Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Field Flowers" Class Project

When I first opened the new SU catalog this year, the new set, "Field Flowers" was at the very top of my wish list.  It is a 2-step-stampin' set which means, you first stamp the more solid flower image in a light colored ink, then stamp the outline flower image in a darker ink directly on top -- giving such a great dimension to your flower.  Of course, with the new clear-mount stamps, it makes it SOO much easier to get them lined up just perfectly WITHOUT having to use a stamp-a-ma-jig.  Anyways, this is a card we did at my New Catalog Open House back in July.  Also featured here is the new Lace Ribbon punch.  This punch is very detailed, and takes a bit of Umph to push it down.  I find it works best if I set it on my desk top, and then stand up to punch it.  The results are so stunning, though, it is well worth the effort!

The colors used here, are Pool Party and Island Indigo -- two new In Colors released this year.  I love how well they go together.  The stems are stamped in Wild Wasabi.  Of course, for that extra special bling, I added some Basic Rhinestones to the lower right corner, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flower centers (using the 2-way glue pen to adhere it). 
The background of the card is stamped with the French Filigree background stamp in Pool Party ink.  We also used the color spritzer tool and a Wild Wasabi marker to make the speckled background.  This tool takes a bit of practice to get the exact look you're going for -- try moving the marker slightly up or down to get a varied concentration of "speckles".
As always, Happy Stamping!

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