Avant Garden ~ Video Tutorial

Today card inspiration features the Stampin Up! Avant Garden Stamp Set.  This stamp set is an exclusive stamp set for Sale-a-bration.  That’s right!! This stamp set is FREE with a qualifying purchase.  

I had so much fun making various versions of this card.  As I changed the design layout, I kept much of the same color schemes.  The reason being… once I have the design layout I like,  then I’ll go back and play with colors.  

I did just that with this sassy melon mambo avant garden flower.  I love its boldness, but yet it’s sophisticated and fun!!

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Card Base

1. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of basic black cardstock and fold it in half.  This is your base.

2. Cut (2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of melon mambo.  You’ll layer one inside your card and one on top of your card.

3. Cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  You’ll use your archival black stamp pad to stamp you dotted background.  Adhere this piece to the top of your card.

4. Cut a another 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of whisper white cardstock to center and adhere to the inside of your card.

5. Cut a 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of basic black cardstock.  Use stampin dimensionals to center and adhere this piece on the top of your dotted background.

Note: If you want to add ribbon or bakers twine you’ll want to do it before you adhere this rectangle to the top of your card.

Avant Flower

1. Using a melon mambo stamp pad to stamp your flower: Two times on scrap paper and once on the inside of your card.  

2. Next, use an old olive stamp pad to stamp your stem on your flower along with the leaves.  Stamp a couple extra leaves on scrap paper. 

3. Using an archival black stamp pad to stamp the inside buds of your flower. 

4. Cut out your whole flower with leaves and use stampin dimensionals to pop it up off your basic black rectangle.

5. Cut out your extra flowers and leaves and use a mini glue dot to offset them on your flower. This will create more dimension.

Note: If you stamp the flower a third time of scrap paper you can cut it out to pop up inside your card too!

6. Cut a 1″ x 3″ piece of whisper white cardstock.  Stamp you sentiment in archival black off to the left side of the strip. Use your scissors to cut a banner on the right side and adhere it to your card.

More Inspiration

Items Used Include

Avant Garden

(Sale-a-bration Stamp Set)

Basic Black Cardstock

Item #121045

Melon Mambo Cardstock

Item #115320

Old Olive Stamp Pad

Item #126953

Archival Black Stamp Pad

Item #140931

Melon Mambo Stamp Pad

Item #126948


Whisper White Bakers Twine

Item #141688

Whisper White Cardstock

Item #100730

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6 Responses to Avant Garden ~ Video Tutorial

  1. Glo January 24, 2017 at 1:49 am #

    Greetings Brandy!
    This is the most extraordinary stamping video I have ever seen. I love this card & all the others so much. It just makes me happy to see it.
    Thank you so much for your truly amazing, helpful teaching technique. Take care…

  2. Joanne Hanson January 17, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    Because of your tutorial I picked the Avant Garden as a free set. Love it…thank you Joanne

  3. Kathy January 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Love these cards…especially the Black and Melon Mambo! I have already CASE’d it 🙂 Wasn’t sure what to do with this set and you have given me great inspiration. Love your style. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  4. Michelle January 11, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    Wow! I love the card in the video and all of your other creations. It’s so fun to see so many different ideas! Thanks a bunch!

  5. Mary-Jo January 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

    Love, love, love your card!! I wanted to give you a little hint that I have seen on different tutorials. When making your banner, use a square punch and slip your card stock strip in JUST to where you want the points to start and punch. Easy peasy!! Love your tutorials!

  6. fran January 6, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    I was looking for ideas to make this set pop. thank you for sharing and would love to CASE please.