Wednesday 21 November 2012

Enjoying my Fabulous Florets

Once my daughter's mid-November birthday is over, I usually turn my attention to Christmas, but I have one or two last autumnal moments in me yet! Here's a card that I thoroughly enjoyed making using the Fabulous Florets stamp set:

Don't these beautiful flowers make a gorgeous focal point?! I used Naturals Ivory card stock because I liked the contrast of the soft suede-like texture and the shiny embossed flowers.

Here's a close-up of those flowers. I stamped the leaves first, using the rock 'n' roll technique, then added the heat embossed flowers which I cut out with my sharp paper snips.

The sentiment is a lovely one from Made For You. The set contains three useful sentiments (happy birthday, thank you and especially for you) all in this lovely font.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Made For You
Ink: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake (for sponging edges of card stock)
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Corner rounder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig, paper snips
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Life around here has returned to what is laughingly described as normality. My daughter and eldest son came in from school together yesterday and sat down to chat to me (my desk is in the living room).  I turned around to look at them and found that my daughter was lying down cross-legged, with her bottom on the coffee table and her head on the sofa, while my 14 year old son was reclining on the other sofa, whirling his blazer around his head saying "I'm a helicopter!" What hope is there?!

I'll be back tomorrow when it'll be Three Minute Thursday here, so I'll have a quick card to show you. Hope to see you then.


  1. Beautiful fall card! Love the flowers popped up like that! So very pretty.

  2. Your card looks beautiful, Vicky! These are my favourite colours, and your glossy embossed blooms look devine:) x

  3. That set is one of my favs and you've reaffirmed that with this beauty! LOVE the colors you've used and such a clean design too! :)

    Your account of family life made me laugh! So glad to know someone else has moments like that! :)

  4. Very pretty Vicky. Love the bright flowers against your soft background. x

  5. Lovely card Vicky love your design and colour combination


  6. This is gorgeous, Vicky. You often use stamp sets that I haven't particularly noticed in the catalogue and suddenly I start looking at them with new eyes!

  7. oh yes I never tire of the autumn hues and definately not ready for winter!! Beautiful stamping and perfect match with that flecked card again :0)
    Jenny x

  8. I have a white blanket on my sofa - last night my son who is nearly 20 wrapped himself up in it and calmly claimed that he was a witchity grub!
    Gorgeous card the flowers look great stamped and embossed - Jacqueline xx

  9. Beautiful flowers Vicky and love the background stamping, not sure what the rock and roll technique is though?
    Val x

    1. Val, it's when you ink up a solid stamp in one colour and then roll the edges of the stamp in another colour. In this case, I tapped the leaf image in my Certainly Celery ink pad and then inked up just the very edges with Pumpkin Pie ink. Hope this helps! Vicky x

  10. Just beautiful, delicate and gorgeous. Love the flowers.

  11. What a beautiful and stylish card. I love what you have done with that stamp set. x x

  12. Another totally gorgeous card Vicky. Can't you do a crap one please just so I can feel better! xx

  13. Hello my lovely. Hope that you are well Vicky. Your cards are so beautiful hun. Those stamps are gorgeous. I am looking forward to seeing your wonderful Christmas cards too!!!. I have just ordered some of the beautiful SU Snow Festival Series & so looking forward to getting stuck into them!!!! so glad that you get 2 of each, one for creating and the other for stroking lol!!!!. Big hugs Clare xxxx

  14. Oooh i like this Vicky ! Gorgeous colours,and your stamping is wonderful :) xx


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