Welcome to my stop on the hop! You've probably just come from Cindy's Blog, Heart's Delight Cards. Weren't her projects with Clearly for You just fabulous?? I am honored to be a part of this fabulous group today!! If you are just starting here, you can find links to all the blogs on the tour HERE at Stampin' Addicts. Stampin' Addicts is a great group for customers and demonstrators alike, so (after the Hop of course) click over there and check it out!
I am featuring the Bold Blossom set. It may not have been one of the first to catch your eye, but trust me, it has lots of potential!!! Note: a product listing for each card is at the bottom of the post, below the next blog link.
First up is this cheery card using all the elements from the set! I chose colors based on the Glimmer Brads Subtles set: Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Rose Red & Wild Wasabi. Card base is Marina Mist that I textured with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The Top Note was cut from Whisper White, then stamped with stems in Wild Wasabi and colored flowers. To "pop" the flowers, I stamped them a second time on a separate piece of Whisper White and punched them out using the 3/4" circle punch. To the punched flowers, I added a contrasting color Glimmer Brad. Then I attached over the original flowers with a dimensional. Three butterflies were stamped across the top. The edges of the Top Note were sponged around the bottom with Wild Wasabi and the top with Marina Mist. A Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon is across the bottom. The saying was stamped in Marina Mist, accented with a So Saffron butterfly, sponged with Perfect Plum and layered onto a So Saffron scallop oval.
Next up is this fun little square card. 4" square to be exact. The card base is Rich Razzleberry Textured card stock. The scallop circle is Daffodil Delight that was cut with the Big Shot then textured with the Perfect Polka Dots folder. In the center is a 2-1/2" circle punch of Whisper White. I stamped 6 of the flowers around the circle, in the same colors as the Brights Designer Buttons. I tied white thread through the buttons and attached over the flowers with a Mini Glue Dot. I tried mixing up the colors, but it didn't look near as good as color on color. In the center, I used only the "for" and "you" from the saying by inking with my marker and stamping with the stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement. The saying was punched with the 3/4" circle punch, layered on a Rich Razzleberry 1", and attached with a dimensional.
Our last card for today is one I tried to keep a little more simple. Card base is Concord Crush. Along the left side is a strip Pear Pizzazz DSP from the new Springtime Vintage pack. On the right side of the Concord I stamped several of the flowers in Concord. One stem and flower image were stamped on a panel of Very Vanilla. I used my marker again to add just the 'thank you'. In the center of the flower is a rhinestone. Three Peach Parfait butterflies accent the flower. The Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon is gathered at the bottom on Sticky Strip.
Lastly today, a fun 3D item! I cut a Mini Milk Carton with my Big Shot from Baja Breeze. I randomly stamped flowers all over it with Baja Breeze. I knotted a Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon around, clipped it shut with a Mini Library Clip, and attached So Saffron butterflies all around. Too fun!
I hope I've given you some great ideas with this set! Thanks for stopping by!! Continue on to Twila's Blog, Stamp a Little Longer and see what she's cooked up with Eat Chocolate by clicking below:
SU! Catalog Items Used:
Glimmer Flowers card: 122232 Bold Blossom Clear (123232 Wood) * 119682 Marina Mist Card Stock * 105118 So Saffron Card Stock * 100730 Whisper White Card Stock * 119668 Marina Mist Classic Ink * 101437 Perfect Plum Classic Ink * 105213 So Saffron Classic Ink * 101778 Rose Red Classic Ink * 109014 Wild Wasabi Classic Ink * 121004 Glimmer Brads Subtles * 121884 Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon * 101610 Stamping Sponges * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 119855 Large Oval Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 113463 Top Note Die * 117335 Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Button Flowers card: 122232 Bold Blossoms Clear (123232 Wood) * 121077 Brights Textured Card Stock * 119683 Daffodil Delight Card Stock * 100730 Whisper White Card Stock * 119747 Brights Designer Buttons * 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 120906 2-1/2" Circle Punch * 119873 3/4" Circle Punch * 119868 1" Circle Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 113469 Scallop Circle #2 Die
Concord Flower card: 122232 Bold Blossoms Clear (123232 Wood) * 119792 Concord Crush Card Stock * 119795 Pear Pizzazz Card Stock * 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock * 121782 Springtime Vintage DSP * 119783 Peach Parfait Classic Ink * 119784 Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink * 119785 Concord Crush Classic Ink * 119246 Basic Rhinestones * 122330 Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 104294 Sticky Strip
Milk Carton: 122232 Bold Blossoms Clear (123232 Wood) * 111352 Baja Breeze Card Stock * 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock * 111833 Baja Breeze Classic Ink * 105213 So Saffron Classic Ink * 109857 Mini Library Clips * 121884 Rose Red Seam Binding * 104294 Sticky Strip * 103686 Mini Glue Dots * 113439 Big Shot * 117310 Mini Mild Carton die