Friday, April 8, 2016

Flower shop Happy Birthday - Create with Connie & Mary #401

Where is Spring?  Oh, where is Spring?  We had a few nice days, the snow melted, and then I wake up in the morning and there's a foot of snow on my car!  I hear more is on the way.

This cool weather is not going to stop me from stamping flowers, hopefully to infuse a bit of spring spirit into my blog.

I made this card for the sketch challenge with Create with Connie & Mary  and I'm quite happy with the way its turned out.

On a 2 1/2 by 2 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with rounded corners, 3 flowers were attached.  These flowers were stamped from the Flower Shop stamp set, with Calypso Coral ink and punched with the Pansy punch.  A small snip was made between the petals and the petals curled back using a bone folder.  The center was stamped using the flower center stamp from Butterfly Basics.  It was first stamped in Black Memento and then Calypso coral.  This center was punched using the 1/2" circle punch, and attached to the center of the flower using a small dimensional.
Before adhering the flowers, 2 leaf stems were die cut in Basic Black using the XL Bouquet die. 
They were attached first, and the flowers adhered around them using dimensionals. 

A 3 by 3 1/4" of Calypso Coral (Pretty Petals DSP) was adhered to the Very Vanilla card front.  The corners were also rounded using the corner rounder punch.

Behind the Very Vanilla piece, a piece of Black polka dot DSP (Pretty Petals) was punched at both end using the Triple Punch.  At one end a 1/4" piece of a different pattern of the Pretty Petals DSP was added.

The sentiment was from "Balloon Celebrations"

To finish up the card, some Wink of Stella clear glitter was brushed on the flower petals and center, and the leaves.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flower Shop, Balloon Celebration,Butterfly Basics
Inks:Calypso Coral, Basic Black, 
Papers: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP pack, Basic Black
Accessories: Pansy Punch, 1/2" circle punch, XL Bouquet die, Triple Punch, dimensionals, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, corner rounder punch.

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