Tuesday, June 26, 2007


First of, I must apologize for the lousy quality of scan. This card is quite thick with several layers of embellishments, making it hard to lie flat on the scanner.

Anyhow, the main stamp used for this creation was a Spiral Flower from Hero Arts.

At a workshop I attended last week, we stamped it five times (with black StazOn ink) on a 2 ½” x 4” piece of white card stock in a vertical pattern and four times (the blossom only) on Amethyst shimmer paper. The blossoms on the white card stock were coloured with Brilliance inks (Twilight) using sponge daubers. We then punched out the centre portions of the Spiral flowers on the Amethyst shimmer paper with an EK Success 7/8” circle punch.

The end of a 2 ¾ x 5” piece of Amethyst shimmer paper was scalloped by using an EK Success Trimmer and Scallop Blade. My first time using this trimmer and I enjoyed using it. We then stamped the Many Thanks image right on top of the scalloped edge.

With a 5/16” circle punch, we cut out tiny circles from Rosebud shimmer paper and layered all the various sized blossoms and circles onto the white cardstock with adhesive and 3D pot dots.

We once again used 3D pop dots to add a bit of glitter to the card. We did this by peeling off the paper off one side, dipping it into green glitter and then adding it to the stamped image using the other side that still has the adhesive.

After the entire card was assembled, we topped off the glitz, by gluing Gemstones in the centre of each blossom. I used two additional clear Gemstones on the Many Thanks image, as well.

D4741 – Spiral Flower
LL201 – Thoughtful Messages (Many Thanks)
CL067 - Spiral Border (from Mixed Design Borders Clear Set)

StazOn Ink (Black)
Brilliance Inks
Sponge Daubers
EK Success Circle Punches (5/16” and 7/8”)
Hero Art Gemstones
3D mounting circles
Scallop Blade (or Scissors)


Monica said...

Wow, I don't know how you had time to stamp with having to take all those notes on what supplies were used and what the steps were! Cute card, but I was tired after just seeing the list of ingredients. I'm too lazy to attempt such a thing myself. But glad you were up for it! LOL

Colleen Schaan said...

I need to start coming to workshops with YOU! This card is stunning...and I bet it is even better in real life. An amazing amount of work went into this one...gorgeous!