If I had to pick one stamp set out of the new Stampin' Up! Create, Inspire and Share catalog I think it would have to be the Flower Patch set. (Thank Goodness I didn't have to only pick one though! :) I love the versatility of it. It's Photopolymer so it's clear-clear for perfect placement. Because it's Photopolymer it sticks to the block like glue. (love that!) Look at all these pieces you get in the set and 3 awesome greetings make's it super GREAT in my book!
It has a matching framelit set called Flower Flair and so that means no fussy cutting with scissors! <cheering crowd sound>
I first stamped with this set at my 3C's class on Friday. I have been so super busy with wedding plans for my daughter I needed something fast so I found this gorgeous card by Jill Franchett on Pinterest and better yet she had a full pdf of instructions so I didn't have to use my brain. Thank you to people like Jill for generously sharing. I made very little change from hers as you can see for yourself. (if you choose to use her pdf be aware of some minor measurement errors on the card layers)
Then after all my ladies left Friday I needed to put together 11 swap cards for a group demonstrator meeting that evening. So, since all these supplies were already set up on my work counter I came up with this card.
I started with a 4 x 5.25 inch layer of watercolor paper. Using my Aqua Painter I picked up some ink from the lid of the Crisp Cantalope ink pad and "washed" it on my paper then I "washed" on some Coastal Cabana ink. I set this layer aside to dry while I stamped and "cut" with my Big Shot all the flower and greenery pieces from Flower Patch. I used this sample from the Create, Inspire and Share catalog to help me with my placement. This catalog is a huge source of inspiration for me and I hope it will be for you too!
You can see where I used the sample and where I went solo. I added a little bling with a Rhinestone that I stepped up with a matching blendabilities pen. I am not sure I will ever be able to use a Rhinestone straight out of the package again, I love changing the colors with these alcohol based pens and you bet as soon as I get word they are available for YOU to order I will let you know. Like Create with M.E. on Facebook for the quickest word on all things Stampin' Up!
If you have been inspired by my cards and want to order Flower Patch or the matching Flower Flair Framelits click on the links below and thank you for looking.
- Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set #134207
- Flower Flair Framelits #133731
- Or save 15% and buy the Bundle #136788