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Not Stampin’ Blends

November 14, 2017

I thought you might like a change from the cards I have been sharing using the Stampin’ Blends.  Don’t get me wrong I am totally addicted to them but thought you might like to see something different.  I only gave in and bought the Climbing Orchid stamp set and the co-ordinating Orchid Builder Framelits Dies when the Stampin’ Blends were released.  I have always loved this set but thought that I wouldn’t use it enough.  Anyway, any excuse will do, isn’t that right?  I saved some information that an Aussie Demonstrator Bronwyn Eastley shared when the current Annual Catalogue was released.   She created a whole list of colours to use to recreate different varieties of these beautiful flowers.  I put them to use to create two cards for a couple of friends, one who has a broken wrist and one who has just had a back operation.  I cut the flowers from Whisper White card and then coloured them using a sponge.  The large and medium flowers are firstly sponged with Flirty Flamingo ink and then Melon Mambo ink.  The flower centres and the small flower buds are sponged with Real Red ink.  I did use my bone folder to add a little dimension to the petals before attaching them together with glue dots.  I stamped the branch images from the Climbing Orchid stamp set onto Whisper White card using Early Espresso ink.  The flowers are attached using dimensionals and the small flower buds are attached using Tombow Multipurpose glue.  I stamped the greeting from the Lift Me Up stamp set using Early Espresso ink.  The first card has two medium flowers because I needed to cover a small smudge on the card front.  That’s what you get when you sponge – inky fingers – and smudges.  This card has the image panel attached to Melon Mambo card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.

To decorate the inside of this card, I created one more medium flower and two flower buds and attached them over the stem images which are again stamped in Early Espresso ink.

The second card has the image panel attached to Flirty Flamingo card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  To decorate the inside of this one I added a layer of Flirty Flamingo under the Whisper White card.  The flower and flower buds are created in the same manner as the ones for the card front and the stem image is again stamped in Early Espresso ink.   These extra layers of card are also to cover a smudge.  This time, I completed the card and when I turned it over there was a huge smudge of dirty reddy/brown ink on the card.  So I removed the front layer, cut down the inside panel and attached them both to new  scored and folded Thick Whisper White.

I’m not usually this messy but I do seem to have red ink everywhere at the moment.  I don’t think my fingers will be clean for quite a while!  Oh well, I think it was worth it.  I absolutely love both cards and hope that my friends Lyn and Gwen do too.

Bye for now,

Kris

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2017 7:47 am

    Absolutely gorgeous Kris. Your friends will love them too. I love this set & am yet to purchase it

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    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      November 14, 2017 11:37 am

      Thanks Vicky. Just like me, I was so on the fence until we got the blends and then I just had to give in!

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  2. November 15, 2017 8:04 am

    Thank you got the gorgeous card Kris, I love it. Now you have me thinking about that bundle too xx

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    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      November 15, 2017 5:39 pm

      Glad you received the card and hope you are feeling better. Glad to pass on the dilemma. xo

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