Welcome to another RemARKable Blog Tour! If this is your first stop, welcome – and get comfy! We are exploring the collections being released every month to celebrate 25 years of Stampin’ Up! goodness, and this month we are playing with Best of Flowers. This set contains some of my favorite images from the archives, and it was a sweet trip down memory lane to ink this one up:
I’m indulging my classical style in this card. This image, originally sold as Upsy Daisy, was almost twice this size when it was initially released. This “mini me” version is perfect! It’s stamped in Pretty in Pink (soon to be retired) and Pink Pirouette (which I like better anyway, but don’t tell). Hey There Friend is the exclusive My Paper Pumpkin image that every new Paper Pumpkin subscriber receives, so you can have one too! I ran the panel through the Delicate Designs TIEF and then used the scrumptious 1 1/4 inch Two Tone Ribbon to unite the elements.
Let me channel my inner Rachel Ray – can you say YUM-O!! with me? That ribbon is scrumptious, and I love how the grosgrain lines echo the stems on the flowers, but contrast with the eyelet-like scallops below.
I began this card with the masked flower garland stamped in Regal Rose (another color about to start drawing Social Security), and yes, I cut it by hand. (Late at night, no less. I had one of those “Fountain of Creative Juices” nights and could have pulled an all-nighter except for the fact that I had to be someplace at 6:30 am the next morning! Let’s just say that turned into a looong day.) Once I cut the garland I had some trouble putting it onto a card. I got the Crumb Cake and the Pink Pirouette going, but it was missing something. However, literally out of nowhere I got a BRILLIANT (in my opinion) idea:
Can you see what I did?? I took a doily and shabbied it up with some Crumb Cake Ink and a Stampin’ Sponge. Then I cut halfway through (as though I were cutting a slice of pie) and cut a circle out of the middle. After straightening it out, I hit it with a little Champagne Mist Shimmer spray and scrunched it up! It was damp so it scrunched well, and when it dried it held onto its shape. I WAS STOKED!!
All righty then! Back to our regularly scheduled blog tour…The Best of Flowers set, like all the Best of sets, iis available through March 2014. Each set comes with a sticker, and when you have collected 6 stickers, you can send them in for a free stamp set ($14.95 or less) of your choosing. Win-win!
Enough Maui Stamper Silliness…time to see what Robin has done! Click on the link below, or check the RemARKable Best of Blog Tour line-up listed below! and Stamp On!!
Nancy Amato http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Linda Bartolucci http://www.inkstampandscrap.com/
Ingrid Blackburn http://TheCreativeGrove.com
Melissa Bolinger http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley http://www.jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Susan Carlson http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis http://www.thecardladies.com
Connie Deibler http://www.conniestamps.com
Sherri Eddleblute http://www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com/
Lynn Embrey http://www.possibilitiestamperstudio.com/
Becky Evans http://www.alwayshappystampin.com
Kathy Hamrick http://www.countryroads.typepad.com/
Crystal Kondo http://www.card-ed.com
Deb Lehigh http://thestampinhut.typepad.com/
Debbie Lever http://www.debbiescreativespot.blogspot.com
Anne Matasci http://www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Robin Merriman http://www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Maria Pane http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Andi Potler http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com
Sharon Tisdale http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/coveredbridgesstamper/blog
Janet Wakeland http://wp.me/pHIQD-4P4