Wednesday

Bordering Blooms



I should be doing laundry right now, but I thought I'd squeeze in a card this morning because I've been eyeballing this stamp set, Eastern Blooms, for a while now. It's been sitting there patiently waiting for me to get some inspiration, calling my name.... well, today's the day! I glanced at SCS's (Splitcoaststampers) sketch challenge and this card popped in my head. This card went together pretty quickly - a definite advantage of these bold stamp images. Here's a quick rundown on today's card -

After trimming the three different sections of cardstock/Porcelain Prints DSP to the dimensions that I wanted, I very lightly sponged Bordering Blue ink on the outermost edges of the paper. I swiped the Bordering Blue inkspot across the branch stamp, instead of tapping it, to give it a slightly less intense stamp impression on my main panel. I stamped the large flower 3 times and trimmed them out, then added dazzling diamonds glitter (with a dab of mono-multi glue) on the flower centers for sparkle. I adhered with popdots to bring them up and off the main panel. I like using the photo corner punch to add a little color (and something different) for corner treatments. I finished with ribbon and silver brads.

Thanks for visiting today! The laundry is now calling my name, but I don't feel very inspired for that.... oh well!!!!

9 comments:

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Hey, June! You have a comment button!! LOVE this new card! I have been eyeballing this stamp set as well. Maybe now I will get it!

I love the bleach technique, too! You are fabulous!!

Eileen said...

Very pretty. I love the monochromatic look. I tried to comment on your Skeeter card, too, but it wouldn't let me. That card is really cute. Every time I see that stamp set, it makes me smile. Great job on the cards!

Cindy said...

Just checked out your blog from a link in SCS. Love your cards, really like the Grrr Great card, I have been on the fence with that set, but maybe I will have to get it. Thanks for sharing!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW~! I love this card color combination...so lovely.

Jan said...

I'm a member of the SCS Group 4 blogger list...love the Eastern Blooms card! The laundry is calling my name too but I am pretending that I don't hear it! Jan Hoyt

http://www.janhoyt.blogspot.com

jazzystamper said...

Hi June

Im from SCS bloggers #4. I would never have thought to put these to colours 2gether very pretty. Hopeful we will have this stampsetin the new catty next year in Oz.

Jaz xox

Mindy Ussery said...

This is beautiful. I definitely "need" this set. :)

TiStampsUp said...

I love the antique-ish look! Beautiful!

Kirsten said...

Wow, I have to say that you are the first person to convince me to get this stamp set. I kind of liked it but havent seen anything that I really loved with it, until now. Keep up the great work!

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