Sunday, June 10, 2012

Freshly Made Blossoms

Having some fun with my new toys!  This time I am using some DSP that I received at Convention, and the matching Bright Blossoms stamp set that is available in our current Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue.  I wasn't initially going to get this stamp set, but have slowly been falling in love with it seeing the beautiful creations made with it by other crafters, then with the new DSP in my hot little had I knew I just had to order it!

I am entering this card in two challenges, Freshly Made Sketches and Colour Q Challenge.  The thing I like about Bright Blossoms is that it is challenging me to use a brighter palette of colours, and the Colour Q Challenge is just the start!

I kept to the challenge but decided against using ribbon, instead I used my Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, but didn't punch right the way to the edge. This let me slip the polka dot piece of DSP underneath. Instead of a bow I used a 3/4" circle punched out of Lucky Limeade with an In-Colour brad through the centre.  As a first attempt I was pretty happy with the finished product but had a feeling that it needed a little something else, so I decided to sleep on it.

After a good night's sleep I woke with a couple of ideas, firstly I carefully removed the top layer of the card and stamped one of the images from the Bright Blossoms stamp set over the base card with Lucky Limeade ink.  I re-adhered the DSP layers back onto the card, and then added a couple of little tags from the Tiny Tags stamp set and matching Jewellery Tag Punch.  Isn't it funny how a couple of little additions can give a project a lift!

Happy Stamping


  1. Sweet card, Monique! So happy to have you join in the fun this week at the ColourQ.

  2. Nice take on the sketch. The flowers are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

  3. These vases are such fun! Cute flowers!

  4. What a cute card! I love this stamp set! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. New toys are so much fun to play with! I love your bright colors on this card. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

  6. Both versions are wonderful and I love what happens when you "step it up"! What a great use of this fun set. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Hey Monique,
    Great job with your new goodies and the sketch. The bright colours make me happy! Just love them! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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