Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I spent time in my stamping room doing some more cleaning and of course, stamping. While cleaning up my area I found some scraps left over from earlier cards, well, the Flowering Foils is so pretty I didn’t want to throw it out so I decided to use it up….
The card samples I have shared previously using the Flowering Foils have been on the subtle side so today I’d like to punch it up with color. We’ll be using the the “sponging” technique, and I’ve chosen the sponge daubers because they are a little easier to control the color / ink application. I’m using Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Melon Mamba!
I decided to apply / sponge the ink onto the designer paper before cutting the flowers out. You can see that some of the flower and foliage are cut off but I didn’t have the heart to throw it away. After coloring the images I cut the flowers out knowing that they were going to bump up to the sides of the card front.
I used Soft Sea Foam cardstock to mount my flowers … however, I had to stamp my greeting first, then I ran it threw the die machine using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture…
So our piece is now stamped, then embossed and now the floral pieces were tucked up into the corners … both of the pieces were popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals. The strip of Grapefruit Grove ribbon was added to bring the color across the page.
The “Happy Birthday” greeting and sentiment below comes from the Peaceful Moments Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set and was punched with the 1-1/2″ circle punch and then a mat was cut from the Circle dies. Once everything was applied to the front, I mounted it to a Mossy Meadow base.
This angle really shows the foils and the dimension on the card from popping up the floral pieces. Not bad for a bunch of scraps right!! Don’t throw them away … just place the edge of the designer paper onto the edge of your card front. Perfect!!
Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s card. You can click on any one of them for more information or to start shopping…
Now … I have added the Clear Faceted Gems to my flowers and used the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends to color them. So tell me … Do you like the card with or without the faceted gems? Comment below.
Thank you so much for checking out my blog and discovering how to used up your scraps, and for joining me in a little fun by voting on the faceted gems … yes or no?
Have a wonderful day, Linda