I saw a gorgeous rug recently (wish I had taken a photo so I could share it with you). It was black with splashes of bright red flowers and olive green leaves and vines. Today's Mojo Monday sketch design (MOJO175) translates that rug into my beloved rubber stamping craft! Inspiration is truly everywhere.
The bold flower was created with the new Build a Blossom stamp set and coordinating Blossom Petals Punch (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog–see my Occasions Mini favorites). It was begging for a spot on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- Don't shelve your Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper (and other "holiday" designer paper, for that matter). If you look a little closer, many of the patterns can be used year round–like the olive and black polka dot.
- No need to punch out all the elements of the Blossom Petals Punch when you need a single element. Look at the punch first and decide where you want to stamp on your card stock to "reach" the closest coordinating petal on the punch. I "fish in" and use up many of my cardstock scraps doing this!
- The Pinking Hearts Border and Corner Punches add a shot of color and a dainty trim.
- Here's an alternative clear card I created previously using this same stamp set and punch.
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Stamp Set: Build a Blossom (WM 121923, CM 121994), Something to Celebrate (Occasions Mini Catalog Hostess Level 2, WM 121897, CM 121955)
Paper: Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper (117400), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650), Poppy Parade (119793), Old Olive (100702)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Poppy Parade (119782), Old Olive (102277)
Cool Tools: Blossom Petals Punch (121808), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Pinking Hearts Corner Punch (118072), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (1134439), Framed Tulips Textured Impresions Embossing Folder (121809)
The Perfect Touch: Antique Brads (117273)