Sweet Avant-Garden – Freshly Made Sketches 272

Sweet Avant-Garden Thank You Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

Avant-Garden is such a dreamy stamp set, soft and romantic…it seemed to call for a dreamy color so out popped Wisteria Wonder!

The Details:

  • Thick Whisper White Base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Wisteria Wonder card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4
  • Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Subtles Designer Series Paper Stacks cut to 2″ x 5 1/2″

Sweet Avant-Garden Thank You Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • Stampin’ Up!’s new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies work perfectly with the sketch I chose to use today. I love, love, love the subtle detail they add to any project. I used three of the four sizes to create my four layers, using both card stock and designer series paper
  • I used my MISTI to stamp the flower images in Memento Ink Tuxedo Black on my focal layer as well as on a second piece of white card stock, and then simply die cut the flower shape out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies
  • I put sticky tape on the back of the 3/8″ White Metallic Ribbon and adhered it to my card front, snipping off the right side after I adhered it. I LOVE the subtle shine it provides!
  • The MISTI made quick work of positioning my sentiment – love the font!!

Sweet Avant-Garden Thank You Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • I used my Wisteria Wonder Stampin’ Marker and a blender pen to add color to my floral stem – easy peasy! – and left the stem uncolored for contrast
  • Enamel Dots are my fun and easy go-to for adding a pop of color!

Both the Avant-Garden stamp set I used here today and the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon are both Sale-A-Bration items, which means they are available to get FREE – one item for every $50 spent!! What are you waiting for???

Inspiration for today’s card was provided by the fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I would love to hear what you think of today’s color choice! Love it? Hate it? I’m a Prince fan so purple is a ‘thing’ for me. It’s funny that I don’t decorate my house with it but when I buy flowers to plant in the garden? Always purple!



  1. Karen L. says:

    Oh, I was so glad to see your card! I haven’t checked your blog for a little bit…….but am so glad you are creating again & sharing with us! I love the color……very soothing. Again, so glad to see your creations again……love your style.

  2. Nancy Farrell says:

    Hi Shannon,
    So happy to see a post from you. I think this card is very nice. It all looks great together. I especially love the layering.
    Have a great weekend.

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