Monday, October 17, 2011

Fabulous Florets Stamp-A-Stack

In late September, I had a Stamp-A-Stack that included a set of Fabulous Florets and five (5) very different cards using that set.  It was a great day, with lots of enthusiasm and fun.  Here is the result of that day:

Using the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper mounted on Tangerine Tango, we stamped a couple of the Fabulous Florets and leaves on Whisper White, also mounted on Tangerine Tango. Then we colored in the petals and the leaves with Tangerine Tango and Pear Pizzazz and smeared Crystal Effects over the petals to provide a sheer, glossy image. Three little brads at a diagonal in the upper corner of the Peach Parfait Card Stock mounted on Whisper White. Suitable for birthday, get well, thinking of you.

.On Whisper White, we stamped in Soft Suede the tall leafy image in the lower center, then stamped off two more images to the right and then to the left.  Then stamped in Basic Black the smaller open flower from the set and cut out, raising it up on Dimensionals. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations stamped in Basic Black on the White, mounted on a piece of Basic Black and adhered to the card base of Soft Suede.  We finished off with 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain in Chocolate Chip and an Antique Brad. Simple, yet lovely for get well, sympathy, or man's birthday.

This is using the Chrysanthemum-type flower with the long leafy image. The card of Whisper White is gated-folded and two panels of Basic Black are behind another panel of White and a panel of Melon Mambo. Both images are stamped in VersaMark and hot embossed with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder on the White Card Stock and the White Embossing Powder on the Melon Mambo Card Stock.  Then a tiny strip of retired Black Lace is stretched across the bottom of both panels. How striking!

This is simply lovely. Base card of Lucky Limeade, run through the Big Shot with the Striped Embossing Folder. Then the Big Shot's Oval Scallop Frame die was cut out of Wisteria Wonder.  The Oval Scallop Frame die was run through again to get the center oval in Whisper White.  On the Whisper White Oval, we used the "Faux Pearl" technique, daubing the Frost White Shimmer Paint with scrunched up plastic wrap all over.  Allow to dry, then stamp the long leafy stem in Lucky Limeade and on a separate scrap of White, stamp the flower in Wisteria Wonder. Cut out the flower and mount with Dimensionals.  A tiny Wisteria Ruffled Ribbon bow finishes off the upper left corner.

This one is so sweet.  Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and First Edition Designer Paper make this card dramatic. Base is Very Vanilla, with a layer of Bravo Burgundy, then a layer of First Edition, which was roughed up a bit with distressing tools and sponging Burgundy on it and curling up a couple of the edges.  The another layer of Bravo Burgundy matting a smaller piece of Very Vanilla.  On the Vanilla is stamped the long leafy stem in Always Artichoke and the flower is colored using the Burgundy stamp pad and Aqua Painter, with a touch of Daffodil Delight in the center. The Lace Ribbon Border was punched out of Artichoke and the sentiment was stamped in Burgundy, punched with the Large Oval Punch and matted on the Scallop Oval punched in Burgundy and attached to the Lace Ribbon Border with Linen Thread.

Can you tell we had a blast doing these great cards?  I CASEd some of these from I don't even know who and some I created on my own.  All good use of techniques and different Stampin' Up products, I think.

Happy stamping!

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