Friday, August 5, 2011

Birthday Flower Fest Blossom

I made this card last month for my cousin's birthday and since I finally delivered it to her I can post it now.  I used the Flower Fest stamp set which I tried to do without, but I kept seeing such great cards made with it that I finally succumbed and ordered it. 

The image was stamped four times in VersaMark ink on glossy white paper and then embossed with clear EP.  I splurshed some ink mixed with water over each flower and gave it a chance to dry.  Then I cut out the four layers separately.  (If you're very careful with your cutting you can use the discarded piece for something else like .... this.)  I added dimensionals to each layer to give it a stacked effect and some depth. 

I think it would be nice to have some of these blossoms handy in various colors to slap on a card, or a bag, or envelope or tag.  If you stamped a whole page of them and colored them, then you could take the sheet(s) along with you to cut out the flowers when you go away, or when you're in a waiting room or the audience of a very boring meeting. 

I also got to use some more of the new products that I've recently purchased.  The center motif is backed with a strip punched from the new floral border punch.  The corners were punched from the new three-step doily punch and trimmed to fit.  I added some leaves in Old Olive and the pearls to jazz it up. 

I'm wondering if this stamp would work with my Fabulous Flower Angel idea (click here).  If I ever get the time I'll let you know!


  1. I've always wondered, and now can ask: WHY do you use glossy paper? I'm thinking of expensive photo paper that I'm not about to stamp on when I can use glassy glaze to add shine.

    Is there a reason I'm not smart enough to figure out?

  2. These blossoms Are really pretty. They look like a lot of work but they turned out so sweet.


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