Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Spring Flowers For You
What could be more fitting with this Spring weather (and it isn't even technically Spring yet) than a Spring card? I used the new Mother's Love stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. I have the set in photopolymer and decided to cut the coloring part of the image (as opposed to the outline stamp). I cut the stamp so that the flowers and leaves are separate, that way I can ink up each in different colors. Sometimes I hesitate cutting my stamps (something just feels wrong about it) but on something like this I am SO glad that I did. Where the set is photopolymer, I can easily just stick the parts back together on the block if I wanted to, but I can't think of when I'd want all of the parts stamped in the same color. I stamped my outline in Basic Gray and then used Strawberry Slush and Wild Wasabi for the 2nd step. I love how quick and easy 2-step stamps are. I added some polka dot paper from the Backgrounds DSP stack in Strawberry Slush and then mounted it all on some Strawberry Slush card stock and tied some Smoky Slate 1/8" ribbon around it before adhering it to the Wild Wasabi card base (textured with the new Spring Flowers embossing folder). I stamped the greeting and then cut it with my circles framelits and added a flower punched from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack. To finish things off I added a little rhinestone jewel to the center of the flower. Happy Spring!