Sep 15 2014

Bloom with Hope

The hostess only set, Bloom with Hope, is perfect for using Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilities Markers.  Since they are alcohol based, they are easy to blend colors together.  I had this flower cut in the oval shape leftover from preparing for my Blends With Friends 101 class…learning the basics of coloring with Blendabilities.  We didn’t do this card in our last class, but I love the Crushed Curry combined with the Back to Black Designer Paper!  Hmmm, maybe I’ll do this layout for this month’s class with the new colors we’ll be using!


Bloom with Hope

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  • I added a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Back to Black Designer Paper down the front.
  • I stamped the Bloom with Hope image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White, then colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities Marker sets.  I cut out the shape with the Oval Framelits and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped Celebrate from the HOSTESS SPECIAL set called, Good Greetings, on Crushed Curry and cut the end diagonally.  Host a qualifiying class or order to get this set FREE!  Ask me for more details!
  • Finally, I tied Linen Thread thru the Gold Button and tied a bow, then added it to the front with Mini Glue Dots.  Then added a few Gold Sequins in the background for some added bling.


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2 People have left comments on this post

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:09:46
Adair said:

Your card is so pretty, Connie!

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:09:21
Carol Carriveau said:

This is super gorgeous….I need to send a Thank You card to some people and yellow was the color theme that I need…thank you for the fabulous inspiration Connie!