May 04 2011

Flower Fest again!

OK, I'm slightly obsessed with Stampin' Up!'s Flower Fest stamp set.  And, to be honest, it really was my least favorite one in the Summer Mini catalog at first!  Now that I've played with it…I really am enjoying how quickly (most!) cards come together with it!

 

I loved the SCS Color Challenge on yesterday's card, so I pulled out those same colors again today.  Sadly, I'm in need of a couple Sympathy cards for a dear friend and one for my husband's co-worker.

 

 

I started with the base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I layered on Very Vanilla that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet Impressions Folder (it has been a LONG time since I've used that folder!)  I added a strip of Love Letter Designer Paper in the houndstooth pattern.  I wrapped around the double-bow Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (yes!  It is still available to order!)   I stamped the large flower in Basic Black on Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then punched with the Fancy Flower Punch.  I stamped the center again on Very Vanilla and cut it out, then placed a Black Flower Brad in the center with a Rhinestone Jewel.  I stamped "Please Know that I Care" from Thoughts and Prayers stamp set on Very Vanilla and punched with the Large Oval, then layered it on a Basic Black Scallop Oval punch.  Finally, I added two leaves from Flower Fest stamped with Basic Black on Old Olive and cut out.

 

I think it makes a very elegant card suitable for a sympathy card.

 

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One Person has left comments on this post

May 5, 2011 - 03:05:24
Carol Carriveau said:

This is a very pretty card, Connie – the color combo is so rich looking. TFS!