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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Botannical Bliss

I asked May if we could celebrate May's flowers and the challenge this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is botanical bliss. Pull out your flower stamps and join in the challenge this week!

I had fun with some new stencils and embossing paste!  I laid the stencil on white cardstock and put embossing paste onto the white cardstock.  I let that dry.  After it dried I added the sentiment in he top right corner.

I put the stencil back on and sponged the surface with purple dye ink to add a hint of color. 

I hen decided I wanted to add some dew drops on my background with a hint of sparkle.  I sprtized the surface with goosebumps and while it was wet I sprinkled the ultra fine crystal glitter over the surface. I was really pleased with how it turned out.  Click on the photo to see a close up of  the dew.

The butterflies were stamped on vellum using archival ink which I heated up to set the ink. I then cut them out. I sponged over the butterfly with Versamark. I then heat embossed with shimmery embossing powder.

For my second card I used the embossing paste and the same stencil

After I embossed the flowers. I let the embossing paste dry.  I then stamped a series of flowers. 

After I colored them with watercolor pencils.  I sponged blue on the embossing paste.  I tried to stamp a sentiment in the top right and it ended up crooked.  ARGH!  I decided I loved what I had already done so I decided to cut out the corner following the lines of the flowers.

After I cut this out I sponged the blue over the inside of the card.  I heat set the blue dye ink before I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I stamped the bee and colored and cut it out.

Products: Penny Black - Promenade Stencil Impression Obsession - In a Garden. Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste,    Versamark Watermark Ink, Stampendous White Embossing Powder, Wendy  Vecchi The Beauty,    Ranger Distress Ink - Salty OceanMemento - Sweet PlumGoose Bumps, Stampendous ButterfliesRanger Archival Ink - Potting SoilClear Embossing Powder

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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz







18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, love the textured background and your beautiful butterflies, Cathy x

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  2. fabulous. Your cards are simply amazing.

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  3. Wow.. both cards are gorgeous, Suzz. I love the beautiful glitter on the first card and your perfect coloring on the second one. Wonderful! :)

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  4. Suzz...your botanical cards are both so lovely. I love the softness of the first card and the boldness of the second one! That cutout area looks very cool, exposing the deep blue background. Very striking. And I love how you've used the embossing paste and same stencil on both cards. It looks so different! <3 Candy

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  5. Gorgeous cards,Suzz! Love them both. They are so different, but are really botanical! Hugs, Sandra

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  6. Love both cards, but especially the one you had to fix. I love the cut out and think that makes the card! I do feel a kinship with you for this happens to me a lot. Now I know how to create something better from my mistake. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. wonderful cards!! absolutely gorgeous!! =)

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  8. I couldn't love the butterfly card more--gorgeous softness!

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  9. Beautiful cards Suzanne! I especially love the soft color palette and all the shimmery goodness on the first! Thanks for the fun challenge :)

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  10. These are absolutely beautiful!
    I adore what you've done with that paste. So pretty and romantic! And that butterfly is a true work of art. So pretty!

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  11. These are beautiful Sue!! What a great technique you used on the first one with the dew drop idea. Love the colours, butterflies and sentiments.

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  12. As always great cards! Love the techniques that you've used and color palette , always original! BArbarayaya

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  13. As always, these cards are just beautiful Suzz but I adore the first card...it's just so elegant and sophisticated! Gorgeous work... :)

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  14. Two superb cards! Love the glitter on the first one. Jenny x

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  15. Whoa, Suzz, I just saw that top card on the SSS blog and it was ME who got goosebumps! It's phenomenal!!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Oh wow Sue, these are wonderful. I absolutely adore the first card. It's very chic and elegant! The second one is beautiful too and I think your wonky stamping (don't you just hate it when that happens) was a very happy accident because the cut out corner has created an extremely unusual card. Beautiful colouring of those flowers too.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  17. Both of these cards are so delightful in their own ways! I love the subtle romantic vibe of the first one and I adore the energy and POW of the second one! No matter what you create, you are always consistent with your amazing attention to detail and the creative vision you have. I also really like both of the quotes you included.

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