I hope you are enjoying a pretty Spring like we are here in Michigan. It finally arrived! Our next challenge at Retro Rubber has a beautiful photo to inspire you to get out your favorite floral stamps that have collected a little dust. I am playing with stamp sets are set to retire at the end of May. Birthday Blossoms came out in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog and has been one of those sets that I have used a lot. If you are interested to see the entire set, I will have a link to it at the end of this post.
My Secrets to Making This Birthday Blossoms Project
- My biggest secret for my cards is making sure every color is used twice. It just adds a balance that pleases the eyes of whoever is looking at it, in my opinion.
- I love to make floral cards, especially ones with dies! My Big Shot makes the process so easy and quick. The dies are cut to layer the petals, which are then curled with my bone folder. As I always say, real flowers aren’t flat so I don’t like them to be flat on my card. Once they are all curled, each layer is adhered together, staggering the petals. Then, the completed flowers are popped up on dimensionals.
- I used the inspiration photo to guide me on the type of flowers as well as the colors. The Wood Textures DSP was the perfect backdrop so this paper is great to have in your stash.
- The Succulent Framelits are currently in the Clearance Rack for an amazing $19.80!
- The pretty blue flowers I colored with Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends are from the Lots of Happy Card Kit. This is a great kit with pieces to use together or can be incorporated into other projects like I did. Love it!!
Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
- Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms
- Paper: Wood Textures DSP, Pear Pizzazz, Berry Burst
- Ink: Berry Burst
- SU Tools: Layering Ovals Framelits, Succulent Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Non-SU: Cross Stitch Oval Dies, Stampin Blends: Night of Navy, Old Olive
- Finishing Touch: Lots of Happy Card Kit, Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, Glitter Enamel Dots, Brights Designer Buttons
I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:
Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog then get your much-loved older stamps out and play along! Don’t forget to tell us how long you have had the stamps you used. Only one stamp needs to be older than a year. The challenge closes on Friday, May 18th.
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:
- Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
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Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!
DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products