Monday, July 2, 2012

Variations on a Theme...

 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 –

Sterling Rose

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?...


  1. i have a special fondness for roses as well. Your cards and tags are just beautiful! ;)

  2. Your cards are beautiful! You should consider selling them!

  3. Hey chickie, I passed a blog award on to you. See my post from June 25.


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