Simon Says Stamp's Spring Flowers 4
Hello everyone! Today's card features a gorgeous, floral stamp set, Spring Flowers 4, by Simon Says Stamp. As the name suggests, there are three other Spring Flowers stamp sets and they all work beautifully together. If you have a tendency to collect like me, you will need all of them! Kidding!!! Am I?!
To begin this card, I die cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock using the largest plain die from Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Stitched Rectangle Essentials set. This panel was covered with a thin layer of Poppy Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Another panel was die cut in the heavy card stock with Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Braided Circles Panel to use as a stencil while the other panel was drying. The pink panel was centred and tacked down with Post It Tape to the back of the stencil. Russian White Nuvo Crackle Mousse was applied and left to dry. The panel was weighted down after it dried to flatten it out. This panel was mounted on white sheet foam and adhered to matte gold card stock that had been die cut with the largest stitched rectangle from Pinkfresh Studio's Slim Stitched Rectangle set. The layered panels were mounted on a Neenah 110lb card base that measured 4" by 9".
The flowers were stamped on Canson water colour paper with Versamark ink and embossed with WOW! Gold Rich Embossing Powder. The blooms were water coloured with Lukas paints. White metallic paint from Gansai Tambi's Starry Colors was used to add highlights to the petals. Several Simon Says Stamp's Cottage Stems (retired) were die cut on matte gold card stock. The flower bud and stems and leaves were trimmed off the die cuts. The words, LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH, were embossed on card stock three times, trimmed and mounted on sheet foam. After laying out the elements, the words were adhered to the panel. The flowers were attached with foam squares and the die cuts were tucked under the flowers. The card was finished off with a few embellishments using Love Potion Nuvo Dream Drops.
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