Saturday, May 27, 2017

More Spring Flowers

Hello again!  Tonight I have a card to share that I was asked to make by a group of managers at my office for their manager, who was recently promoted and will be leaving for that new position.  I decided to use my new favorite stamp set, More Spring Flowers from Simon Says Stamp.  I also used some of the blog candy products that I recently won at the SSS blog, including the card base and sequins.


I knew I wanted to make kind of bouquet of flowers in the corner of the card and at the same time leave plenty of "white space" so the gorgeous shimmery card base was visible (hard to capture in a photograph).  I decided to use a frame cut from Neenah Solar White with Stitched Rectangle dies to anchor the flowers.  After heat embossing the stamped images on Bristol paper, I used Zig markers to color everything (colors listed below), then die cut them with the stamp set companion dies.  Without attaching anything, I arranged the scene in order to determine where to stamp the sentiment on the card base.  After using my Misti to ensure the sentiment was straight, it was stamped in Versamark ink then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  After taking care of the sentiment, all the other parts were adhered, including some sequins.  Drops of Glossy Accents were added - they look so pretty, just like dew drops.


Stamp Ink Paper is celebrating its 100th challenge (woo hoo!) and for this week it's Card Maker's Choice, using our favorite stamp set ink colors and paper.  Done, done and done!  I've added a link below so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the amazing inspiration.


Thank you so much for visiting.  I hope the remainder of your weekend is enjoyable!

Stef


Product details
Stamps:  More Spring Flowers (SSS), Wild About Flowers (sentiment-Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, Crafter's Companion Precut A2 cards in Shimmering Yellow Pearl
Ink:  Versamark, Zig markers - Lilac, Violet, Light Violet, May Green, Light Green, Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Bright Yellow
Other:  SSS Stitched Rectangle dies, More Spring Flowers companion dies, Hero Arts White embossing powder, SSS and Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Nuvo White Blizzard drops, Ranger Glossy Accents

3 comments:

  1. Oh Steph, really lovely card. The colours of the flowers pop against that background. Its so pretty. Thanks for joining in our 100th challenge this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

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  2. Gorgeous card Stef! Love that flower bouquet that you colored beautifully with the zig markers. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

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  3. Beautiful card Stef! Those flowers are just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

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