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Painted Blooms meets Garden in Bloom - Tutorial

You may remember my post a few of days ago promising some more Teacher Treats for you, if you missed it, you can see it HERE.  This set was made using the fabulous and sadly missed Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper which was utterly gorgeous.  Of course, Stampin’ Up! have replaced it with more gorgeous paper but still, I do miss the Painted Blooms :(

Sitting in my craft room moping about my loss, the super duper Garden in Bloom Stamp Set caught my eye which was conveniently sitting on my desk…… I had an idea (it does happen occasionally!) - create my own Designer Series Paper using the same colours as the Painted Blooms set but with the fabulous Garden in Bloom Stamp Set!!  Stampin’ Up! do of course have the beautiful English Garden Designer Series Paper this year which matches the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set but I wanted something with brighter colours.  Let me show you how I did it…..

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12” x 12” Whisper White Cardstock (I did think of using the new Envelope Paper but it was a bit too thin)
Garden in Bloom Stamp Set
Ink Pads in the following colours:
  • Night of Navy
  • Pacific Point
  • Garden Green
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Crushed Curry
  • Rose Red
First of all, the elements of the Garden in Bloom we’re going to be using are shown below circled in red - you may want to put these to one side so you don’t confuse them with the others as we stamp

garden-in-bloom-stamp-set  stampin-up-ink-pads

When you create your own stamped paper always begin with the largest stamp…… stamp in either a random pattern (the easy option) or in straight lines (the hard option!).  Use your smaller stamps to fill in the gaps around the larger ones to create your pattern.  This picture will show you how to use the stamps in a bit more detail…


Can you see how the flower has been built in the top row?  The main part of the flower was stamped with Pacific Point, next I stamped off the Night of Navy and added that on top of my already stamped flower.  Finally I added the centre of the flower using the oval shape from the stamp set (which is actually the little bee’s body) and Crushed Curry ink.  Similarly with the leaves (third row), stamp the leaves first with Wild Wasabi ink but this time instead of stamping off the Garden Green ink, stamp it straight onto the leaves.

What’s this stamping off thing?…….  Well, all you do is stamp on a piece of scrap paper first then stamp the image on your card - most of the ink will be on the scrap piece of paper but it will leave you with some of the ink on your stamp - you’ll get the same tone but a more of a shadow when you stamp.  In the second line down you can see the difference using the Night of Navy ink and Garden Green ink.

So this is how my paper came together……

garden-in-bloom-tutorial    designer-series-paper-tutorial


See below how I filled all the gaps with the smaller stamps…….

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I’m going to be using this card for a project where you can also see the underside so I just flipped it over and stamped like a madman in total ramdomness on the back too.  There you have it, double sided custom made Designer Series Paper (or cardstock!).


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