Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A bank of stippled blossoms

The large flower in Stampin' Up's Stippled Blossoms stamp set is such a show-stopper that it immediately came to mind when I saw the challenge at Make My Monday this week: to make a clean and simple card featuring flowers. Come and see what I've been up to:


The bank of smaller flowers was made by repeated stamping and stamping off with the solid stamp, then going back over them with the detailed stamp. This gives quite a bit of depth which is emphasised by adding leaves amongst the blooms.


The flowers are so pretty and provide the perfect foil for the queen of them all! This one has been stamped and fussy cut with the larger leaves, then popped up over the smaller flowers.


I love this sentiment from Life Shared, which will be retiring at the end of this month, and think it's perfect for another crafter. Can you see the 'running stitch' style scoring? It's easy to add subtle scoring detail with the Borders plate which fits neatly into the Simply Scored tool.

Here's what you'll need for this card
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Life Shared (retiring at the end of June)
Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Real Red, Gumball Green, Garden Green
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Simply Scored, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Forgive me for not being very chatty today but a man from the UPS delivery service came round yesterday with some VERY exciting boxes. If you live in a five mile radius of me, please do not worry about the noise, I'm just a little bit over excited... SQUEEEEEEEAL!!!

See you tomorrow!

9 comments:

  1. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this card was "a pretty summer dress" 1960's style. My mum loved sewing and I remember her making me one dress and had enough fabric over to make a skirt too. I would have been 9 or 10 at the time. I always thought the fabric was lovely!
    Don't get lost in the new goodie boxes (hee hee)!

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  2. What recent wonderful cards Vicky, I love this one. The stamping is just perfect and wow those colours are gorgeous.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. This is just delightful Vicky. HOW many boxes did the UPS man drop off then?

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  4. So pretty Vicky, love that large blossom.

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  5. Beautiful card Vicky love the colours, this stamp set is on my wish list...

    Anne

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  6. This is beautiful Vicky! I have this set on my wishlist (still!) Hope you've had fun with the box contents lol!
    Lizy xx

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  7. This is stunning Vicky, certainly the right sentiment for your blog LOL

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  8. Just gorgeous Vicky. The floral corner is lovely and love that big flower in contrast.
    Lovely to have you with us at MMM again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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