Grateful Blooms

By Taheerah | 13th March 2010 | 9 Comments

Hey everyone!
Well, I took one day off blogging yesterday but I’m back today with another card to share!
While I’m still waiting for Year of Flowers: Violets to arrive I’ve been trying to tide myself over by using In Bloom a lot more! I’ve really been enjoying ‘getting to know’ this set in all new, different ways and I’ve been finding that it’s a lot more versatile than I’d originally thought!
After all my CAS cards of late I wanted to go back to my normal sort of style and mix up my stamp sets and colour combos for something fun! I decided to try and use some colours/combos I wouldn’t usually use, and after playing around a little I came up with the following:
I have to say, I was pretty undecided on whether I like this card or not, but it is growing on me!
I started out with a piece of Orange Zest cardstock and stamped repeatedly with one of the stamps from Damask Designs. I used Lemon Tart as I wanted a subtle effect but didn’t want to use Versamark, I wanted something pale that would complement the orange. I held my breath as the ink dried as I wasn’t sure if it would show up! But that’s one of the greatest things about the pigment formulation of PTI’s inks – the ink dried to give the lovely pale effect I was after!
I trimmed my panel down then accompanied it with a piece of Rustic White cardstock cut with the small scalloped border die. I covered the join with some Lemon Tart twill tied in one of Dawn’s bows. This is the first time I’ve tied a bow and I have to say it is stiff and I found it harder to do. That said, once I’d fiddled with it I was happy with the result, and it holds its shape a lot better than the other ribbons, so I’m happy!

Next I stamped three of the blooms from In Bloom onto Raspberry Fizz cardstock. I used Smokey Shadow ink for a more subtle effect than black, but I think with hindsight I might have stuck with black even though I’m okay with how it turned out. I traced round the petals with some Martha Stewart glue (love the ultra fine nozzle on this!) then applied some Martha Stewart coarse crystal glitter. Once dry I adhered my blooms strategically using Pinflair Glue Gel.
I then stamped the sentiment from Signature Greetings using True Black ink then adhered the whole panel to the Ocean Tides card base using more Pinflair.
So what do you think? After all my CASness of late I found this to be like a breath of fresh air to make! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one, your comments always bring a smile to my face!

9 thoughts on “Grateful Blooms”

  1. OMG! If you are still undecided Taheerah, then mail that baby to me! I LOVE it. I'll put it in a frame and display it in my orange living room (that has touches of hot pink and tealish blue in it!)
    My fave part? The small bit of lemon yellow with that yummy twill ribbon. Just plain awesome.

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