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Fresh Cut Flowers

 

Stampin up fresh cut flowers
Ever get a little stamper's block?  We all do and I discovered using a sketch or color challenge can relieve the stress and get the wheels turning.  Today's card was inspired by three challenges:  SCS Color Challenge CC172 (Wild Wasabi, White, Taken With Teal), SCS Technique Lover's Challenge ("Hitting the Bottle" TLC174) and Poetic Artistry's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #43

I began with an 4.25 x 11" white card base, scored at the top (5.5").  Using a Cuttlebug, I added some Cuttlebug embossing to Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the top half and added a fun Wild Wasabi polka dot Designer Series paper (Hostess Level I Prints Pack) at the bottom.

The block stamp from Fresh Cuts was inked in Wild Wasabi and stamped on Whisper White.  NOTE:  The Fresh Cuts Special expires on Monday, June 30.  I clipped out the image using Nestabilities Ovals (also the Wild Wasabi and scalloped Taken with Teal layers below).  TIP:  Before adhering the floral image, I lightly scraped the edges on my Wild Wasabi ink pad to create some extra dimension.  Some touches of Taken with Teal ink applied with an Aqua Painter, provide a watercolor effect.  TIP:  I don't use reinkers, so I just squeezed a Taken with Teal ink pad to create a little pool of ink on the inside of the lid, the perfect amount for watercoloring with the Aqua Painter.

The square below the oval image consists of layers of the same colors.  I snapped out the corners on the white layer with a Ticket Corner Punch.  The horizontal banner begins with Taken with Teal, jazzed up with a Corner Rounder Punch to create a scalloped border.  Tutorial here.  Wasabi Textured card stock and a snippet of Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain create some snazz-ma-tazz.

The final touches were a white rub-on sentiment (Sale-A-Bration Love and Happiness, retired) and a sparkling row of Circle Rhinestone Brads from the Ice Collection.

Hugs & Pretties . . . .M

P.S. Don't miss out.  The following Stampin' Up! specials expire June 30.  Fresh Cuts, Hostess Bonus, Escape Bundle, Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Collection

Stamp Set:  Fresh Cuts
Paper:  Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Wild Wasabi Textured, Wild Wasabi Designer Series (Hostess Level I)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal
Cool Tools:  Ticket Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Aqua Painter, Nestabilities Ovals, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (Ice), Love and Happiness Rub-ons, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain

12 thoughts on “Fresh Cut Flowers”

  1. Wonderful job with this challenge, Mary! Gorgeous card!!! Hope your back is doing much, much better!

  2. Wow, that background oval is gorgeous. Love this card. I’m partial to wild wasabi anyway!

  3. This is gorgeous, Mary! So crisp looking and love the embossing folder on this! I’m going to have to CASE! 😉

  4. Mary,
    I love the card. That is my kind of card for sure. Great job! Hope your back is better!

  5. Very cheerful card! Love the embossing and how you layered the colors. Fabulous!!
    Elizabeth Bead Diva

  6. Terrific card that can be altered with phrases for just about any occassion and, hooray, I have that Cuttlebug embossing folder! Thanks Mary, your cards are always so inspiring!

  7. Very, very pretty! So many special touches to this card. This stamp set is really growing on me!

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