Thursday, 7 August 2014

Flower Patch card

What is it about flowers?

I've been looking through the Annual Catalogue  and I have to admit that my wish list seems to be leaning heavily towards most of the new stamp sets that have flowers in them. I know I need to see some inspiration before I fall in love with some of the other sets, but honestly I do need to widen my horizons.

Staying on the flower theme, today's card was made using the Flower Patch Bundle (Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flower Flair Framelit Dies). Don't forget that by purchasing the bundle you save 15%.

It's taken me a little while to get my hands on this set as it has proved to be very popular. Now that I have it, you can expect to see a few more cards and things over the coming week or two.


I'm really taken with the Blackberry Bliss ink but not so much with what it does to my stamps. The Flower Patch stamp set is a Photopolymer set which means it is clear. This is great for two set stamping such as the leaves that I've stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow. The Blackberry Bliss does however have a habit of staining the stamps as you can see from the next picture.

 


Please be assured that the staining does not affect the stamp's ability to give a clear stamped image it's just that the stamp itself is no longer as pretty as a clear one. I just wanted to warn you that this will happen should you use this colour (Real Red is another colour that does this), but it's such a lovely colour that it can be forgiven for what it does to the stamps.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to make this card are:



Just in case you are wondering, I stamped the flower image three times. The bottom layer is the full flower, for the second layer I cut off the outer layer of petals and then layered the smaller flower directly over the bottom image and the top layer is just the middle part cut out. I rotated it a little to cover up a blemish on the middle image (we can't all be perfect and it's a handmade card so it's not going to be).

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