Does anyone know what flower this is? The stamp set is called Rare Blessings which suggests this is a rare flower!! I decided to fussy-cut the image after I’d painted it, so I could adhere it onto the Brick & Mortar embossed top layer, but fussy-cutting wasn’t a good idea. When I was thinking “adhering” I was planning on using Dimensionals but you can see from the stem, it would be almost impossible to get such skinny pieces of Dimensionals that would stay upright!
To die-cut the stem and the wisp I had to cut through the wisp where it joined the flower stem. Adhering the image to the top layer with Tombow had the extra benefit of being able to adhere the cut wisp back in place. The colours I’ve used for today’s card are Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover. I painted the image using our Stampin’ Blends, including Dark Daffodil Delight.
I coloured the stems by gently drawing down the stem with the tip end of my Stampin’ Blend. It would have been better if I’d used the Dark Call Me Clover Blend because after successfully coming down the stem once without much of a wobble, I wasn’t prepared to try it again to get a darker green! LOL! I used the Light Call Me Clover Blend on all the leaves, that added some Dark on the highlighted areas, and then I went back with the light to blend the colours together.
I started on the flower centres using Dark Daffodil Delight – I don’t know if this is correct because I don’t know what the flower is! Next, I went all over the flowers using the Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick. I shaded the inside of the flowers with the Dark Blend and blended them in using the light Blend. This worked really well and has made the flowers look quite 3D! Do you agree?
I chose the BIRTHDAY WISHES sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays and stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. When I punched the sentiment out using the Classic Label Punch, I also punched a label using a scrap of Lovely Lipstick CS. I added a piece at each end so they didn’t disappear against the Whisper White CS backing.
After I had adhered the sentiment using Dimensionals, I wasn’t sure what to use to finish off my card. At first, I thought about the Lovely Lipstick or Call Me Clover 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon but decided a bow wouldn’t work! Eventually, I chose three Rhinestones in a vertical line in the bottom left-hand side. My first choice would have been using Wink of Stella Clear Glitter, but it had been quite dry and I was too heavy-handed when I squeezed the tube to bring glitter down into the barrel!
To finish my card I stamped the single flower image in the stamp in the bottom right-hand corner of the top Whisper White CS layer. I coloured the image using the same light and dark blends I’d used for the main lower image on the front of my card. I adhered the top Whisper White layer onto a layer of Lovely Lipstick CS and then adhered it inside the card.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Europe & South Pacific (A4) Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8” First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: North America (Letter-size) Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼” First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼” Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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