Felt Flowers

One of the things that I love most about Spring is the beautiful flowers and the arrival of color into the landscape again.  I decided to pull out my Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating Flower Fair Framelits Dies.    I also pulled out my Flower Frenzy Bigz Die because I love the leaf branch in it.  I decided to use some pretty green felt with it.

Felt and FlowersI’ve been thinking about how three of my favorite colors will soon be retiring, and it makes me quite sad.  I’ve used two of them on this card — Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I am really going to miss them, so I will probably be using them a lot before June gets here and I have to say farewell.

Felt and Flowes Close UpI paired a Project Life Grid Card with some Stacked with Love dsp for this card,  The sentiment is from Hi There.

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Another Blooming Birthday

Cut Around FlowerI hadn’t played with the Flower Patch set and coordinating framelits in a long time so I decided to pull that set out to make a card.  I saw this pretty and CAS card made by Maile Belles on Pinterest and loved the layout, so I decided to CASE it.

My base layer is the Pear Pizzazz layer. I then stamped the flower on a 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  I drew a line in very light pencil about 1″ from the edge and used my paper snips to cut up the line to the flower and then cut around the flower, letting the flower extend beyond my cutting line — in other words, the blue part of the flower is the same layer as the white card stock.  Only the yellow part of the flower is popped up.

Cut Around Flower Close UpI added some In-Color sequins and stamped the sentiment in black ink.  The leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink .  The other colors I used were Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron, and Crushed Curry.  A pretty simple card.

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Overwhelmed with Flower Patch’s Awesomeness

Overhwhelming Flower Patch

The sentiment on this card cracks me up!  But I know a few people of whom it’s appropriate.

I started this card by using some fiber paste with the Stripes Decorative Mask.  After I applied the fiber paste, I decided that I really should have mixed it with some Smoky Slate ink first.  So once the paste was dry, I put the mask back on the card and used a sponge dauber to apply the ink.  Different method, but similar results.

Overwhelming Flower Patch Close UpThe Flower Patch set and coordinating dies are so fun!  I love that there are so many different ways to build pretty flowers.  I used a color scheme of Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive.

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Big and Little Blooms — FMS141

Woohoo!  It’s Wednesday!  And Wednesdays bring new sketches at Freshly Made Sketches.  And the always creative Cindy Hall has a fabulous and challenging one for us.  I guess that’s why it’s called a sketch “challenge”, right?

This sketch had me stumped for a while.  I decided it would be a great sketch to show off some pretty dsp, so I looked through my stash, and decided I needed to cut into a sheet that I love from the Flowerpot package.  And since it has flowers all over it, I decided to make a big flower using the Flower Patch stamps.

Blooming SquareMy son walked by while I was photographing this and said that he thought “blooming” is used as a bad word in England.  I’m not sure how he would know that, but if it is, I apologize to those of you across the pond!  It’s not meant that way here.

Blooming Square Close UpI used the coordinating Flower Flair Framelits dies to cut out the flowers.  They sure do make it easier!

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card with the sketch!  Jump on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the other designers made with it for some inspiration.

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Flower Patch Double Duty — Monday Montage #21

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberHere we go again!  Another Monday Montage Blog Hop for you.  There are ten of us participating, so just follow the links at the bottom of each post to work your way through all ten posts.

I got a box of new Stampin Up! goodies last week and finally had a chance to sit down and play with the new stuff last night.  It’s always a bit overwhelming to look at a pile of new products and know where to start.  So I decided to start with the stamp set that was at the top of my wish list — Flower Patch.   And to make this set even better, there are coordinating framelits!

Flower Patch Hop 2I pulled out a sheet of dsp from the All Abloom dsp stack, and used Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight ink for the flowers.  The leaves use Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.

Flower Patch Hop 2 Close UpI stamped off onto scratch paper first to get the lighter base shades on a couple of the flowers.  Cutting everything out with framelits is such a time saver.  On this first card, I kept the flowers pretty simple — basically just one layer.

While I had all of the ink pads and other supplies out, I decided to make one more card with the same color scheme and add more layers on the flowers.

Flower Patch HopI added a couple of colors on this one — Blackberry Bliss and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I used some of the new Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon on both of these cards– love it!

Flower Patch Hop Close UpThis is such a fun set because the layering opportunities are endless!  I think the one layer flowers are just as gorgeous as the multi-layered ones.

Well, you’re ready to continue along the hop trail.  You can venture onward to the always inspiring Breelin Renwick’s blog by clicking the “Next” button below, or you can work your way backwards and go visit the ever creative Wendy Weixler’s blog by clicking on the “Back” button.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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