Feb 11 2011

Stamping 411 – Build A Blossom

It's time again for Stamping 411 sketch challenge!  I really enjoyed working with this week's sketch, and my card came together pretty quickly.  Of course, part of the reason it came together quickly is because I already had "starts"…you know…those half finished pieces laying on your desk that you didn't use on another project!  lol! 

So here is the sketch!



And here is my card using Stampin' Up!'s Build a Blossom!  I had the flower already started from another project.  I used the Rock n Roll technique on the petals.  I stamped them in Baja Breeze and then rolled the edges with Not Quite Navy.  I punched it with the new Blossoms Petals punch.  Then I used Frost Shimmer Paint with a sponge dauber on top to really make it shimmer!  I wish you could see how shimmery it is in real life!  I added an Old Olive center, then the Vintage Flower Adornment rose in the center!   These are really nice!



The base of the card is Not Quite Navy.  I layered on Baja Breeze cardstock.  I used some Springtime Vintage Designer Paper (it was already cut and ready to go!) and layered it on Old Olive cardstock.  I wrapped around Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and tied a knot.  I curled the Build a Blossom flower backwards and then placed it with double Stampin' Dimensionals on another piece of Old Olive cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.


Finally I stamped "So Many Candles, so Little Cake" from Bring on the Cake stamp set in Not Quite Navy on Very Vanilla, then punched it with the Wide Oval punch.  I layered it on the Decorative Label punch from Not Quite Navy cardstock and placed it on the Old Olive with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators have done this week!  I'm sure they will be fabulous!

12 People have left comments on this post

Feb 11, 2011 - 09:02:53

Oh my.. This is vintage sweet!  I love what you've done with the punch, and how the rose in the middle compliments your satin ribbon.. Sweet card!

Feb 11, 2011 - 10:02:43

Such a beautiful card Connie! I love your flower – I have GOT to get out that punch and stamp set and use it!

Feb 11, 2011 - 10:02:46

Such a classic card, Connie — so very beautiful! From the beautiful colors you choose to the rose as the flower center, I love everything about this! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Gretchen

Feb 12, 2011 - 01:02:31
Patrice H said:

I thought this was such a great card. Lovely!

Feb 12, 2011 - 09:02:33
Kerin said:

Connie I love this! I don't know why, but I've struggled to use any other petals besides the giant one…you certainly gave me some inspiration to try the others again!!

Feb 13, 2011 - 10:02:14
Patti Chesky said:

So pretty Connie!  I can only imagine how shimmery this is in person!!

Feb 14, 2011 - 04:02:17

Connie–I LOVE that you put one of the great flower adornments in the center of your flower–it really makes this card POP!
Happy Valentine's Day, Nola

Feb 14, 2011 - 07:02:15
Lisa Hensley said:

so soft and pretty — I love how you did the flower within the flower!

Feb 15, 2011 - 04:02:45
Lee said:

Wow Connie, This is so lovely and I love the center of the flower. Great idea.

Feb 18, 2011 - 01:02:47
basslady said:

a brilliant card! wonderful colours…and the flower is fantastic!
hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Feb 18, 2011 - 11:02:57

BEAUTIFUL Connie!!! I would love to see this card in my mailbox on my birthday!!!

Feb 19, 2011 - 03:02:32

I love your soft color scheme and your flower with the rose center