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February 25, 2015

This was one of the first stamp sets I got from the 2015 Occasions catalog and yet it took me several months to get to it to use it.  I told myself when prepping for my local Mi Wuk Library Stampin’ for Adults February class that I would use an as yet unused stamp set.  Hence, Painted Petals.  We actually used it for each of our two cards.

I must thank Sue E., a demonstrator from Washington State for her My Digital Studio inspiration card.  She was definitely able to do more manipulation than we could with the stamp set components.

Sue E., Painted Petals, MDS

Sue E., Painted Petals, MDS

Our card, two versions:

Painted Petals stamp set, 137146 (photopolymer),

Painted Petals stamp set, 137146 (photopolymer),

And version #2:

Painted Petals stamp set, 137146 (photopolymer),

Painted Petals stamp set, 137146 (photopolymer)

These are very simple cards that look more than simple!


TIPS for the flowers:  Stamp the stem first (Mossy Meadow).  Then, ink up flowers using Rose Red ink with Rich Razzleberry marker highlights around select edges.  Remove the ink from the center of two of the flowers (the ones with the center mini-circle) and color in with Crushed Curry marker.  Positioning the flowers over the stems isn’t as easy as it might be.  And some of you might have individual flowers rather than having all five flowers connected in one piece—this depends on when you purchased the set.  Both presentations work!  Mine are all linked together.  If your flower images are connected I would suggest trying the Stamp-a-ma-jig for positioning.  I eyeballed both of mine and they could use some improvement!  But remember……..it’s nature and nature isn’t perfect.

I’ll be back tomorrow with our second card which was made using Stampin’ Up!’s Note Cards.  What a great idea they are!

Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.  Have a great Wednesday.  I’m heading to Campbell CA for a much needed haircut in a few hours but I’ll be back here before you even know I’m gone.

* Temporarily unavailable due to West Coast dock workers slow down.  🙁   Work slow down has been ‘resolved’.  Now it will just take time for things to get back to normal.

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