Flowering Blooms

To being with, let me just say that I bought a new iPhone.  I have always been an Android person.  I love how you can customize everything on an Android phone and frankly, it just worked well for me but my older phone was dying and I needed a new one.  I already have a MacBook (which I love) and Rob bought me an iPad a few years ago so I decided to try an iPhone.  Why am I telling you this?  Because I can’t figure out the camera settings.  My Android was so easy.  I just took a photo and the colors came out perfectly.  Not so much with the iPhone.  I guess I need to take a class on it or something so as I write this blog post, I know the colors on this card are not exactly correct.  Please bear with me while I try to figure out why.

Edited:  I watched a few videos.  I took a 100+ photos (so it seemed).  This photo is better than the original one I posted but still not quite right.  It is a work in progress!

In any case, I made this card using the stamp set called Flowering Blooms.  This stamp set is in the 2020/2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  It has a set of coordinating dies called Flowering Dies and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

I first stamped the image in Crumb Cake ink after stamping on a scrap piece of paper and then onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock without re-inking first.  I wanted to get the “no lines” coloring look and this worked pretty well.  Then I colored the flower using Petal Pink Stampin Blends in light and dark.  I colored the darker Crumb Cake line with the dark Blend and the blank sections with the light Blend.  I did the same thing with the leaves using Just Jade.  Then I adhered a piece of a Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back and cut it out using the coordinating die.  I love those Foam Adhesive Sheets.  They are like a huge Dimensional so the entire image is popped up on your card.  I tied a piece of Linen Thread around the stem before attaching it to another piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The Designer Series Paper I used is Plaid Tidings.  This DSP is retiring on January 4th so if you like it, you need to purchase it soon.  It is one of my favorite DSP packs (thanks to Jackie).

So wish me luck on figuring out this camera thing!  Hopefully the next photo will be better!

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Flowering Blooms

Good morning everyone.  Welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me.  Every other Friday we do a challenge with each other.  We choose the challenges ahead of time but we don’t show each other our creations which makes it fun for us too. Today’s challenge is “Sparkle & Shine”.

I decided to use the new Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper that is in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  This paper is absolutely gorgeous.  It has two sheets of six different background designs as well as some beautiful gold leaves and cut outs.

The colors I used for this card are Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black and of course, the beautiful gold background.  The stamp set I chose is called Forever Blooms.  I used a Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green Stampin Write Marker to color the rose and cut it out using the coordinating dies called Flowering Dies (and yes, you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle).  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink and then layered everything together.  I think the gold background of the laser cut paper just adds such elegance.

So now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made that is sparkly and shiny.  Maybe they used the same Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper I used or it could be Wink of Stella, Foil Sheets or embellishments.  Let’s go see!

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