I’m calling today’s project Flowing Flowers meets Fresh Freesia and it is a take off the project I shared with you the other day but in a different color combination; you can see the original card here. All I did was to change up the colors and the sentiment Here is my card using the Flowing Flowers stamp set using Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather.
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The Stamp Set
If you could only buy 1 stamp set (terrifying thought, isn’t it?) I would urge you to consider Flowing Flowers.
With the beautiful floral images (3 of them) and 6 sentiments that fit so many occasions with a trendy script/block font combination, you really can’t go wrong with this stamp set. And it’s only $25! As I’ve demonstrated, you only need 2 colors of ink (2 shades of the same color family) and you can make some really pretty cards. So what are you waiting for? Order your Flowing Flowers Stamp Set today. You’ll be so happy you did!
I just couldn’t stop there!
While I had this stamp set out, I just had to ink up the stamp with the floral image with the leaves and the background. This time, however, I decided to step it up a notch! I colored the floral image with my Stampin’ Write markers to get the flower, leaves and background different colors. Then I created this fancy card stock layer using the Scalloped Contours dies. I popped up this layer on Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now I have a few birthday, thank you and any occasion cards on hand to have at the ready when I need them! So simple So fun and so easy!
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This is the card that I gave to my ‘mothers’ for Mother’s Day. I am so grateful for both my Step-Mother and my Mother-in-Law; even more so the longer my own mom is gone. Since I didn’t have a sentiment that expressly said “happy mother’s day” I opted for one that expressed how I felt. Being grateful for these woman that the Lord has placed in my life, I thought this sentiment from “Pursuit of Happiness” fit the bill. Raspberry Ripple and Pool Party markers let me isolate the words to stamp the sentiment as shown to stamp on the Whisper White card base.
After stamping the flower outlines with versamark ink, I heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Then I used Primrose Petals ink on a sponge dauber to add color to the large flower, Raspberry Ripple on the lower flower and Wisteria Wonder on the top flower. Since the flower centers are smaller than the sponge daubers, I used a Q-tip to apply Summer Starfruit ink to the flower centers. The leaves were cut from leftover DSP I had in Pear Pizzaz – a color coming back! (See Color Refresh chart here).
My finishing touch was with the help of some strategically placed Dazzling Diamonds.
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A co-worker of mine is celebrating her birthday this week, and in perusing the catalog, the pic on pg. 79 caught my eye and just screamed, “Ann would love this!” So I whipped out my new paper trimmer, my big shot and my stamps and CASE’D this card. Here is my version:
My lighting is a little wonky and it seems a little washed out on the right side but I hope you can see it well enough.
I used Sahara Sand cardstock for my base, and topped it with Early Espresso Cardstock. A piece of DSP in Baja Breeze from the Floral District Designer Series Paper pack # 126919 filled in the center. I ran a little piece of Sahara Sand thru my Big Shot with the Finishing Touches Edgelits # 127010 to create the beautiful lacy border. The Labels Collections Framelits # 125598 created the beautiful die-cut shape for my main attraction. Everything Eleanor provided the stamps for the flowers and Perfectly Penned provided the sentiment. Basic Pearls make great flower centers so after I snipped out my little flower stamped in Calypso Coral, I added a pearl. My leaves were also snipped and are tucked underneath the die cut. Baja Breeze seam binding #122331 tied in a double bow is the finishing touch.
I just love the soft shade of Baja Blue and the contrast of Early Espresso. Calypso Coral and the Old Olive provided just the right accent colors for this color palette. The way the seam binding ribbon just flows is lovely. Everything about this card is feminine and reminds me of Ann. Happy Birthday, Ann!
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