Today I am CASEing the awesome Martin Stone. Martin is on the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team and his projects inspire me with fun designs and color combinations. And let’s just be honest, anything on Night of Navy just makes me swoon. Here is the Brushed Blooms bundle on Night of Navy.
This card uses my favorite ‘flicking’ ink technique on the background. I got a little overzealous with a couple flicks but it still looks great to me.
The Brushed Blooms stamp set and Beautiful Brushstrokes dies are in the January – June 2021 catalog. You only have until June 30th to order from this catalog and I believe that this bundle is a keeper. Those flower clusters will look awesome on a scrapbook page tucked slightly over the edge of a photo with inspiring words.
Here are the colors used in today’s project.
Now let’s get started with measurements and such.
MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES
- Night of Navy cardstock
- Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
- Front Card Panel: 5″ x 3-3/4″
- extra if making tags
- Flirty Flamingo cardstock – scraps for die-cutting flower layers
- Blushing Bride cardstock
- 5-1/4″ x 4″ for inside message insert
- 1-3/8″ x 3″ for the back of the tag
- scraps for die-cutting flower layers
- Pear Pizzazz cardstock – scraps for cutting leaf layers
- Thick Basic White cardstock – scrap for sentiment
- Night of Navy cardstock
- STAMP SETS
- Brushed Blooms Bundle
- Tailor Made Tags
- INKS & MARKERS
- Night of Navy ink pad
- White Craft ink refill
- OTHER SUPPLIES
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Seal
- Black Dimensionals
- White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
- Clear Acrylic Block or Stamparatus
- Paper Trimmer
CREATING & ASSEMBLING
The first thing I did was use my blending tool to darken the edges of the card panel and tags. Then I flicked white craft ink onto the card panel and tags. Need some instruction on the flicking technique? Check out the instructions HERE. Set aside and let the ink dry. TIP: You can use the Heat Tool or let it dry naturally. I did not wait long enough and I smudged it a bit. Not a problem – because I hid some of the smudges with the flowers and leaves.
Die-cut lots of flowers and leaves. In my world, extras are good! Then layer them up. TIP: Use a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I found that lining up the flower layers with the smallest to largest worked best for me.
Add Dimensionals behind the flowers and layer as shown. Trim off any overhanging flowers or leaves.
Add ribbon or twine. Stamp a sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Thick Basic White cardstock and trim. Use some Mini Dimensionals behind the sentiment.
Make coordinating tags using the Tailor Made Tags dies. I think that these dies will be used a lot in my future.
I hope you enjoyed this little CASE inspired by Martin Stone using the Brushed Blooms on Night of Navy. Check out Martin’s other work on Instagram under MartinMayhem.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used in this project, click on the links below. If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be our source for wonderful color coordinated Stampin’ Up! products.