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Flowers Everywhere

As you are reading this I am flying to Orlando to attend Stampin’ Up’s OnStage….a three day gathering of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators.  This year Stampin’ Up is celebrating their 30th Birthday.  I’m very excited to be gathering with 7,000 creative people!!  I hope some of that rubs off on me!

So I’m celebrating by sharing birthday cards this week.  Here is today’s card….featuring Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive colors:

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I stamped all the images randomly on the card in Memento Tuxedo Black and used my Stampin’ Blends in Rich Razzleberry and Olive Green.  There is a small background stamp with small dots, you can see it in the bottom right corner in the picture of the stamp set.

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But I didn’t leave enough room between the flowers, so I just used the fine point end of the Stampin’ Blend marker to make my own sets of dots.  There is never a mistake in stamping….just happy opportunities to be a little more creative.  I also used a little creativity on the inside of the card too.

I actually made two of these cards because I couldn’t decide what colors to use.  So here is my second card which is a little brighter….using Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green Cardstock and Stampin’ Blends Markers.

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And of course I added a flower to the inside of this card too!

Just like the card I shared in Monday’s Post (which you can read here), the stamp set does all the work of decorating your card.  And you can put as many flowers as I did on the card…..or leave a little more room between your stamps.  You can also do use more than one color flower.  In my mind I can see this card done is pretty shades of light pink like Blushing Bride or Powder Pink….if you like more vibrant colors…maybe Lovely Lipstick

Because this stamp set does NOT have coordinating dies, for the flowers that are around the stitched circle with the sentiment, I had to do some “fussy cutting” with my paper snips….great little scissors that are perfect for fine cutting.  Remember when you are fussy cutting to leave a little white space around the edge.

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If you’d like to make either of these cards, this is what you’ll need.  The colors in the directions are for the first card…..but it’s easy to just substitute your favorite color.

  • Perennial Birthday Stamp Set
  • Stitched Circles Framelit Dies
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock – Cut 5 ½” x 8 ½” ; Score at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Old Olive Cardstock – Cut 5 ⅛” x 3 ⅞”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 ¾”
  • Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock – Stitched Circle (1 ⅞”); plus 3 flowers with leaves
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – for stitched circle and cut flowers

So which color card is your favorite?  The first card (Rich Razzleberry/Old Olive) or the second card (Bermuda Bay/Granny Apple Green) ?

Hope you’ll try this stamp set…..it’s so versatile!  I’ve got a few more birthday cards to post this week!  Come back to see….or just follow my blog and you’ll receive an email every time I post.

Happy Stamping!
Patricia


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