Card designed by Cathy Caines featuring the Garden Girl stamp set by Stampin' Up! | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineShe’s a Garden Girl.
Oh my, yes she is.
And I am oh, so very ready for Spring.Garden Girl stamp set by Stampin' Up! | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineInstead of focusing on the Garden Girl herself, I thought I would create a couple projects with the cute little flower bed and the sweet bird. Those little things are the exact signs of Spring I am waiting for here on the East Coast of Canada.

To start these cards, I began by stamping the images on water colour paper. They were then coloured using Stampin’ Write Markers and a water brush or aqua painter. Of course, I am silly enough to hand cut out the images.Card designed by Cathy Caines featuring the Garden Girl stamp set by Stampin' Up! | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineDid you know that Stampin’ Up! carries embossing paste in several colours as well as a variety of stencils? On today’s project I use the white embossing paste to add texture to the background of my cards. The Pattern Party Decorative Masks Bundle comes with four 8×8 stencils of which there’s one with a brick background and another with a cloud background. Using a palette knife or an old gift card, you simply swipe the embossing paste through the stencil onto the cardstock just like you are filling the holes with plaster in your wall.
Easy. Peezy.Card designed by Cathy Caines featuring the Garden Girl stamp set by Stampin' Up! | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineThere he is.
That sweet little bird.
Holding a balloon from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.
How perfect does the cloud mask work with this design? Card designed by Cathy Caines featuring the Garden Girl stamp set by Stampin' Up! | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineIf you are curious about the sentiments on these cards, they come from the stamp sets Floral Phrases and the World Best Trophy Polymer Stamp Set.Card designed by Cathy Caines featuring the Garden Girl stamp set by Stampin' Up! | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineThanks for dropping by today – I hope you had an amazing holiday weekend!
Cathy
Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
2013-14, 2017, 2018 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Member
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador
http://www.inthecatcave.comCathy CainesIf you are interested in Stampin’ Up!, are living in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love help you out.  Feel free to drop me a line to get a catalogue or if you have any questions/comments you can always find me at inthecatcave@hotmail.com.

Supplies and images used are © 2018 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Stampin’ Up! black archival ink, Garden Girl stamp set, water colour paper, embossing paste, Whisper White Cardstock, Stampin’ Write Markers, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Irridescent sequins, aqua painter, stapler, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, World’s Best Stamp Set,  Soft Sky Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Variety of Masks, Balloon Celebration, Pattern Party Decorative Masks

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