Apr 25 2017

SUO173 – Blooms and Wishes

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “Focus on Feminine”. My thoughts immediately went to florals…my go-to sets for the ladies!



I love the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.  It wasn’t one that I immediately had to have, but started seeing some beautiful cards done with it and it grew on me!  This is a CAS one layer and base card that looks so much more than it is!  Don’t you LOVE those type of cards?

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Daffodil Delight cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White that is washed with Soft Sky Ink and an AquaPainter to give a soft blue color in the background.
  • After dry, the large daisy flower was stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink with a Memento Black center and colored with Pumpkin Pie marker in the center.  The smaller flowers were stamped with Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo Inks.  Then the leaves with Old Olive Ink.
  • For You from the Blooms & Wishes set was stamped with Memento Black Ink.
  • Finally, a trio of Rhinestones in the background!


How is that for simple?  OK…make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!

Dec 15 2016

CCMC437 Blooms & Wishes

Another week has rolled by and it is Thursday again and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday challenge!  I used this week’s design to create a very CAS design on my card.  It took the longest to cut out the flower and leaves!




Here’s my card using the stamp set Blooms & Wishes.  Love that an “all occasion” stamp set can be converted into a Christmas theme just by apply colors, a Christmas greeting and DSP!




Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
  • On top is a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White.
  • Across the White is a 1/2″ strip of Presents & Pinecones Designer Paper (LOVE that stripe!).
  • Under the DSP is the greeting from Holly Berry Happiness (I also LOVE the greetings in this set!) stamped in Emerald Envy Ink.
  • The flower from Blooms & Wishes was stamped full strength with Real Red Ink, then turned slightly and stamped off again to give a fullness to the bloom.  It was hand-cut out.
  • The leaves are the same stamp image, inked with Emerald Envy and stamped, then hand-cut out the petals individually for the leaves.  They were adhered with Tombow Monoadhesive Glue to the back of the flowers.
  • In the center is a Metal Rimmed Pearl.
  • The flower was popped up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals!


Make sure you check out the rest of the Thursday Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they have done with the sketch this week!  Lots of great ideas for using this CAS design!  And…we just opened the December Mini Session featuring products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration brochures.  It’s not too late to join and get some ideas for your classes or personal use!