There’s something about forget-me-nots that I love. They’re so small and delicate but still manage to grow where many other plants fail. A couple of years ago a local friend was thinning out her plants and gave me a bucket full of them. As expected they transplanted very well and every year I look forward to seeing them bloom. So when I noticed the small flower in the Petal Park Stamp Set I knew exactly what colour scheme I wanted to use. This “thinking of you” card was the result.
FIVE PETAL FLOWER
All I needed was the smallest flower from the triple flower image in the Petal Park Stamp Set. I began by cutting a 1″ strip of Basic White Card. Then using Basic Gray ink I stamped the small flower along the strip leaving a gap between them. In the end I had 10 flowers and punched them out using the coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch.
Then I set to work colourung in each one using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. This was a very quick process using dark Balmy Blue for the petals and dark Daffodil Delight for the centres.
I’d already decided to make the flower my coordinating feature so before putting the stamp away I had a little more to do.
First I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic Whiite Card. Then I inked up the small flower with Basic Gray ink as before. This time though I flipped the stamp over and covered the two larger flowers with some sellotape. Then looking through the photopolymer stamp I stamped the small flower in the centre towards the top of the card layer. It turned out beautifully with the sellotape preventing any stray ink on the rest of the stramp from ruining the image.
Next I removed the sellotape, reinked the stamp and reapplied the tape. This time I stamped the small flower in the centre of the flap on a Basic White Medium Envelope. Finally I coloured in these two new flowers with Stampin’ Blends to match the rest.
THINKING OF YOU
With the flowers ready it was time to find a suitable sentiment and I chose the medium-sized “Thinking of you” from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set.
After stamping the sentiment on some Basic White Card I cut it out using the smaller of the elongated shapes from the Something Fancy Dies.
Now I was ready to start putting my card together. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Balmy Blue Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the stamped white layer on the inside.
Using more liquid glue I attached some of the punched flowers to the sentiment piece before adding it to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I arranged the remaining flowers around the sentiment using a combination of liquid glue and Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I added a few Iridescent Pearls and my sweet forget-me-not card was complete. I hope you like it.
For more projects using the Petal Park Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
CLEARANCE RACK UPDATE – Stampin’ Up! have added a number of retired stamp sets to the Clearance Rack today. This doesn’t happen often and like all Clearance Rack items they will only be available while stocks last.
BUNDLE BONUS – – I bought the Petal Park Stamp Set and coordinating Petal Park Builder Punch using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links for both options so you can explore them further if you wish.
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