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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful!

Oh and it is just that, "Bloomin' Beautiful!!" This card was made using a stamp from the new "Bloomin' Beautiful" set that will be released in the Occasions Mini Collection on March 1st. I didn't preorder this set. My dear friend Gerry came over yesterday to stamp and brought this set with her. I didn't realize how beautiful it was until we were playing with it. I have mixed emotions about it though. I wasn't going to purchase it but now after making this card (SO quick and easy) I decided I'm going to have to buy it!! So much for trying to stay within budget!!! LOL

I used Regal Rose card stock here. I also used the "En Fran├žois" background stamp. I used Regal Rose ink instead of Versa Mark. I wanted the background words a bit darker than what the Versa Mark would give me. I sponged my edges with the Regal Rose as well.

I always measure the wood of the stamp and cut my card stock to that shape. For most stamps it's pretty accurate but there are some that seem to take up less wood on the sides or top and bottom and some trimming has to be done. For this one I didn't need to trim it at all.

As I finished coloring with the blender pen on the flower I layered it and set it in place. I was looking at the design and layout and realized that this card is VERY versatile. I can use this for many events. Thank you, Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy just to name a few!! And that's just with only one stamp from the set!!! I did stamp a few images using the other stamps in the set and I'll be sharing them with you too.

This card was made entirely with Stampin' Up! products. Click here to see more Stampin' Up! only cards!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

9 comments:

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card! Great job coloring in that flower!!!

Nikki Bond said...

How beautiful Wanda! I love the simplicity...perfect! {SMILES}

Unknown said...

Beautiful, I sure wish you were close enough to give me coloring lessons! Great card!

Anonymous said...

your coloring and shading is beautiful! What a lovely card, and so versatile! TFS

Gweniebee said...

Beautiful card, Wanda. I love the touch of blue around the rose, it makes the rose pop out.

*Susan* said...

This is beautiful! Your color choices are perfect for this.

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous card!

~Deborah~ said...

WOW it is BLOOMIN BEAUTIFUL! I love it! I might haved to buy this set myself. Youve inspired me once again...
~Deb

tyrymom29 said...

Beautiful !!!