Fabulous Flowers

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Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #54

My mojo has been missing most of this week. I think my heart was elsewhere in Australia but today I finally managed to pick up some stamps again and decided to play with Taylor’s Cupcake Challenge sketch.

Here is the sketch:


Even though it’s called a Cupcake Challenge you are not required to use cupcakes. Of course if you have them it’s nice to use them but I don’t have many so I just used the sketch to create my cards.

For this first one I decided to use some more of the lovely Spring Silhouettes paper I used in my Stationery Box earlier this week.

Brocade Basics 10

Stamp sets: Brocade Basics
Card: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Spring Silhouettes DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Ice Rhinestones Brads.

The second card I kept with the same stamp set but used the Brocade Background DSP instead.

Brocade Basics 11

Stamp set: Brocade Basics
Card: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Brocade Background DSP
Ink: Old Olive, River Rock, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8” grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle Punches, Pretties Kit.

For the last card using this sketch I decided to use Fabulous Flowers stamp set.

Fabulous Flowers 1

I’ve added a bit of sparkle to this card on the large flower and also the centre of the circle punch piece.

Fabulous Flowers 1 close up             Fabulous Flowers 1 close up 2

Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers
Card: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red Prints DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds.

August Stamp Class cards


August Stamp Class

This month we did 2 different techniques and also made a Gift Card Holder shown in this post. The 2 techniques were Faux Tearing and Emerging Colour.

The Faux Tearing card (the blue card) is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from Marelle Taylor’s July Stamp-A-Stack cards shown here. I just loved the colour combination and the simplicity of this card was appropriate for a class card.

The other card is the Emerging Colour. A tutorial for this technique can be found here on SplitCoastStampers. They are a great resource for techniques, projects and samples using Stampin’ Up stamp sets. If you haven’t been to SplitCoastStampers before then make sure you can spare some time as you might be there for a while…..hahaha.

Faux Tearing
Stamp sets: Paisley Background, Garden Whimsy
Card: Soft Sky, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, copy paper.

Emerging Colour
Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers, Priceless
Card: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Accessories: Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Rhinestone Brads (Fire & Ice)

Emerging Colour 2

This time I used Fabulous Flowers and brighter colours too.

To make my Emerging Colour piece I’ve started out again with an A6 piece of Whisper White card. I have randomly stamped the smaller flower images from Fabulous Flowers in Pixie Pink, Lavender Lace, Pretty In Pink and Old Olive over the Whisper White card. These colour where taken from the Colour Coach. Allow to dry. Once dry I have rubbed the piece with and Embossing Buddy.

Next I inked the large flower using Versamark and stamped onto the Whisper White piece, sprinkled clear embossing powder over the top, removed the excess and heated with a heat gun. Once cooled, I inked my brayer with Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink and brayered over the top until happy with the colour. Allow to dry. Using a tissue remove ink from embossed flower.

Using the large swirl image from Priceless and Night of Navy Classic Ink, I randomly stamped over cardstock. Again I used a tissue to remove any ink from embossed flower.

Fabulous Flowers - Emerging Colour To make the completed card I started with an A5 piece of Elegant Eggplant and folded in half using a bone folder to give a crisp fold.

Using the large swirl image from Priceless and Pixie Pink ink I have randomly stamped over a 144mm x 101mm piece of Pixie Pink cardstock. Using the slot punch I’ve created inverted corners on the  Pixie Pink cardstock and then layered onto main card.

I’ve trimmed my Emerging Colour piece to 85mm x 80mm utilising most of my main image. Using the slot punch I have created inverted corners again. This has then been layered onto a 88mm x 83mm piece of So Saffron cardstock and adhered to card as shown.

Next I inked the Dare to be Fabulous stamp in Elegant Eggplant and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. This was trimmed down to 75mm x 30mm and corners were punch with the slot punch. I have then layered this onto a 78mm x 33mm piece of Old Olive and adhered to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I then stamped 2 of the smaller flowers on scrap Whisper White card using Lavender Lace & Pretty In Pink inkpads. These have been cut out and Rhinestone brads have been added to the centres. The Lavender Lace flower has been adhered using Mini Glue Dots and the Pretty In Pink using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So what do you think?


Stamp sets: Fabulous Flowers, Priceless
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Pixie Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Pixie Pink, Lavender Lace, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Accessories: Slot Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Rhinestone Brads (Fire & Ice sets), Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.