Hi Stampers, I’m sorry I’ve been MIA this week.  It’s been a ROUGH one! I am pushing myself to get back into it and am starting easy with a Pals Paper Arts color challenge.  They gave us these three colors to work with: 

At first I was thrown a little by the color combo, but I got it to work and this is the card I came up with:

I started out with an Island Indigo card base (5.5″ x 8.5″ scored and folded in half, making it 5.5″ x 4.25″).  I then used a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the two outer flowers.  The stamp set used is Stippled Blossoms and is a “two step stamping set”, meaning that it’s stamped in two parts.  The base of the flower was stamped first in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and a second stamp also using Crisp Cantaloupe ink.

Stampin’ Tip:  To get the perfect placement of the details on top of the base image, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  It allowed me to get the perfect alignment. (see video below)

Stampin’ Tip: I then used stamped the flower onto a post it note and cut it out and laid that post it note flower on top of my actual image and then stamped the leaves (again in two steps – base and details), this makes the leaves appear as if they are coming from behind the flower.

The top flower was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out with the paper snips and adhered to the card using Stampin’ dimensionals.  

Stampin’ Tip: To add a little sparkle and add to the detail, I used a two way glue pen and added some dazzling diamond glitter over the top.  To make the glitter easier to work with I keep it in a square plastic container (one of my old clam shell type stamp containers), I keep a spoon inside the container to help to place some dazzling diamonds glitter over the glue and then tap off the excess back into the square plastic container.

Have a stampin’ good day!
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