Copper Fancy Flora
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! Whenever I type Copper, I always double check to make sure I have two p’s and only one o. Good thing I checked this time, because I had typed Cooper Fancy Flora. It’s funny, because a lot of people spell my last name with one o and two p’s, including the girl who worked at the local Cooper’s Jewelers (no relation) when Mike & I ordered our wedding rings many, many years ago. She argued with me when I pointed out she had misspelled our name. Apparently she had never seen it spelled that way before. I started to direct her to the sign on the storefront and the receipt she had handed me with the store name printed on it, but I decided it just wasn’t that big of a deal.
Anyway, when I saw the Soft Suede design in the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack, I loved it! I know the colors look more like dead flowers, but it was such a perfect vintage design, it became my favorite.
If you’ve seen our Mystery Pieces Challenges, you may have realized that I like to “transform” things. The whole idea of our challenge was based on the Food Network TV Show Chopped. When contestants transform ingredients, they usually slide by on minor mistakes. And besides, I don’t want my creations to look like all the others since we’re all using the same products. Here’s the card I made with the Fancy Flora DSP.
This is actually for a Spring Challenge. Looking at it with fresh eyes, it doesn’t really scream, “Spring!” to me. But every year in our town, we have an Apple Blossom Festival with parades, luncheons, dinners, and other events. It’s grown from a weekend to several weeks of events, and, frankly, Mike & I try to stay far away. The whole town in covered in pink and green, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the apple industry in our area and everything to do with tourism. I’m not even sure there are apple trees in the city of Winchester; most are in the county (which gets no revenue from the festival, as far as I know). But it’s a good reason to celebrate and enjoy lots of parties and bacchanalia. Mike & I leave the area until it’s over. But I digress…
First, I cut a piece of the Fancy Flora DSP into two pieces (not the same size) because I wanted to show both sides. I used a Blending Brush to add some Blushing Bride to the DSP then inked the Hand Drawn Dots Stamp with Versamark Ink and stamped on both pieces. Finally, I embossed the dots with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I layered both pieces to Blushing Bride Cardstock, then added that to a panel of Soft Succulent Cardstock. I cut a tiny sliver of Copper Foil and adhered it over the seam where the two sides of the DSP met.
Now that I had my pink and green spring colors, I needed a little more to make a spring card. I used the Apple Harvest Stamp Set and stamped some apple blossoms on Very Vanilla Cardstock with Soft Suede Classic Ink. I colored these with Light Natural Tones and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Then I die-cut them and some Soft Succulent Cardstock leaves with the Apple Blossom Dies. Yes, I know. This stamp set doesn’t have dies. But several months ago, Stampin’ Up!® offered dies for several Stamp Sets in the July-December Mini Catalog. Since I’m an apple grower’s daughter, I had to order them with the Apple Harvest Stamp Set. These are still available in the online store, and they’re over half off the original price!
The sentiment from the Apple Harvest Stamp Set is stamped in Soft Suede on a scrap of the DSP and die-cut with the Apple Blossoms Dies.
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Funny! Whenever I try to type Cooper I always end up typing Copper! Beautiful card, by the way!
Thanks, Susan! It’s like when I type Poppy Parade. I’ve typed double o’s for 40 years since I married Mike Cooper. So it always ends up being “Poopy Parade.” Oops!
I loved reading your post about the Copper Fancy Flora! It’s interesting how people often misspell names, even when it’s right in front of them. Your story about the jeweler misspelling your name made me chuckle.
The Soft Suede design in the Fancy Flora DSP pack looks beautiful. Have you tried using it for any specific projects? I’m always on the lookout for new paper designs to incorporate into my paper crafts, so I’d love to hear your ideas!
I don’t have anything specific in mind, but I love that design because of the vintage feel. I’ll be working with it this week!