3/8 Stampin' Up! Botanical Gazette & Nature Walk

It's been a while since I've made a square card so when I saw the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge for the week I was ready to give it a go. Especially since I've been wanting to try out a new technique with my Tulip Frame Embossing Folder. I've been seeing creations with different sizes of frames created with the Tulip Frame Embossing Folder so I decided to try to figure out how to do that. After a few trials and errors, I think I have it figured out. It's fun and makes your Tulip Frame Embossing Folder just that much more versatile.

The focus of my card is the paper from Botanical Gazette. The only stamping I did is the small no. 147 just off to the left on my image panel. One of my favorite parts of this card is the Brushed Gold card stock that I distressed with my Soft Suede ink pad. I think it is pure gorgeousness!! This card measure 5 1/4" so it fits perfectly into the Square 5 1/2" Whisper White Square envelopes that Stampin' Up! sells.

The inside panel of my card also features a layer of Botanical Gazette paper. Again, I distressed it with my Soft Suede ink pad. It's hard to see in the photo . . . maybe if you click on the picture, you will see it better . . . but there is a lovely bit of Scallop Trim Border on each side of the panel. Earthy and elegant at the same time . . . my favorite look!

Here are the Stampin Up! Supplies:

Stamps: Nature Walk (Wood Mount 121925, Clear Mount 121997)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (120953), Brushed Gold (102935), Night of Navy (100867), Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper (121783)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Tulip Frame Embossing Folder (121809)
Accessories: Night of Navy Satin Ribbon (120932), Springtime Vintage Big Designer Button (122301)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), SNAIL to adhere the ribbon (104332), Mini Glue Dots to adhere the button and faux thread (103683)


This is a beautiful card! You have imnspired me to use that embossing folder on different sizes of paper! I love your blog, I find your work truly inspiring!
Julie Gearinger said…
I love this card- the DSP works great as the focal image and the gold distressed paper is perfect! I love the new embossing folder and I am with Lesley, I will have to try different sized squares:-)
Kerin said…
Kay this is SO beautiful! I love the dsp as the focal image, and the blue is so rich with it. I'm going to have to try out the tulip folder on different sizes now too, thanks for the inspiration!
Sooz said…
Great card, Kay! That stamp set and matching DSP is so versatile and beautiful. Gotta try that tulip folder in different sizes. Thanks for the ideas!

Tiffany Bauer said…
This is totally awesome!! Love love love the colors you went with!! Great job!!
Nana Connie said…
Fantastic card! Great use of the image, and an excellent color palette overall.
gbarron56 said…
Kay -- this card is just so classic looking -- the colors, texture, images -- all just wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talent at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen
Patti Chesky said…
Kay, your work always amazes me. It's gorgeous!!!
Connie Babbert said…
Love that DSP and your card is great!
Lisa Vale said…
What a beautiful card! I love how you used the embossing folder. My upline just showed me the same technique. I'm gonna have to try it. Oh, I received my swaps, yay! They are great. I'm casing the Greenhouse Gala one for our team swap this month. Thanks for the inspiration!
Selene Kempton said…
Rich and gorgeous Kay! A wow for me!