Stamp ‘N Hop – Blossoming Spring Basket

Welcome to this month’s Stamp ‘N HopIf you just came from Rachel Traudt‘s post, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that Rachel is a very talented artist.  Didn’t you just love her project?  Thanks so much for continuing your hop and stopping to see my project.  This month, we are all focused on the amazing Sale-A-Bration products that are available.  Remember, Sale-A-Bration only lasts until the end of March!

One of my absolutely favorite Sale-A-Bration products is the Blooming Basket bundle.  It includes a gorgeous Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Stamp Set and a fabulous Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The bundle is your free gift when you place an order of $100 (excluding shipping and tax).  Below is a fun, bright, easy card that I made with the bundle.

You’ll notice that there is color added to the Crumb Cake cardstock that I used to emboss the Basket Weave embossing folder.  I added Tip Top Taupe and Fresh Fig inks to the embossing folder before I ran the cardstock through my Big Shot.  Then, added a little White craft ink to the weave with a sponge.  The white ink helps blend all the colors on the weave.

You’ll also notice that I added some dimension to the flowers in the basket stamp from the Blooming Basket stamp set.  The stamp is very detailed and truly gorgeous.  I used several colors from the Watercolor Pencils set to add layers to the flowers, leaves, additional foliage, and the basket.  To add a little more interest, I colored an additional large flower with the Watercolor Pencils, fussy cut the flower and some of the petals.  Then, I used my bone folder to give the flower a little curl.  The flower is added with dimensionals.  I purposefully positioned the added flower to allow the background flower to be seen.

The card is finished with Fresh Fig cardstock and put on a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I decided not to add a sentiment to the front of the card since there is a lot of texture on the front that I wanted to be visible.  The inside of the card is a perfect place to add a sentiment, and stamps from the Blossoming Basket stamp set would work perfectly.  They include – “You are Loved” and “Here for You”.  Either would be great and would look elegant stamped in Fresh Fig.

I hope you have enjoyed my card and will try some of the techniques that I’ve highlighted.  Be sure to go to Susan Simpson’s post to see her amazing project.

Below are the main products that I used to create this card.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.  Also below is a full list of the all the participants in this month’s Stamp ‘N Hop.  Enjoy!

Happy stamping!

Participants in this month’s Stamp ‘N Hop:

Eva Pottsova (Crafting With Angels)
Laurie Meier <– YOU ARE HERE

21 thoughts on “Stamp ‘N Hop – Blossoming Spring Basket

    • Laurie Meier says:

      Thanks so much, April! It is so much fun (and really easy) to add ink to the embossing folder and get amazing results. 🙂

  1. Shannon Cole says:

    I love the extra time you took to Inc. up the embossing folder and sponge in the white 🙂 not to mention the popped up center flower that you colored! Lovely card 🙂

    • Laurie Meier says:

      Thank you, Shannon! I was very surprised at how easy it was to ink the embossing folder and run through my Big Shot. I had never tried that technique before but will definitely be doing that quite often now. I really appreciate your comments!

  2. Melissa Tennison says:

    I love the dimension you’ve added to the embossed piece with ink! It looks SO realistic with that extra little step! Your card is gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us!

    • Laurie Meier says:

      Thank you, Melissa! The Basket Weave embossing folder is really amazing and gives such wonderful results. There are far too many possibilities for card making with it 🙂 Thank you very much for your comments!

    • Laurie Meier says:

      Kirsten – Thank you very much! Inking the embossing folder was so much fun and really easy. It’s a great way to add dimension to the embossed design 🙂

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