Here's another way you can use your "Garden from the Heart" set! It's such a great set for use in a Mother's Day card that I couldn't resist teaching it this past weekend to a lovely group of ladies. They also learned a quick and easy candy holder and how to make a neat 3-D flower to adorn their holder!
Hope you are inspired! :-)
The ladies learned how to use their water pens/aqua painters to color in the hat (using the ink from their ink pads pressed into the lid of the ink pads). Just like watercoloring!
When using your water pens it's best to use watercolor paper, which Stampin' Up! does sell.
All Stampin' Up! items used:
Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock, Watercolor paper, Aqua painter, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, "Garden from the Heart" stamp set, Old Olive and Rose Red Stampin' Write markers, Eyelet Border punch, Perfect Polks Dots embossing folder and Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon.
This holder was made using a 3 x 12 piece of Old Olive cardstock, scored at 4 3/4" and 7 1/4". Used the 1 3/4" Circle punch to cut the center circle and the Scallop Circle punch to create the border.
The flower was made by punching out 7 pieces of Whisper White cardstock with the Scallop Circle punch. I use a dauber to ink the edges (front and backside) with whatever color I'd like to accent my flower with. You then will wad all the pieces up and then open back up. Stack them, secure through the center with a brad and then start to wad EACH layer straight up over each other. This will create your flower! Just pull the edges back out to the desired look you want.
Have fun making them!! ;-)
Stampin' Up! Items used:
12 x 12 Old Olive cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, "Fifth Avenue Floral" stamp set, "Tiny Tags" stamp set, Medium Jewelry Tag punch, Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch (for the leaves), Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and Old Olive and Pretty in Pink ink pads.