Pictures do not do this card justice. I received this card from Mary Booker as a swap card. The stamp sets used are Field Flowers (one of my personal favorites) and So Sorry.
Mother of Pearl technique uses shimmer paint and a crumpled ball of waxed paper to smoosh on the shimmer paint onto the cardstock. The result is just like Mother of Pearl, a beautiful soft shimmer as you catch the light.
If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know I love flower stamps. Field Flowers is one of those gorgeous sets that makes it possible for me to "grow" flowers!
My colour combination for this card is Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and then the sentiment is Silver Embossed. Today I used my DSP to give texture to the card, and mixing patterns is so easy thanks to Stampin' Up's packaging of DSP. They totally take the guesswork out of what goes with double sided papers and their paper packs.
Is such a beautiful set, I love the detail in the flower blossoms that one gets from the Two Step stamp
The flowers almost look real.
I stamped the flower first with Blushing Bride and then the detail stamp is done using Regal Rose, makes a lovely combination. The DSP is from Nursery Nest, yes, it is one of the retiring ones so only a few more weeks to pick some of it up. I used Loving Thoughts and my Stamp a ma Jig for the sentiment and layered it onto a tag from Lots of Tags embosslit. I am very glad to see that set continue on for another year, it has five tags that are perfect for matting your sentiments.
I don't know if you have stamped on Vellum, but it is one of my favorite products to add a softness to stamped images. For this card I stamped the flowers from Field Flowers on the Vellum cardstock with Black Stazon and then using my Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write marker, I coloured in the flower and then I used this side are the back for a real frosty image. I embossed the sentiment from a retired set on the front and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder. When using Vellum you really need to mount it to a light coloured cardstock to make your stamped images come to life. I have mounted my panel to Whisper White and then matted it to Basic Black. Since you can see through Vellum attaching the Vellum to the cardstock needs to be carefully thought about. I attached mine with a strip of Snail hidden by the Pretty in Pink satin ribbon.
The ribbon slide is from the retired Hodgepodge Hardware kit that is on sale in our Clearance Rack and a Basic Pearl highlights the center.
This is one of those cards-you know is it really right, is it too much? I mean really can any card using Field Flowers stamp set, be wrong?
I started with a Pink Pirouette base and attached a Pink Pirouette DSP doily and then the faux tag stamped with Field Flowers using Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo ink. The sentiment is from On Your Birthday, just used my markers to ink only the part I wanted. Inside
I used the Delicate Doilies stamp set, stamping two partial images in the bottom corners in Melon Mambo and then sentiment from On Your Birthday.
for a special friend. It was my dear friend Sherryl's birthday and here is the card I made for her. My favourite type of card to make, lots of layers.
I just love this set, Field Flowers such beautiful flowers and with Two Step stamping, they certainly have a very realistic look. I used two different paper packs for this card, Paisley Petals for the background pale green and then Pocketful of Posies for the light purple piece. Can't find that in the pack? I used the sheet with the raindroppy things and just managed to get just enough without any large images on it. The flowers I stamped in Perfect Plum and then the outline stamp is done in Elegant Eggplant then I cut them out and added them to the card with dimensionals.
The sentiment is from a retired hostess set, and again stamped in Elegant Eggplant.
And just what is it that makes this a WOW card for me, is it the colours, I love purple, is it the stamp set, fell in love with it when the new catalogue came out in July or is it the sketch, you know I love lots of layers! Or maybe it is just a combination of all three, but I am so happy with this card.
The set used is Field Flowers, a two step stamp set, meaning the images can be stamped just by themselves or stamp the solid image then the line image over the top to give more definition. I started with a Whisper White card base and using Concord Crush as the mat for each layer, the first layer is Wisteria Wonder ran through the Houndstooth embossing folder, then a strip of Flirtatious Specialty paper and then the image, is stamped on Whisper White with Old Olive for the stems and the flowers are stamped first with Wisteria Wonder then the line image stamp in Concord Crush. The first flower is stamped directly onto the image panel, the second flower is stamped on a offcut of Whisper White and then cut out and using dimensionals added to the card.
Here is the stamp set so you can better understand what I mean, the lower flower image is the one I stamped in Wisteria Wonder and the flower image just above it is the detailed image so it was stamped in Concord Crush.
The sentiment is from the Hostess set Perfect Words and talking about Hostess specials, did you know that until December 15th, Hostesses with a qualifying party of $450 or more in sales receive an additional $45 in FREE merchandise. Now that too is a WOW!
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