Monday, March 3, 2008

Fabulous Flowers

Edited: One of my customers just called me out on the name of this set! It is Fabulous Flowers, of course...silly me!!! Thanks, Pat!!!

It is a busy week for me! I have a couple classes that I'm still getting ready is out of town. And I leave Thursday for a weekend stamping/scrapbooking retreat! I can't wait! I go twice a year to this same place and just have the best time...of course, I come back exhausted from staying up too late every night! lol! Oh well...the price you pay for the love of your craft...right?

I love the flower in this set...Fabulous was on the first order I placed when the last catalog was new. You can get so many different looks by changing colors, adding 2-3 colors, layering, etc. I made this card for a Embossing Challenge on one of my groups. The challenge could be to use either powder embossing or dry embossing. I chose to use both on this card.

The background is dry embossed by hand using the Pick A Petal brass template from Stampin' Up! I used one of the small flowers all over the background. The large flower was stamped with Regal Rose Craft ink and then I used the Cracked Glass technique (Feb/March 2008 Technique Junkies newsletter) to cover the entire flower with a shiny layer. I didn't use the option to age the "glass" since I wanted to use a white background. Happy Day is actually a Rub On from the Love & Happiness Sell-A-Bration selection. I covered the back of the clear button with coordinating designer paper, along with adding the stripe of designer paper on front...both are from the Flowers for You package.


Sets: Fabulous Flowers, Love & Happiness Rub-ons
C/S: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Flowers for You DSP
Inks: Regal Rose Craft ink, Versamark
Other: Glassy Glaze EP, 5 petal punch, Pick a Petal brass template, stylus, clear button, dimensionals, Celery grosgrain ribbon


Stefanie said...

Beautiful card Connie! I don't think I've seen such a bright & cheery card made with this stamp before. It looks awesome!

Kerry said...

How could the receiver of this card NOT have a HAPPY DAY?! This is divine!