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Stamp Review Crew -- Beautiful Bouquet

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Bronwyn's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Nikki's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have a love affair with flowers.  I love the colors, shapes, textures, and smells.  Flowers just make me happy.  Needless to say, a stamp set with a variety of flowers appeals to me on a number of levels.  Especially when I can use them to create a bouquet of bright colors.

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This card begins with a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  The flower stem with branches was stamped three times at varying heights, with the stems crossing 1/2" from the bottom center of the panel, using Granny Apple Green ink.  The small single leaf was stamped along each of the long stems, also using Granny Apple Green ink.  The coordinating filler flower bunch was stamped over each of the stems using Petal Pink ink.  [Tip:  The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is photopolymer.  To achieve the best stamping results, place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock.]  The panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Poppy Parade cardstock and adhered near the top of a panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with the left, top, and right edges of the Poppy Parade cardstock 1/8" from the left, top, and right sides of the Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.

A strip of Whisper White cardstock was randomly stamped with the cluster of four petal flowers using Petal Pink ink stamped off once before stamping on the cardstock.  The strip was punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.  The punched strip was adhered along the left edge of the Bermuda Bay panel so that the border extends beyond the left side of the Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The panels were adhered to the So Saffron card front with the top, right, and bottom edges of the Bermuda Bay cardstock 1/8" from the top, right, and bottom edges of the card front.

The cluster of four petal flowers was randomly stamped across a small strip of Whisper White cardstock using Petal Pink ink stamped off once before stamping on the cardstock.  The "Congratulations" greeting was stamped at the center of the strip using Bermuda Bay ink.  Banner tails were cut into the right and left ends of the strip to create a banner.  The banner was adhered below the Whisper White/Poppy Parade panel using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top of the banner 3/8" from the bottom of the Poppy Parade cardstock and the bottom of the banner 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.

The cluster of 4 petal flowers framelit was used with the Big Shot to die cut 2 pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock, 2 pieces of Bermuda Bay cardstock, and 1 piece of So Saffron cardstock.  One of each color was adhered over the Petal Pink flowers on the Whisper White/Poppy Parade panel using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The remaining die cuts are set aside for the liner at the inside sentiment area of the card.

The cluster of 5 petal flowers framelit from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits was used with the Big Shot to die cut 2 pieces of Poppy Parade cardstock, 3 pieces of So Saffron cardstock, and 1 piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  Two Poppy Parade, 2 So Saffron, and 1 Bermuda Bay die cuts were adhered over the 4 petal flower die cuts using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals cut into smaller pieces.  The remaining 5 petal flower die cut was set aside for the inside sentiment area of the card.  The 5 petal flower die cuts were brushed with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush ink.

Three pieces of Linen Thread were formed into a single bow and adhered over the flower stems where they all cross using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The flower stem with branches was stamped twice at varying heights, with the stems crossing at the lower left edge of the panel, using Granny Apple Green ink.  The coordinating filler flower bunch was stamped over each of the stems using Petal Pink ink.  The Poppy Parade and Bermuda Bay 4 petal flower die cuts were adhered over the filler flowers using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The So Saffron 5 petal flower die cut was adhered over the 4 petal flower die cuts using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals cut into smaller pieces.  The 5 petal flower die cut was brushed with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  The "Wishing You A Day of Love and Happy Memories" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Bermuda Bay ink. 

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The envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope was randomly stamped with the 4 petal flower cluster using Petal Pink ink stamped off before stamping on the envelope flap.  The "Congratulations" greeting was stamped at the center of the flap using Bermuda Bay ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure that the stamping is restricted only to the envelope flap.]

One of the great things about a Color Revamp is that new colors are introduced to the Stampin' Up! palette and some In Colors return.  For me, this means that I get to figure out new color combinations.  Most of the time I use the colors featured in the Designer Series Paper that I use.  However, since this card didn't use a multi-color Designer Series Paper, I got to do some thinking about what colors could work together--a very fun challenge.  When I finished the card, I was reminded of a rustic wedding venue.  What do you think?  Does this color combination appeal to you?  

Card Measurements -- 

Bermuda Bay:  3 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 3-1/2" x 5-1/4"; Poppy Parade:  4 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 3-1/8" x 3-5/8"; So Saffron:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 4 @ 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"; Whisper White:  3" x 3-1/2", 5/8" x 3", 3/4" x 5-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack:  ; Linen Thread:  3 @ 8"

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Debra Burgin   
  2. Charlet Mallett   
  3. Stesha Bloodhart   
  4. Linda Callahan   
  5. Dawn Tidd     
  6. Tanya Boser   
  7. Kelly Kent   
  8. Jay Soriano   
  9. Mike Funke  
  10. Ann Schach   
  11. Bronwyn Eastley   
  12. Mickey Roberts
  13. Nikki Spencer   

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet; Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Linen Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Bouquet Bunch Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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Linda Callahan

I love the bright colors you used for your bouquet! Delightful!

Dawn Tidd

I love this bouquet full of bright, cheery colors! This would make anyone smile!

Charlet

Awesome COLOR combo for your flowers Mickey. Such a happy card.

Barb S

Beautiful card! So colourful!

Susan K

Flowers make me happy too and your bouquet is..well, beautiful! Love your card. TFS.

Kelly Kent

Gorgeous Mickey - outside, inside & the envelope! First class creation! Kelly x

Ann Schach

So bright and cheery, Mickey! This card is a day brightener for sure!

Nikki Spencer

How gorgeous are those colours! Such a happy card Mickey, l'm sure the recipient will be all smiles...Just lovely! Xx

Debra Burgin

Fabulous card, Mickey! Your stamping of the Whisper White for the decorative border and sentiment on the front is a beautiful detail, and so is the envelope flap!

Mike

Great design, Mickey! Really like how you combined the printed and die cut flowers!

Jay Soriano

Such happy colours Mickey and love the bouquet against the Wood Texture dsp

Bronwyn Eastley

I love how they inside of your cards are also a 'work of art'. This is gorgeous - so bright and fun.

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