This is a very special Birthday Card. It is definitely a little on the “fiddly” side, but I think well worth the time and effort.
I I could hardly wait to get my hands on this set. I am a gardener and this one is ‘right up my alley’. This is the way I want my garden to look.
I used many markers to color all of the elements of this card. I didn’t want to use the Stampin’ Blends and have the colors bleed through. The markers worked beautifully. This is a lovely project and I am so pleased with the result.
This makes me impatient for spring and summer and gardens small and large to spring up all around the city. I love the fragrances, the color, the birds and the butterfly’s.
I used lots of Whisper White Cardstock for this card. The Base is 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/2″. The Brick wall, the gate, the arch and the inside layer are all Whisper White. Also the cut flowers, the cat, the birds and the sentiment are all Whisper White. I did use old olive for the leaves cascading down and climbing up the wall.
The Wall is 3 34″ by 5″ and the inside layer is 4 by 5 1/4″, all of the other pieces are cut from scrap Whisper White and Old Olive.
The markers used to color the flowers and leaves include Real Red, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie, Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, and Smokey Slate.