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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Stampendous & May Arts

All week long the Stampendous team is hopping with the May Arts team.  We have paired up to provide lots of wonderful inspiration.  You can go to the Stampendous Blog or the May Arts Blog to find out who is hopping everyday!  There are prizes too!  Visit all the blogs every day and leave comments  We'll choose a random blogger each day to pick a random winner!

Onto my project:
I used the gorgeous Stampendous Jumbo Cling Amaryllis stamp to create a wreath of flowers.  The flowers on the Amaryllis are already in an arch. I stamped them three times on white cardstock using black water resistant ink.  I colored them using STAETDLER Karat Aquarelle watercolor pencils and waterbrush.  I cut them out using my detail scissors and cutting some of the petals out.  I used the cut out petal  for depth and to entwine the beautiful May Arts Gold Net RA02 throughout my wreath.

The background is stamped using the beautiful Christmas Background in Ranger Archival Coffee ink and distressed with brown dye ink and a distressing tool.  I mounted it on a coordinating brown card base. I added a hint of Stampendous Crushed Glass Glitter to the center of the flowers.


 Don't forget to hop along to see all the wonderful inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz

34 comments:

  1. Sue,
    This is exquisite! I love the idea of piecing toether a wreath with stamps. The gold net and glass glitter are the perfect embellishments.

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  2. Suz, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the way you've woven the ribbon through the wreath!

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  3. So beautiful Sue, love the pinks!

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  4. Your wreath is just fabulous, Suzz - the gold mesh threading through those brilliant fussy-cut blooms is perfection!
    Alison x

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  5. So pretty! I like how you made a wreath with these flowers and the gold net is the perfect touch.

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  6. Wow! Super elegant. Love the use of the netting!

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  7. Wowsers! What a gorgeous wreath, Suzz! The netting looks amazing!

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  8. A stunning creation, worth all the cutting out, looks brilliant and weaving the gold net is a perfect finish for your wreath x thanks for inspiration x

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  9. This card is beautiful. What a great idea to stamp the flowers and cut them out and put them together will try this. The gold netting makes the card. Love what you did with it.

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  10. Beautiful stamping, and cutting and the gold net throughout adds so much great texture!

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  11. Wow, what a beautiful wreath with that gorgeous amaryllis flower, love how you added the net around, such a festive feel to it!!

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  12. Fabulous project and lovely ribbon!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Lovely! Your layers look fantastic and the mesh gives them even more depth!

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  14. Wow! This is lovely! Adding depth by cutting out some of the petals is a great idea!

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  15. wow!! this is amazing Suzz! love how you woven the ribbon around the image ..totally sophisticated and elegant pc of art!

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  16. I just love the whole look of the card. The ribbon interwoven with the stamped flowers is beautiful. So very pretty!!!

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  17. Beautiful Christmas wreath you created with the Amarylis! Love how you added the weaved in netting. Beautiful coloring!

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  18. This card is gorgeous. You my friend are so talented..

    Hugs~

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  19. Gorgeous card! I love the wreath you formed with the flowers and the use of the gold netting. Very elegant!
    DeniseB

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  20. Absolutely stunning! What an incredible idea to make this beautiful wreath from the Amaryllis! Great job, as always! Thanks for playing along with our products this week!

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  21. Such a beautiful card. I love what you did with the gold net. Itreally makes it look like a wreath.

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  22. Love the amaryllis. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  23. How big is the card because those jumbo stamps are huge! No matter, it is still beautiful. The added ribbon makes me want to hang it somewhere, maybe at work.

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  24. The net looks so natural on your wreath. TFS

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  25. That must have taken you FOREVER!! It was worth it, though!

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  26. Really need to get this Amaryllus stamp!! Your wreath is to die for!!

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  27. Gorgeous card Suzz. What a beautiful colourings

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  28. This is so beautiful. I love how you intertwined that gorgeous gold ribbon with the purple amaryllis flowers. I'm looking forward to being on the Stampendous team with you.

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  29. you used the watercolor pencils beautifully on the stamped images. really like the colors, they go well together for the card. thanks for sharing.

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  30. This is amazing! You did an excellent job cutting it out and I love the watercolor--just took my breath away! Wish I was that good with a scissors!

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