Fifth Avenue Silk Flowers

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I’ve been trying to use as many retiring stamps as I can, and it’s a little sad.  Many were used so much when I first got them, and haven’t been touched in awhile.  Now that I’m digging them off the back of the shelf, I realize how much I’ll miss them.  On the other hand, Stampin’ Up! has published peeks of some of the new stamp sets for demonstrators to see, so I’m not too upset!

This is a birthday card for my aunt, and it uses the Fifth Avenue Floral set.

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Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral; Ink:  Jet Black StazOn; Garden Green, Blushing Bride classic; Daffodil Delight classic ink refill; Paper:  Garden Green, Whisper White, Blushing Bride card stock; Other:  Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, decorative label punch, wide oval punch, aqua painter, buttons – subtles, basic jewels – pearls, Dazzling Details, Blushing Bride stitched grosgrain ribbon; tissue paper

This is the “faux silk” technique.  I must be into “faux” stuff this week! Stamp the flowers on the tissue paper, crumple it up, then flatten it out again.  (You can also crumple first.  It’s up to you.)  Then color the flowers, let the tissue paper dry and glue it to card stock.  I used Blushing Bride card stock and glue stick.  It’s the easiest adhesive for this technique.  

As a final touch, I ran the flower layer through the Big Shot with the square lattice folder.  Add a ribbon, tag, button and some sparkle and you’re finished!

That’s it for today.  This is the “Big Weekend” for Winchester.  We have our Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.  I’m trying to stay away, but I do have a few “must-do” events, including a luncheon in the morning.  I should put “luncheon” in quotes, because it starts at 10:15.  Yowza.  I hope they have lots of coffee.

Thanks for stopping by!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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