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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