Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Flower Shop get well card

One of my team is currently out of action, following an operation. She is a big fan of flower cards, so I decided to climb out of my comfort zone and make her something pink, floral and pretty.

I stamped the background using Flower Shop, masking each image in turn (I missed one – can you spot it?). To do this, I punched the flower from a piece of scrap paper and used my Tombow as a temporary adhesive (just let it dry before using) to create a mask. I coloured them using Primrose Petals ink and blender pen.

I stamped and coloured a couple more flowers using Raspberry Ripple ink and blender pen – I wanted these to stand out more. I curled them slightly (bet they go flat in the post though) and stuck them on.

Here’s a secret: I stamped “Get Well Soon” at the top left but didn’t use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. So it was VERY wonky. But, as we all know, there are NO mistakes in rubber stamping, so I simply stamped it again and cut it out using the Bitty Banner framelits. She’ll never know!

This stamp set and punch bundle is proving REALLY popular. People love flower stamps, they love co-ordinating punches, so this one was sure to be a winner. To avoid frustration when using it for the first time, I strongly advise you to watch THIS video. 

In other news, time is running out to order my ribbon shares. More details in THIS post. The shares are an excellent way to build up your supplies without breaking the bank, so don't miss out!

Stamps: Flower Shop, Hopeful Thoughts
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals Core’dinations, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Bitty Banner framelits, blender pen


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