Bunch of Blossoms Bundle
This card featuring the Bunch of Blossoms bundle is a patchwork of a few old pieces from my craft table pile. After last week’s craft fair, my basement was a total disaster and was in sore need of organizing! I wish I could tell you that this card was something that I had envisioned but it wasn’t. It’s a product from items that didn’t work for other projects. I enjoy finding new purpose for old scraps! For instance, the first piece that I rediscovered was the “YOU” from the March 2015 Sew You Paper Pumpkin kit. I had used the cards from that kit to make a mini-album, so these sentiment pieces were left over. I love them! Stitching seems to be quite the rage right now so I wanted give it to go!
I stitched it up with the new Night of Navy solid baker’s twine before I had any concept of what this card was going to be. Then the fun began! I started digging through my (growing) pile of scraps and found the “hello”. Anyone who knows me has heard that “hello you” from me so it was perfect! The Floral Boutique DSP was already cut up and ready to go. The Whisper White Oval was a scrap as well and all I had to do was cut two scalloped ovals to layer it on.
How to Make the Flower
The most fun though was making the flower. I was really looking forward to playing with the Bunch of Blossoms bundle. I played around with colors and finally picked the color scheme I wanted: Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum with the outline in Rich Razzleberry (using this color so much lately!). The ink pads were opened, each stamp mounted on a small clear block then the assembly line of stamping conducted, making it fast and easy. Since the photopolymer stamps hold onto any red in the inks, I first stamp into VersaMark before I begin and follow up immediately after stamping with cleaning them with a wipe and Stazon Cleaner, if needed. Give them a good cleaning and rinse with water and your stamps will look great afterwards! Here are my stamps after cleaning.
My friend and fellow Stampin’ Pretty Pal, Donna Kopenski, did a blog post recently and showed how to make sculpted pansies. I had already bought the tools but couldn’t get the look I wanted. Following Donna’s instructions, I punched out each petal, then, turning them over, spritzed with rubbing alcohol and gently rolled a large rounded tool from this McGill Kit over them. I left them to dry for a little while then added them to the Whisper White oval with Tombow Multipurpose glue. Watcha think??
Make the Inside Pretty, too!
The inside of the card shows its purpose. I make cards for my college kids each month and enclose gift cards in them, while they are struggling in school. It’s just one more way to let them know that I am always thinking about them. Isn’t that what making cards is all about??
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS FOR BUNCH OF BLOSSOMS
- Stamp Sets: Bunch of Blossoms, You’re So Sweet, Floral Phrases
- Paper: Floral Boutique DSP, Rich Razzleberry CS, Sweet Sugarplum CS
- Ink: Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Mint Macaron
- Cool Tools: Layering Oval Framelits, Blossom Builder Punch, Greetings Thinlits, Handheld Stapler, Bl
- Finishing Touch: Night of Navy Thick Baker’s Twine, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Silver Sequin Trim, Designer Buttons, Basic Rhinestones, Paper Pumpkin (March 2015 “Sew You”)
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