Happy Valentine’s Day to all my Stamping Friends and Family! This is the perfect opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate your friendship and loyalty as a customer. Thank you so much for reading my blog and selecting me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
You are amazingly, amazing! Ha, that brings me right to my inspiration for the day. I used the Painted Petals stamp set to make my card. This stamp set is available in all three stamp styles: photopolymer, clear mount and wood mount. However, I’m really, really glad that I got this one in photopolymer, and if you asked me, that’s what I’d recommend! There are lots of little pieces to this stamp set that need to be lined up, and it makes it so easy to do that with the see-through photopolymer stamps!
To make my background, I used the stamp with three lines. I didn’t need to use a ruler or anything to line up all these stamps. It was a snap to do it with photopolymer. In addition, it was easy to line up all the little flower pieces. This stamp set is really cool. It comes with all sorts of little branch pieces and different groups of flowers to make your own design. There’s no need to mask anything out.
To add a little interest to my card base, I used a Distress Tool along the card base edges.
My banner is from the Party Pennants BigZ L Die. When I stamped it, I really wanted the stamps to look watercolored. So after inking the stamps and before I stamped, I used an Aqua Painter to brush a little water over the rubber. I also wanted to use two colors of ink on my flowers. To do this, I inked my stamp with Crisp Cantaloupe, then before I stamped, I sponged Strawberry Slush ink around the edges of the flowers.
To really make my flowers pop, I stamped extra flowers, cut them out, and curled the edges with my fingers before adhering them with dimensionals.
I love sewing on my cards, so I just had to add a little stitching. Also, since I embossing the greeting in gold, I decided to add a little Gold Baker’s Twine to carry that color into my tassel.
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