The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
Song of Solomon 2:12
Recently I happened to pick up the stamp featured here On Sale. Flowers – specifically Sterling Roses – are ‘special’ to me. With the last name of ‘Blossom,’ it seems appropriate, wouldn’t you say?! This stamp caught my eye and I thought it would be fun to use it in a variety of ways. I’m sharing some of these with you here –
First, I made these 3 ‘any occasion’ cards. I cut the frame for them with my Cricut/SCAL2.
Then I made 2 other cards using a different frame cut with my Cricut/ SCAL2. The cardstock is light gray. The frames are black, and on the second one I inked it with silver, as well as the edges of the card. I stamped the first light lavender inset with Dusty Concord (Tim Holtz /Distress Ink), then without reapplying ink, I stamped the second inset – which made it fairly faint. I then stamped it with Silver (Color Box). I added gems (Recollections) on each of the frames. These will be used as Sympathy Cards, which I unfortunately need at this time for the families of friends who recently passed away.
I decided to experiment with the stamp, some inks and some Glimmer Mist sprays. Here are some of the combinations I came up with –
I stamped with Light Lavender ink (Studio G), sprinkled with Light Lavender embossing powder and heat embossed. Then I inked faintly with a slightly Darker Lavender ink.
I stamped with Fired Brick (TH/DI), then spritzed with Burgundy Glimmer Mist and then with Gold Mist.
I stamped with Tea Dye (TH/DI) and then with Dusty Concord (TH/DI). I spritzed with Deep Violet Glimmer Mist. NOTE: The spray ‘blotched’ more than I liked…so…I added a bouquet of mini-flowers with leaves made from brown-ish daisy petals and gem (Recollections) centers. ;-}
I stamped with Bronze (Color Box) ink, sprinkled with Bronze embossing powder, heat-set it, and then lightly inked it with Tea Dye and Crushed Olive (TH/DI).
I stamped with Dusty Concord (TH/DI), then spritzed with Deep Violet Glimmer Spray, then Silver.
I stamped with Fired Brick (TH/DI), spritzed with burgundy, then silver Glimmer Mists. I made a flower with 2 petals from a hyacinth blossom and added a pearl center. I made leaves from petals of another flower.
My flowers all come from the ‘$ Store.’ The gems are from Michaels – on sale. I’m quite a Thrifty Scrapper in all I do. How do You make beauty from very little - adding 'An Elegant Touch…' to all that You do?...