Saturday, 20 May 2017

Still Wild About Flowers

Hello, Crafters.

I seem to have become hooked on the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set!

Tomorrow I'm going to start playing with new products!! But for today, another play with Wild About Flowers!

Although I've always loved cornflowers, I also love the other two flower stamps in this set - does anybody know what flowers they are?


I started my card with a base of Shimmery White Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Sahara Sand CS and a top layer of Shimmery White CS. 

I stamped on the top layer using the flowery stamp from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set, using Sahara Sand Ink, stamped off once.
 
I normally die cut my circles before stamping but on this occasion I stamped first. 

I decided that, because I was using quite a small circle, it would be easier to make sure I had the flowers in the best position. 

I used Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and stems, Sky Blue for the Cornflowers, Blushing Bride for the second flowers and Sweet Sugarplum for the third flowers. 

I had chosen these colours as I was planning to use the butterfly design from the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) but that idea didn't work out! 

I die cut the circles using one of the circle dies from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. 

Then I layered them on a Sahara Sand CS scalloped circle that I'd die cut using one of the dies from the Layering Circle Framelits. 

I stamped the THANK YOU sentiment three times using Sahara Sand Ink on Shimmery White CS. 

The sentiment is from the Swan Lake Stamp Set. 
 
I punched the sentiments out using the Classic Label Punch but they were too long.

I put the right hand side of the punched sentiment back into the punch from the centre back and threaded the excess cardstock back in as far as I needed and punched again.

Inside the card I inserted a layer of Sahara Sand CS with a top layer of Shimmery White CS. 

I decorated the bottom of this layer using  the flowery stamp I'd used on the front of the card.

As this was going to be the only decoration on this sheet, I didn't stamp off as I did for the front of the card.

That's about it for today. I hope you have a great weekend and until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.     

6 comments:

  1. Again, a really LOVELY card, Jan. Like you, I'm a bit hung up on the cornflowers, but the one you have painted with the brightest pink looks like it could be a Buttercup, which we have in abundance here in the western Canadian provinces. The top right flower looks like a Scotch Thistle, but I'm sure there will be some gardeners out there who will have some better ideas than I. Love how you've stamped your background again, and just the fun way you've stamped and labelled the "thank you" three times! Anther very pretty card using another favourite stamp set of mine! TFS

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. We have different cornflowers! The blue flower is more like our cornflowers but now you say thistle, it looks like s thistle! I'm with you about the buttercups, though! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  2. Hi Jan. I live in the US and we always called the flowers Bachelors Buttons. They were usually blue so you got that right. I love your card designs and really enjoy your videos. Thanks!

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    1. Hi, Vicki. What a delightful name? I wonder where the name Bachelors Buttons comes from? Many thanks for you knid words about my cards and videos. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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  3. You are correct! The one I was calling a Scotch Thistle, is also the one that looks like cornflowers or Bachelor Buttons ... can be called both here and definitely a vibrant blue. Sorry about my confusion! 😑

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. No worries, I'm easily confused! LOL! I love the name Bachelor Buttons! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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