Thursday, June 8, 2017

Floral Bliss

Hi friends, and welcome back!  Today I am sharing a card that I made with contents from my new Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  It included a beautiful stamp set with a large floral bouquet along with additional flowers and sentiments, primarily wedding themed.  However, I used the "Thank You" sentiment from the set because I want to send thanks to Julee Tilman for all the years of wonderful sketches at Mojo Monday.  You see, this is the 500th and final challenge for Mojo Monday challenge (sniff, sniff), as Julee has understandably decided that her family and business require her full attention.  So this card is dedicated to Julee and the Design Team at Mojo Monday. 

The colors and the idea to use the bouquet stamp where drawn from the gorgeous inspiration photo at Inspired By All the Little Things.  I've added links below to both challenges, so do be sure to use them to check out all the beautiful work by both design teams!

After stamping and heat embossing the bouquet stamp on water color paper, a number of Distress Inks were used to color the image and the background, picking up the bright pink, yellow and blue colors of the flowers in the inspiration piece.  Because of the size of the stamp, I had to turn the card base on its side and also had to cut down the water colored panel in order to work with the sketch.  I ended up fussy cutting around some of the leaves so they could extend beyond the panel.

The SSS monthly kit also included some gorgeous designer paper from Echo Park, two of which I used on the card, including the black polka dot and light pink panels.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink and popped up on foam tape after using a 7/8" scallop punch to cut it out.  After all the layers were added to the white card stock panel and adhered to the Doll Pink card base, Nuvo Ebony Black and Morning Dew Crystal Drops were added around the card and black to the centers of the yellow and pink flowers.

That's it for today.  Thanks for taking time to visit!  And don't forget to check out both challenges.


Product details
Stamps:  Floral Bliss
Products:  Neenah Solar White, Doll Pink (SSS), Basic Black (SU), Canson XL watercolor paper, Echo Park Wedding Bliss dsp
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass.
Other:  #4 Round Silver Black Velvet, #3 Round Princeton Art and #00 Round Grumbacher watercolor paint brushes, Polka Dot embossing folder (SU), Nuvo Ebony Black and Morning Dew
Crystal Groups, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch (SU), Hero Arts White Embossing Powder


Carmela said...

Gorgeous florals! Love your card.

Leigh Penner said...

Super pretty take on the inspiration photo!

Marcie Sharp said...

So pretty and so colourful. Amazing card!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is so pretty! I love this bright summery color!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love those happy little polka dots paired with those pretty florals. Thanks for joining us for our final sketch!

Amy Sheffer said...

So pretty!