Welcome to the Kre8tors April 2018 Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be hopping once again with so many talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this blog post to hop along! This month is a Color Challenge, and just look at the gorgeous colors we get to use! This bouquet of flowers was so beautiful, I wanted to make a paper bouquet that would resemble it. So, I chose, none other than, Beautiful Bouquet! 

By Su Mohr for Kre8tors April 2018 Blog Hop; Click visit to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set, Bouquet Bunch Dies, Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Lots of Labels Dies; #birthdaycards #beautifulbouquet #basketweave #stampinup #colorchallenge #bouquetbunchdies #watercolor

Beautiful Bouquet for Kre8tors April 2018 Blog Hop

I wanted the colors of the flowers to stand out against a white background, so chose Thick Whisper White for a card base. I added a layer of Whisper White, and gave it texture with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. This is the backside, which I like even better than the front.

The Bouquet Bunch Die Set has 21 dies, and I used just 5 of them. I die cut the stems (1) from Wild Wasabi cardstock, and the bouquet wrap (2) from Crumb Cake cardstock. Rather than cut the flowers from  colored cardstock, I water colored the inks on Whisper White first.  I did this by dipping the brush of the Aqua Painter across the ink pad, and washing it over the Whisper White card stock. This gives them a softer, variegated look. I used one die (3) for the Pumpkin Pie and Berry Burst flowers, and a different die (4) for the Powder Pink flowers. I stamped “for you,” and used the little tag die (5) for cutting.

After gluing everything in place, the front of my card was complete.

For the inside, I used two sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set. With 37 stamps, this set has so many options! I decided to make it a birthday card, because that’s the one I need the most. 

I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake, and used a die from the Lots of Labels Die Set for cutting, and framed it with Powder Pink.

Funny thing, when my husband saw the card, he loved it, and said I could give it to him for his birthday. That is, until he saw the Powder Pink frame on the inside. He said it would have to have plain brown words. Those cute little pink flowers are in the stamp set also, and he doesn’t want those either. LOL 

For the last detail, I decorated the envelope with dotted Wild Wasabi Designer Series Paper. I think my husband is okay with that. Still laughing!

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Don’t forget to hop along to see the other amazing projects our fellow demonstrators have created for this Color Challenge. Click the “next” button below to visit Tracy’s blog to see her awesome project! There’s also a roll call list, in case you get lost along the way.

Melissa Tennison
Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr                     
Tracy Marie Lewis
Jackie Lawless
Lisa Edwards Kmiec
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Cheryl Hamilton
Jo Blackman
Tricia Butts
Laura Kate Mackie
Kathy Maurer
Alexandra Rauf
Amy Grendel
Linda Handford
Hiske MacKay
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Diana Core Tillery
Deb Naylor
Kirsteen Gill


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