Fall Floral Essence — FMS410

Wednesdays bring new sketches over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our stamping friend from up-state New York with a fun sense of humor, Linda Callahan, is our hostess.  Take a look at this great sketch:

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had been making some thank you cards and was experimenting with Fall colors with floral stamp sets.  For my card today, I have used the Floral Essence stamp set.

I stamped these flowers with Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry inks.  The leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink.  I then cut all of them out with my paper snips, because while this stamp set does have a coordinating punch, I didn’t use the flower with which the punch coordinates.  I guess it’s a good thing I find fussy cutting to be therapeutic (at least when I have the time to do it).

I embossed the background layer with the Subtle embossing folder.  The dsp is from the Come to Gather dsp collection.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


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I’m a Sucker for Flowers — Monday Montage #142

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

My upline held a stampin’ bingo event yesterday and I was able to go to this one.  They are always such fun events.  I was the lucky winner of one game and received the Floral Essence bundle.  I love sets that coordinate with a punch, so I knew this one would be fun to play with.

I started by stamping the flowers with Versamark ink and adding white embossing powder.  I punched them out and added these fun fuzzy centers that remind me of fuzzy caterpillars.  The flowers were placed on a piece of card stock on which I sponged some Seaside Spray ink.

The sentiment is from the Band Together stamp set.

I’ve been struggling a bit with creativity lately, so I turned to one of my favorite challenge sites, The Paper Players.  They have a tic-tac-toe challenge this week, and it helped me to focus on what to include in my card.  I went with the “punched shapes, yellow, and pearls” line.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.




If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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