Sunday, August 25, 2013

Stippled Blossoms

It's birthday time again! After the fish card (my husband and his friends liked it, by the way) I wanted to make something pretty. A friend is celebrating her birthday this week and I thought she might appreciate a pretty card. My thoughts turned to the lovely two-step stamping set called Stippled Blossoms, and also to Strawberry Slush ink. It's a new Stampin' Up! colour I have not had time to play with until today. I found some paper doileys from a retired kit and was off!

I stamped the flowers in Strawberry Slush then in Basic Black over the top of that on a rectangular piece of Whisper White. I added leaves in Old Olive and Basic Black as well. Then I broke out my border punches and some Old Olive cardstock, and then I decided to stamp the flowers again and cut them out to be popped up over the top of the original flat stamps, after some shaping.

The doiley needed a little adjusting to fit just right but I liked how it sat in the end. I added a sentiment from Simply Sketched in gold embossing, mounted it on a tag punch with a fancy punch underneath, then spritzed it all with  Calypso Coral. Oh, the background layer with the faux stitching is a retired piece of designer series paper too.

I finished off with a couple of little crystals and it was ready to have its portrait taken!

I hope she likes it! My friends birthday is later this week :)

1 comment:

Vicki Hodgman said...

I have been experimenting with Strawberry Slush too Susan. Love this card of yours. The doily on the side is such a pretty finish. Vx