Since it’s Monday, I thought you’d like some flowers to start your week off right. Last week, when I was making cards from the Frosted Floral bundle, I ended up with a ton of flowers and greenery. I knew I had plenty to make at least one more card. Actually, it turns out I have enough to make several more cards. I love when a stamp set is so easy to use.
To make the bouquet, I started by arranging the leaves on the bottom. Then added the branches on top. The flowers were added last. Each layer is held together with glue dots and dimensionals. Once I had the arrangement I was happy with, I wrapped linen thread around the bunch and tied it in a knot.
For today’s card, I wanted a subtle background. I stamped the branches in Versamark ink and then used clear embossing powder and my heat tool to create the background. I sponged just a subtle bit of Mint Macaron ink so you can see the branches that I stamped. You can see the background here.To get the multi-colored flowers, I inked them first with the Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride, and then I colored the stems with my Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron markers. The pearls are from the Artisan pack, but they didn’t match the Blackberry Bliss flowers or the greenery. I colored them using my Stampin Blends markers and since it’s an alcohol marker, I know it’s permanent and won’t rub off.
Don’t worry, I’ll move on to some other stamp sets now that I’ve talked you into buying this one. 🙂 Check back Wednesday for some Halloween goodies!
Have you signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet? The deadline to sign up and receive the September kit is September 10th. The September kit will be Halloween themed and will contain treat packaging to make 24 treats. Remember to plan ahead for those class parties and be sure to order the right number of kits. You can change the quantity of your monthly kit shipment for a single month. If you want to do this, go in to your Paper Pumpkin account and change the quantity no later than September 10th. Then you can change the quantity back to whatever you usually receive after you receive your September kit.
Just when you thought the Holiday Catalog couldn’t get any better, Stampin Up releases a special product just for September. Our Dashing Along Pattern Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30. This pack of paper is free with any merchandise total of $250 or more (before shipping and handling). Customer, party, or online orders qualify for this free pack of paper. Only one pack of paper can be earned per order, but you can submit as many parties or orders as you’d like. Available while supplies last.