I’m Having a Garden Party — Monday Montage #25

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWe have another Monday Montage blog hop for you today.  There will be nine of us participating, so just follow the links at the bottom of each post to work your way through all of the blogs.  It will be worth your time!

The Garden Party to which my post’s title refers is the stamp set called Garden Party. This is a set that has been sitting on my shelf for a while but hasn’t seen any ink, so I decided that it was time for the stamp set to receives some love.  I decided to use the same limited supplies and colors (Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana) and make two different cards.

Cantaloupe Garden PartyI used the Large Polka Dot embossing folder on both cards.  I love this thing!  Other supplies that I used on both cards include Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine, Sweet Sadie washi tape, and Project Life 4″ x 3″ Grid Cards.

Cantaloupe Garden Party Close UpTo make the smaller flowers, I took a sponge dauber and lightly inked it up with Strawberry Slush ink and “stamped” that on Whisper White card stock.  I then took the flower stamp and stamped over the circle made with the sponge dauber using Strawberry Slush ink.

Coastal Cabana Garden PartyI used the same technique on this card, but used Crisp Cantaloupe ink for the base layers of the flowers.  The sponge dauber fits inside this flower perfectly.

Coastal Cabana Garden Party Close UpI used the same sentiment stamp on both cards. On the first, I just colored in the “for you” with my Basic Black marker and stamped only that part of the sentiment.  You can get two totally separate uses out of this one sentiment that way.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  She always comes up with such beautiful and creative projects, so I know you’ll love her post.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can venture over to Wendy Weixler’s post.  She is another master of creativity and fabulous ideas.  Either way, work your way through all of the posts.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!


8 thoughts on “I’m Having a Garden Party — Monday Montage #25

  1. What a clever sponge-daubing technique, I’ve learned something new (thanks)!! Your cards are sooo sweet, I love them both. I totally overlooked that stamp set, I’m happy to see your projects now, especially. Cute, cute; TFS!

  2. Oh my cuteness!!! These are stinkin’ adorable Amy! The black in the washi tape make such a bold and fun statement with the little flowers…love!

  3. Both cards are so cute! Those little roses are adorable and what a great way to add two colors! The washi tape is perfect too!

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