Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happiness is... March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our March Stamp of the Month blog hop! This month we are featuring the beautiful Floral Happiness, a set of 16 stamps great for two-step stamping and more on any project you can imagine.  If you have arrived here from Nikka Geers' blog, or if you are just starting out, you are in the right place! When we're done here, we'll all head over to Lisa Sargent's blog to see what great idea she has for us this month.

I have always loved two-step stamping, but I know it can be a challenge.  I really wanted to show how beautiful these images can be, and this is what I came up with:

I started with a 5 x 7 card base made from Whisper cardstock.  I then made a 4.25" x 6.25" panel also in Whisper.  I stamped the detail layer of the flowers on the panel with Whisper ink, and stamped the base layer of the flowers with 2nd generation Whisper. (Note: 2nd generation stamping is achieved by inking your stamp, stamping once on a scrap paper, then stamping on your desired paper.)

On White Daisy cardstock, I stamped one large, one medium, and two small flowers, and several leaves.  For the flowers, I used Hollyhock and Cranberry inks. For the leaves, I used Pear and Topiary inks. I cut the flowers and leaves out using my micro-tip scissors. To build my card front, I made a border on two sides with silver Shimmer Trim, weaving the strips together at the corner.  I then adhered the Whisper panel to a Black cardstock mat, and adhered that to the card base.  Next, I adhered my flowers to the card front, creating layers using 3-D Foam Tape.  Finally, I added a sentiment to an open spot on the card front using Black ink.

Here's a photo showing the layering:

You can easily double up the 3-D Foam Tape for additional depth to your design, as I did here on the largest flower.

Supplies used:
That's it for today! I hope you'll take a minute to leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Then let's all head over to Lisa Sargent's blog; I'm sure she has something lovely to share with us today!


  1. Lori,
    Love the gray underneath. Pretty!

  2. I love everything about this - especially that shimmer tape!

  3. Not only did you do an excellent job layering your flowers,but your woven glitter ribbon blew me away!! Going to check out more of your blog posts!! *.*

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