Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Best Wishes To You Flower Stem Card

I am always drawn to flower stamps and with this Woodware clear set I really liked how the sentiments form the flower stems.  There are 3 flowers in the set, the best wishes one I've used on this card, then there's a happy birthday plus a thank you.  I'm thinking a set of cards using all 3 would be a great idea, that's been added to my 'to do' list!

I used a favourite layout, it makes putting a card together so quick and easy!  After adhering the fishtail flag I punched a flower, sponged the edges, did some shaping and added a gem.  I stamped on Whisper White CS and coloured with Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade inks and a blender pen.  I stamped the flower head separately, cut it out and popped it up.  I added an olive gem to the flower centre and 3 more to the white panel.  

There are a couple of flower pots included in the stamp set and I thought I'd put a potted flower inside the card along with a sentiment.  I was chuffed to find that the pedestal from the SU! On a Pedestal set was the perfect size to stand the pot on!  I used punches for the element on the envelope flap.

Stamps: Woodware Three Flowers clear set, Hero Arts Fabulous Birthday, SU! On a Pedestal set
CS: PaperMania white A6 card blank, SU! Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Calypso Coral paper from In Color DSP stack
Ink: SU! Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral & Really Rust, Memento Tuxedo Black, blender pen
Tools: MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die, Woodware flower punches, SU! Boho Blossoms punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Perfect Layers
Embellishments & accessories: olive crystal gems, 3d foam pads



Creative M said...

Hi Ruth,I've seened the Flower Stem Sentiment all several cards and its beautiful!!!I think its the best stamp I have ever seened...Its unique and so lovely..anyone can appreciate this card...Especially that is a Bday card...I would..Its my Bday today....And yes I am going to eat lots of cake..no rules today....TFS

Mynnette said...

I think I may *need* that stamp set! This is amazing!!! LOVE the gorgeous colors and the fabulous layout--it's wonderful!!! :)