Full disclosure: I rarely buy full suites of product from the catalog but this Ornate Garden Suite really caught my eye. Although I often mix & match stamp sets, sentiments & paper this whole collection just blows me away! There is a sentiment set, an image set , fabulous dies for layers & borders not to mention ribbon & embellishments to add the finishing touch. Used all together the cards are layered & well, ornate (just like the name says). But by toning down the layers, adding just a strip of the gorgeous DSP & keeping the message simple suddenly the result is refined & elegant.
The colours of the DSP are rich & bright but by drawing from the paler shades the result is actually quite subdued. Here's a softer version made by sponging pale pink onto the gold & white DSP. Thanks to Leena Girsa for the design.
One of the colours in the Designer Series paper is called "Bumblebee" & since I know of no such colour I can only assume that this is to be one of the new In-Colours debuting in May.
Here's another card, keeping it pale once again by using Mint Macaron, a pastel mint colour & adding ethereal flowers cut from coloured vellum. These little floral dies are included in the Ornate Border Dies.
This cute border die is stunning & the tiny stems are the cut out scraps from the die. I added some pearls to up the glam factor making a sweet card for the Moms that you'd like to celebrate.
The borders cut from white & combined with a darker shade of cardstock highlight the patterns.
There are five border dies in the set that are stunning on their own but also make cute trim accents for sentiments.
This stunning Ornate Garden Suite will be featured in the new 2020-21 catalog coming out June 3rd but it can be ordered now - a little preview treat!
Be sure to check out this entire suite in my online store.