Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop: Anything Flowers

Happy Thursday, it’s time for this months Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration blog hop and the design team has decided to give Mother Nature a helping hand for the arrival of spring so we decided to focus on flowers this month!  Stampin’ Up! is seriously in love with flowers and we have so many different products to satisfy our flower lovers needs so there is a large variety of projects being shared in this months blog hop which is great.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog!  we are always excited to hear from our followers!  you should have left stop number 3 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - (Wendy at Luvin' Stampin').  If so you are in the right spot.  If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below. 

I decided to make a fun card showing lots of different textures and elements using the Mixed Bunch stamp set (an oldie but goodie!!)  I started with a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock and then I added a piece of bark printed paper from the Adventure Abounds Designer Series Paper Stack (I love the realistic prints that are in this paper stack that really help provide a great nature feel to projects!).  I decided to stamp my greeting directly on the DSP using the Big on You stamp set and Black Memento Ink (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this ink!!!!) and it shows up great.
For the flower I stamped it using the Mixed Bunch stamp set on Whisper White cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink before punching it out with the coordinating Blossom Punch.  Next I took my Paper Snips and cut two slits half way down on each of the petals and then used the Bone Folder to “fluff” up the petals and really add some dimension.  Next I punched a circle out of Basic Black cardstock using the ¾” Circle Punch and then used the Paper Snips to cut lots of little slits along the edge of the circle and “fluffed” it as well to mimic the fuzzy center of a flower.  The final touch was to add a Calypso Coral Button from the SAB Best Day Ever Accessory Pack and tied a bow in the center using Basic Black Baker’s Twine.
The mixture of the flower with the bark print has such a fun effect and really helps me think of spring in the forest, so fun!  It’s also great to go back and use some of the older stamps that we sometimes neglect in all of the fun with new releases.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s projects:

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Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Kathy's’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.
Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Jennifer C. at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  2. Jenny G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  3. Wendy at Luvin' Stampin'
  4. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  5. Kathy at Katrina P's Creative Corner
  6. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  7. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  8. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  9. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  10. Carrie at Carrie Stamps

Enjoy and have a great day,

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  1. You just inspired me to pull out two things I haven't used in awhile, that stamp set and that DSP stack with this fabulous card! Love it!

  2. Awesome card, love the sunflower stamp paired with the woodgrain paper. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love this!!!! Great combination with the DSP and flower!!

  4. I love this card. So subtle and yet packs such a punch. Beautiful.

  5. COOL card. I really need to break out that stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration!


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