Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Favorites!

If I had to get rid of all my stamps except one, Build a Blossom (121994) would be the one I kept!  Of course, that is if I could also keep the matching Blossom Petals Punch  (121808).  These two products let you make the most beautiful three-dimensional flowers easy as pie! (Actually, easier as I can't make pie!)

So versatile, small, medium or large; single or multi-layered; and stamped on colored or Whisper White card stock.  Each combination creates another beautiful flower. 

 This flower was made by stamping the leaf stamp in Not Quite Navy ink (103008) on Not Quite Navy card stock (101722).  This is the quickest way because you only ink one stamp.  Simply cut a strip of card stock about 1.5 inches wide and stamp seven times; remember to leave enough room between the petals so they don't get eaten by another part of the punch.  Place a few drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) on a small scrap of card stock and adhere the petals in a circle.  Stamp a center in a complimentary color; punch it out and adhere with the glue.

This flower is quite large; it is almost the size of a standard card and it makes a big impression.  It was made with the largest petal stamp in More Mustard ink and card stock (103162 / 100946) with an Early Espresso (119670 / 119686) center piece and Old Olive leaves (102277 / 100702).

This flower was stamped on Whisper White card stock (100730) and used two stamps.  The bottom stamp gives the shape and should be stamped in either a lighter color or stamped off once before making the petal.  The second stamp gives all the detail and needs to be darker.  The two layers of this flower add more dimension and a button finishes off the center perfectly.

If you agree with me and just can't live without this wonderful stamp set & punch duo; it can be yours in about a week.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty cards- I went to a workshop last PM- this was a display card- in blue and it was beautiful!