Thursday, 30 June 2016

Sweet Sugarplum Falling Flowers

Hello, Crafters.

What a great month June has been for me! Stampin' Up! have been running a special promotion for new demonstrators. The offer is to choose an extra two stamp sets for their starter kit - this is as well as the regular £130 worth of free products they can choose. As a result of this promotion, I've recruited eight new demonstrators to my team who recognise an excellent deal when see one. 

Today's the last day for this promotion, so if you'd like to take advantage of it, please email me at This offer is available in all Stampin' Up! markets. If you're outside of Europe, please contact your demonstrator for more details. ☺

To create today's card, I've used the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and the May Flowers Framelits Dies. I started with a Whisper White Cardstock base, with a layer of Sweet Sugarplum and a top layer of Whisper White.

I used Wild Wasabi Ink to stamp the large swirly stamp one way up and then I turned it 180° to stamp it facing the first image. I squeezed some Wild Wasabi Ink into the lid and used my Blender Pen to colour the leaves very lightly. 

Then I stamped six images of the small pom-pom flower in Sweet Sugarplum Ink onto a piece of Whisper White. I used the Basic Black Archival Ink to stamp the multi-petal flower  onto another piece of Whisper White. 

Again, using my Blender Pen and Sweet Sugarplum Ink that I'd squeezed into the lid, I painted the flower. For the centre I used my Daffodil Delight Marker Pen. 

Using the appropriate dies from the May Flower Framelits Dies, I die cut all seven flowers and then painted them using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. When I painted the six pom-pom flowers, I went over each section a few times so the colour ran very slightly to give them a pink hue. 

Using one of the scalloped dies from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies, I die cut a circle in Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock to layer under the large flower. I used my white gel pen and put very small dots in each of the scallops.

I tried piercing inside the scallops with my paper piercer, but as I suspected, the area was far to small and it scrunched up the cardstock. I think the white dots look just as striking as paper piercing, so it's not a problem.

Using Sweet Sugarplum Ink, I stamped two sentiments from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set onto Whisper White. I layered them onto Sweet Sugarplum and, using Tombow, adhered one in the top right hand corner and the other in the bottom left hand corner.

Continuing with Tombow I adhered the top two layers of the card together and wrapped a piece of the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon around the centre and adhered it at the back with Fast Fuse. Then I adhered this to the card base using Tombow.

Using a pencil, I curled the petals of the large flower upwards slightly and adhered to the scalloped circle with Tombow, which I then adhered to the card base using Dimensionals. I also curled the small flowers slightly and adhered them onto of the round bud-like circles on the swirly image. The final step was to add Pearls to the centres of all the flowers!
I think that's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting. ☺



  1. gorgeous card Jan. beautiful design.

    1. Thanks, Pearl. Sweet Sugarplum is definitely my favourite out of the new colours! I love it!! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.