Each week Libby’s Little Addiction has a challenge called “Courtney’s Closet” where we are shown an outfit of her daughter’s and are to make an inspired card or project from it.  When I saw the darling little dress today I knew the exact set to use..  It is a new SU! set called “Greenhouse Garden”.  In fact my card today is a Stampin’ Up! Only (SUO) card meaning all products used are made by SU!.  I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with my new toys!!  The bird is from the hostess set “Wings of Friendship”, and the sentiment is from the Spanish version of “Teeny Tiny Wishes” called “Deseos pequenitos”.

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(Translation:  Get well soon.)

Here is a closeup of the bird.  The rubber image was first colored with SU! markers and then stamped.  This was so quick and easy.  I used my Basic Black marker to color in the eye after the image was stamped.

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Faux stitching is a favorite technique of mine.  There are two different ways to achieve a stitched look.  One is to first pierce the card and then draw lines between the holes as is done across the top on the front of the card.  The lines were drawn with my Basic Black marker.

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Since the card base is black, a white piece of card stock was added to the inside of the card for a written message.  The faux stitching here is done with the marker only.

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I love Fridays!  Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend.  Happy Crafting!smileyscrapperani.gif

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(Card was made with all SU! products.)

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Wings of Friendship, Deseos pequenitos

Papers: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Basic Black

Inks: Classic Pads: So Saffron, More Mustard, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Regal Rose and Rose Red; Markers: More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red and Basic Black

Accessories: Regal Rose 5/8″ and B/W Striped 1-1/4″ GG Ribbons, White Brad, Eyelet Border Punch, Piercing Tool and Template

30 Responses to “More New Stuff and Courtney’s Closet”

  1. your card is adorable! I lvoe the inside too! Super job and I lvoe your new SU! goodies too!

  2. This is gorgeous! LOVE how you inked up the bird! Great L/O too! {SMILEs}

  3. Super card. Love the look and those flowers!!

  4. Wow, Susan – this has really inspired me. What a beautiful card and I love the colors you used and your sentiment. I definitely have to check those sets out. I was just looking at the Greenhouse Garden yesterday and thinking that would be a set I’d have to get at some point. I love seeing it the way you’ve done it. The ribbon is a perfect accent too. Just beautiful!

  5. Very inspirational card! I love the bird and the colors! Faux stitching is very pretty! Love the inside of the card too!

  6. WOW! I love how you did the flowers in the background. This is just fabulous!

  7. Oyeme mujer, pero mira no más qué preciosidad de tarjeta! Susan, I absolutely love your card, watercoloring, and faux stitching! Mucho allí!

  8. that little birdie turned out wonderful! Just love the colors combined!

  9. I was just looking at that set in the new catalog trying to decide whether to get it or not. Your card shows it off beautifully. The colours work perfectly.

  10. Now that’s a WoW card if ever I saw one. Wasn’t sure I cared all that much for Greenhouse Garden initially. Might have to rethink that now!

    Thanks for sharing the wowness!

    Blessings – Jean

  11. super cute!!!! I love your use of the colors 🙂 Thanks for playing

  12. This is beautiful, love the water color feel.

  13. Susan, this is such a wonderful card…I love that set and had never really looked at it until I saw your card. Your colors are great also!

  14. Oh shoot! I took that floral set off my new catty order. Now why did I do that? Looks like I’m putting another order in soon and making sure that set stays on it too. Susan, this card is gorgeous.

  15. You really nailed the flowers in this challenge, Susan. Love the ribbons and the faux stitching, too. Great card…oh love the pop on the black…aw, shoot, I love it all!!

  16. So cute! Love the pink and blue and green agains the black! The bird is a showpiece on it’s own…fabulous!

  17. Hi, Susan! What you’ve done with the Greenhouse Garden certainly makes me want to take another look at it! I was eyeing it, probably more than any of the other sets, but just not sure… Your stamping is so pretty, it looks like luscious designer paper! And the way you’ve put your card together with the black and pink for pop…well, it’s an eyeful of pretty that makes me want to rush into my stamp room and create something right now. Of course, it’s late and I’m beat, so I’ll do the sensible thing and go to bed…sigh…

  18. All this gorgeousness in one card!! How do you do it?!! This stamp set caught my eye as soon as I began flipping through the new catty, and I LOVE the b/g you created with it! The colors are fabulous! I also love that new striped ribbon – I was wondering how that looks IRL, and now I know! Beautiful work as always Susan!

  19. Oh my, oh my. This card rocks my world. I can’t stop looking at it!!

  20. such pretty flowers and love the colors on the bird!

  21. Love, love, love this card Susan!! Such pretty summer colors and the faux stitching is the perfect addition! AWESOME creation my friend!!

  22. I breezed right over this set when I first looked at it! This is such a lovely card…I’ve added this set to my wish list!

  23. Fantastic, Susan! The colors are just beautiful!

  24. Susan this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you stamped that bird, so pretty! Thank you so much for playing my challenge this week, I am beyond thrilled! 🙂

  25. I love it Susan! I also love how you share just a little hint about a technique- like two ways to do the stitching. 🙂
    Love your bird, and that little smiley crafter made me laugh!

  26. OH I love this. I have not seen this set. I think it is beautiful and I love the colors you chose. I also really like the way you angled your stamped flowers. Gives it such a great visual. Thanks so much for sharing this new set with us..

  27. Oh my…your flowers are so gorgeous, and your bird is so cute!! Such beautiful colors!!

  28. How pretty! A perfect pick-me-up for a get well card!

  29. What a beautiful card! The dress may have inspired you in the creation process but you have done an awesome job putting everything together on paper. Your card really caught my attention and I had to look at it closely to see all the details. I couldn’t figure out if the flowers were designer paper or if they were stamped. You’ve done an awesome job with the colors and layout of the flowers. Now you have inspired me to put “Greenhouse Garden” on my wish list. Great job, now I’m off to look at the rest of your blog!

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