Sunday, April 21, 2013

RemARKable Best of 25th Anniversary Blog Tour: Best of Flowers

Hello, and welcome to the Best of Flowers blog tour!  Spring is in full-bloom here in Baltimore, and this stamp set is perfect for Spring-themed cards.  Here are the cards I have for you this month: 

My first card was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch 287.  When I cannot get my "mojo" going to create a card, this blog helps kick it into gear! 


Detail of flower and layers.  The 1 1/4" Circle Punch is perfect
for punching out the flower. 

Inside of card

This card features some Patio Party Designer Series Paper and Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, and Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the daisy image from the Best of Flowers stamp set in Midnight Muse ink, then punched it out with the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch.   A Midnight Muse dahlia is the perfect touch for the center of the flower.  I used the Feel Goods and Sweet Essentials stamp sets for the greetings. 
My second card is easy-peasy, quick and easy!  I stamped the flowers in Calypso Coral, then re-stamped the image slightly to the right without re-inking the stamp.  This 2nd generation image gives a feeling of depth to the image.  I used the Sweet Essentials stamp set again for the greeting.  The Chevron embossing folder gives the Whisper White panel some great texture and detail and I used Stampin' Dimensionals to "pop" the stamped image off the front of the card.   

Calypso Coral and Island Indigo make a great combination.

I like to stamp the inside of the card to coordinate
with the front of the card
My next two cards have a "vintage" feel which I just love.  Lots of sponging with Crumb Cake ink gives them an aged look.  I stamped the flowers with Early Espresso ink, then used So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, and Pretty In Pink Stampin' Write Markers to color them.  I used the Fancy Fan embossing folder and the Designer Frames embossing folder to give texture to this card.  The Ovals Framelits are perfect for cutting the correct size oval, then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Designer Frame embossing folder.  The sentiments are from The Love & Sympathy stamp set. 

My final card uses the hydrangea image from the Best of Flowers stamp set.  I used a Blender Pen to color the flower with Wisteria Wonder ink, the leaves with Garden Green ink, and the butterflies with So Saffron ink.  The butterflies are from the Collage Curios stamp set.  The image is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock and cut out with the Window Frames framelit.  I used the Paper Piercer and the Festive Paper Piercing Pack to add some detail to the edges, then I sponged them with Crumb Cake ink.  I attached the stamped layer onto a larger framelit cut-out with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some dimension.   

The Honeycomb Textured Impression Embossing Folder gives great
texture to the front of this card.

The inside sentiment is from the Word Play stamp set.

Detail of Vintage Brad, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Victoria
Crochet Trim, and First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper

I hope you have enjoyed my cards!  Now, it is time to visit Linda's blog:

1 comment:

  1. Great cards. The two vintage cards are my favorites.