Yesterday, I posted a card using the Stampin’ Up! Bunch of Blossoms stamp set from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. You can see it here.
As I was putting it away, I realized it would be perfect for our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Team Challenge in April. Each month, local Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators meet and discuss Stampin’ Up! updates and business tips, do a make & take, and have a challenge – and snacks, of course. The challenge for the April meeting is to pick a stamp set and use all the stamps in the set on a project. The exception is if it has lots of sentiments; you only have to use one sentiment. Bunch of Blossoms is perfect for that challenge! Most of the images can be used on a single flower. How awesome is that?
Take a look. I used 21 out of 26 stamps!
The first thing I did was to punch a template from cardstock using the Blossom Builder Punch. Then I placed the template over the Whisper White Cardstock and stamped through the “holes.” I stamped the large and small petals with Berry Burst (for the detailed image), Berry Burst stamped off one time for the middle image, and Pink Pirouette for the larger “fill-in” image. The “star” part of the flower center is Basic Black for the outline, then Smoky Slate and Smoky Slate stamped off one time for the next two images. And the yellow center is Crushed Curry and So Saffron.
The smaller leaves were stamped in the template in Garden Green, Garden Green stamped off once, and Lemon Lime Twist. The larger leaves use the same colors, but I stamped them last on scraps (since they aren’t part of the punch). The stem is also Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist.
The only image left was the dotted image that would make a perfect flower center. I decided to use it as a background instead, so I stamped it repeatedly on the Colory Theory Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Garden Green.
Putting it Together
After stamping the background, I added a bit of Black Metallic Thread to the DSP. I used my Bone Folder to curl the petals a bit before adding them to the card. The larger petals are adhered directly to the DSP; the smaller ones are added on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Another Dimensional is under the star center, then a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under the Crushed Curry/So Saffron flower center. I think it needs a little sparkle in the center, so I’ll add a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter or Clear Wink of Stella before it gets sent out. Finally, I added the stem and leaves and stamped the sentiment in Basic Black.
I’m so happy with how this turns out. I think spring is finally on the way. It was quite lovely here today. There are several days in the next few weeks with rain on the schedule, but the temperatures are well into the 50s (Fahrenheit, for those of you who are in Celcius areas; we’re not roasting ourselves!), and all the snowflakes have disappeared from my weather app. We all thought winter was determined to hang around until fall for a minute there, but I think it has given up.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
This is definitely a Wow card, Buffy. I can’t believe you used 21 stamps! It is gorgeous!
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Thanks, Susan! This was a really fun challenge.
What a beautiful card, Buffy! Isn’t it amazing when we count how many stamps we use?! But they’re all necessary 🙂 Well worth the time and effort for such a great card
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Thanks, Deborah! Sometimes when I list all the products used, I think, “Wow! Only $100 for this card.” 😉 But, of course, once you buy them, each card gets less expensive.