Irresistibly Floral for My Darling

Irresistibly Floral for My Darling

Today’s card features a beautiful stamp from the Falling Flowers stamp set that I have shaded using Stampin’ Write Markers to give it added depth. Even though is it flat, it looks three dimensional! I have paired it with Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Clean and Bold Vintage Leaves

Clean and Simple (and Bold) Vintage Leaves

I love the look of a bold black and white design, with a splash of color. The striped pattern from Stampin’ Up!’s Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper is the perfect backdrop for a boldly colored shape, such as a leaf or two from the Vintage Leaf stamp set.

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Falling Flowers on Fancy Frost

Falling Flowers Stamps on Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper

I had no idea what I was going to make when I started this card. Sometimes creating without a plan can be exhilarating and freeing. I knew I wanted to create something with Falling Flowers, but I didn’t know what, so I made pieces: lots and lots of pieces. I stamped and die cut ten different colors of flowers and leaves, and only then started to think about what I was going to do with them all.

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Petals and Paisleys Double Z Fold Card

Petals and Paisleys Double Z Fold Card

I have been challenging myself to create more cards that break the mold of the “usual” card. This time I’m trying a square card shape with a double Z fold in it. There is a high return on investment with this type of card. It looks very fancy, but isn’t as difficult to make as you would expect.

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Irresistibly Floral Blended Background

Irresistibly Floral Blended Background

This card may look fancy and difficult to create, but it is actually really simple. Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper makes creating an embossed and blended background take only a few minutes most of which is trying to decide which colors to use!  Continue reading “Irresistibly Floral Blended Background”