Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wonderful Blossom

Good morning everyone! This is the last day that I can sleep in. Bummer. And Nick doesn't think it is so great, either. His vacation will end today and tomorrow he goes back to school and starts the third quarter. I can't believe that he is so close to being a seventh grader! What happened? Time to get back to a routine for all of us. And that IS a good thing - lol!! I was so glad to find time to stamp a few cards yesterday.

Today's card was inspired by a PaperCrafts magazine. I went through some of my old magazines yesterday to see if I could find some inspiration. And I did! It's fun to re-visit some of those. This is a really simple card, too. My card base is Pear Pizzazz. I added two strips of designer paper from the Twitterpated designer paper pack and then stamped the greeting from Friendly Phrases above those. Then I punched a circle from Basic Grey card stock with the 2 1/2" circle punch and stamped a flower image from the Mixed Bunch set with Basic Grey ink. For my flower I punched two flowers using the blossom punch and Blushing Bride card stock. Then I took my bone folder and curled the petals until the fibers in the paper weakened. Then I could carefully separate the petals. Makes it look like there are more flowers, doesn't it? I adhered the flowers together. Then I stamped the flower center image in Basic Grey ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out. I glued it to the center and added a Basic Grey button with some white baker's twine. The flower is glued to the circle and then popped up on the card. Something a little different for me and a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Mixed Bunch, Friendly Phrases; Paper- Pear Pizzazz, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Twitterpated designer paper; Ink- Basic Grey; Accessories- white baker's twine, 2 1/2" circle punch, blossom circle punch, neutrals buttons, bone folder, dimensionals

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