then coloured some (retired) white crinkle ribbon with daffodil delight and added two strips across the bottom to simulate a fence ( sort of). For added bling, I added some of the lovely Adhesive Backed Dragonflies and birds because gardens attract them right?

For my greeting, I used the Go To Greetings stamp set to make this a generic card to be sent later. I stamped my greeting on Basic White than used the double oval punch to punch out both the matting and the greeting.

I love how it just seems to scream spring to me which I hope will arrive early.

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