The theme for this month’s Kre8tor’s Blog Hop is flowers, and eliminating my choices was the hard part. I decided to experiment with Ornate Garden Designer Paper using my Paper Snips.
Fussy cutting two large, and three small, flowers from the beautiful gold & white DSP was easier than anticipated. Then, I colored the two large flowers with Stampin’ Blends in Light Rococo Rose and Light Flirty Flamingo. The centers of all five flowers were colored with a Bronze Stampin’ Blend.
You can see all of my supplies in the Product List at the bottom of my post.
TIP: It’s fun, and easy, coloring the flowers, because the gold lines resist the ink.
The background is Whisper White Cardstock, cut with a rectangular Nature’s Thoughts Die. This is on a layer of Ornate Garden DSP, cut with an Ornate Layers Die, and adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base. I love the detailed edges.
TIP: I’m a tidy person, and I don’t like the tiny dots to go all over the place; okay I’m obsessive compulsive. Anyway, I simply hold the die over my waste basket and use the Die Brush to remove the dots.
The sprigs were cut with a Nature’s Thoughts Die from Gold Foil. Matching the sprigs in Gold Foil is “thanks,” cut with a Well Written Die. Before attaching “thanks,” I wrapped a piece of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the white rectangle, tied a knot, and frayed the ends.
By the way, this is my Mother’s Day card from my husband. He selects his favorite cards from my stash, and gives them to me. He knows I’d freak out if he bought a Hallmark card, so he solved the problem. LOL!
My layout was inspired by Fab Friday.
More floral inspiration awaits! Clicking the next button takes you to Laura Mackie in the United Kingdom
Read about my May gifts:
First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.
Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.
This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.
Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog sometime in May, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!
Thanks so much for stopping by! My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me.
I gifted myself with a Stampin’ Up! pre-order yesterday, and I’m so excited to receive it! Demonstrators are able to order from the new catalog a month early. It’s easy to become a Demonstrator, and there’s no obligation to sell. You can just enjoy your 20% discount! Send me an email if this sounds like something you’d like to do.
You can also click “JOIN” if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!