WOW ... here it is FRIDAY once again and today's challenge over on Sharon Johnson's blog (ssnotime89) is to pull out your favorite flower stamp and make a beautiful floral creation. You can use images, primas, stickers or other flowery items! For the official details, click on over to Sharon's BLOG. Be sure to check out all the fragrant creations from the rest of the Stamp Simply crew! Barbara, May Guest Designer, Julie, Janine, Jennifer, AJ, Becky, Tammy and Deb!
The first trees that bloom around my house in the spring are the lovely Crab Apple trees. I have one that is 3-4 years old and one that is over 100 years old. They are so lovely and smell so good when I'm cutting the grass around and under them ... mmm, I can smell those lovely apple blossoms now!!
So, for my card today I've chosen to use the (retired) Stampin' Up Toile Blossoms stamps. My base card is Garden Green and for my background panel, I've used a piece of Elegant Eggplant and stamped the individual blossom stamp with Versamark and embossed using Silver Pearls embossing powder. My main image was stamped onto Whisper White then stamped a couple more times onto a scrap of Daisy D's designer paper. I've cut out the blossoms from the designer paper and popped them up onto the main image for color & dimension. The leaves were simply colored with the SU watercolor green pencil and blended with their blender pen. I've used a lavendar ZIG marker for the little dots around the edge of my Nestabilities labels four panel and mauve Stickles for the flower centers. The sentiment is by Staming Sensations.com ... was stamped using Elegant Eggplant, embossed then cut with the Nestabilities oval diecut. I used Eggplant Envy and a sponge to do the highlighting around the sentiment and two Making Memories green brads as an accent. I got to use my new BOW EASY tool that I purchased through Sharon's Store to make my ribbon treatment (I need a little practice) and I really like how it looks. What a really neat tool ... if you are not familiar with what I'm referring to, that gives you a 2nd reason to pop on over to Sharon's blog.
Have a wonderful day and weekend!!! Hard to believe that JUNE is right around the corner! Where is the time going??? Happy Stamping everyone!! Thanks for stopping!