Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Another way with Stippled Blossoms

You may just get a bit fed up with hearing me go on about how gorgeous Stampin' Up's Stippled Blossoms is... I keep thinking of new things to do with it and loving it even more! If you're after a showy bloom, that large flower is a must but the smaller flower is quite capable of carrying a card too. Come and see:


My usual thing is stamping a panel and mounting it onto a plain card base but I decided to turn that idea on its head for this card!  I stamped a floral design over the card base with the solid flower and small leaves, then placed a plain panel over the top featuring just the sentiment, a fussy cut flower, a scored frame and plenty of white space.


You really do have to get some of these little dahlias - quite a bit of the time it took to make this card was spent squealing over them! They come in all the latest in-colours and are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The fussy cut flower is given more importance than the background ones by having the detailed line image stamped over the top in a darker colour. (I used Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple which make a perfect pair) and by giving it a dimensional centre.


This happy birthday from Curly Cute makes a good strong focus to the card. There are rumours that this wonderful set of sentiments might retire quite soon so I would advise you to get it soon if you're a fan!

I thought I might link this card up as a second entry to Addicted to CAS where the challenge is Birthday and the fabulous new (to me) CAS on Sunday where the team is looking for Pastel Pretties.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Curly Cute, Summer Silhouettes (background flower centres)
Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Garden Green, Summer Starfruit
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Simply Scored tool, paper snips, In colour dahlias, stamp-a-majig
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It still appears to be winter in Buckingham this week but what I don't understand is that the garden has decided to ignore this and press on regardless. "The garden needs an assault," said my husband yesterday. "Salt?" I said, mis-hearing him and thinking of triffids. "Isn't that a little drastic?!" 

I'll have more floral loveliness to show you tomorrow I think. See you then,

17 comments:

  1. Fed up with you in any way? Never, Vicky! You make as many beautiful cards as you want with whatever stamp sets you adore. We will enjoy them all!

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  2. Sooo pretty Vicky-I love the effect of the white space over the pretty stamped background-makes your pretty flower really stand out-and you are right the sentiment suits it perfectly ;)
    Nessa xxx

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  3. Beautiful blossoms here Vicky, I love the stamped background and the clean space.

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  4. Gorgeous card Vicky very pretty colours and love the design of your card

    Anne

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  5. I like this card a lot. Love the way you stamped the background.
    Eveline.

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  6. Love this reversal Vicky, so very pretty.

    We have had a beautiful day with 16C, so Spring here, but just for today by the sound of it.

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  7. Gorgeous Vicky. Love how you've put the white panel over the floral paper. Really makes the flower stand out.

    Kat xx

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  8. Such a gorgeous card with the floral background. I must tuck that idea away in the 'little gray cells'.

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  9. Vicky, this is very sweet and girly. I absolutely love the Stippled Blossoms set and also find it hard to put down!!

    Bev x

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  10. This is a gorgeous Clean and Simple Design Vicky!! Putting a white panel on your floral design base was brilliant! Thanks for playing along with us over at CAS on Sunday!

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  11. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/05/52-card-pickup-221.html

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  12. Beautiful!! I LOVE your background. I really enjoy using that technique. THEN all that white space - love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

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  13. Well swapping it up has certainly worked Vicky, I love the chintz backdrop and the sweet floral accent on the panel. The moulded blooms make excellent flower centres :0)
    jenny x

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  14. Hi Vicky, what a pretty card, love the floral background it really makes the topper stand out. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS always lovely to see you here.

    Marie

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  15. This is so CAS and gorgeous!! Thanks for playing with us at ATCAS!

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  16. Wonderful and so feminine! Thank you for joining us at Addicted to CAS!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x