Simon Says Stamp Summer Flowers

 

 

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Well, whaddya know?  It’s Saturday and I’m still in my jammies!  The sun is shining here in Vermont but it’s cold and windy; a great day to be in my stamp room!  I had Simon Says Stamp‘s Summer Flowers set out to make my tropical flower card and decided to use just the leaf stamp!  It’s funny how I’ll start a card with NO idea where it’s going, and each step brings me closer to something great!  I began by stamping the leaf all over a piece of Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper (cut to A2 size) using gold pigment ink and then heat embossed with gold powder.  I knew I’d be using a bright green for the leaves, so just spontaneously grabbed one of my darkest blue Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and began to lightly lay down color between a few of the images.  I moved the color with a water brush, doing small sections at a time and love how the color is almost dimensional!

 

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I then colored the leaves, using three shades of green and when it was dry, I spattered some gold craft paint onto it.  I adhered the panel to a white layer, then the green card base.  Using my trusty Gina Marie Stitched Oval dies, I cut a smallish oval, another slightly larger in green, and stamped the sentiment in gold.  I sponged dark blue ink around the edges, attached the ovals together then cut another oval from fun foam to mount it up.  Finally, I added an extra leaf with foam tape.  I think the green really pops against that dark background, don’t you?  🙂

 

 

 

 

8 Replies to “Simon Says Stamp Summer Flowers”

  1. Yay!!! I’m am so thrilled for you! Will you post your blog link in Stamping Life! Thanks and congrats on your New Blog!!!

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  2. It’s so wonderful to see you in this location, Alison! I’ve posted all these cards before on our Facebook group, but if you have the time, perhaps you’ll enjoy them again here! 🙂

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  3. Sharon….this is exciting! Now I can learn in greater detail how you create those fabulous cards…. Congratulations on the blog.

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  4. Hi Barbara! Thank you, it is VERY exciting! Be sure to follow me here, and you’ll get all the details on every card I post! I hope it’s a help to you! 🙂 ❤

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