Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show

I'm joining in on the Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show competition with a card based on a beautiful design by JJ Bolton (seen here and in the photo at the end of this post).  I was drawn to the clean and simple layout as well as her use of vellum as an overlay for a sentiment, so I incorporated those elements into my design.  Just like in my post for this month's Blog Dance, my lack of flower stamps posed somewhat of a challenge for creating my card, but I think I was able to improvise pretty well on this one!

Instead of using the floral image that JJ used for her card, I used images from the Large Doily stamp set for my large round image.  One of the set's large doily images is stamped in rose ink on a pale pink panel.  I stamped one of the smaller images on a scrap of cardstock, punched it out with a circle punch, and added it to the center of the large doily.

To show off my doily "flower," I die cut a round opening just a bit larger than the doily in a pink panel.  The round opening is rimmed with a rose circle to add in just a little more color. The "love you mom" sentiment from the Compact Family set is stamped at the center of a vellum panel that's adhered underneath the round opening.  The sentiment was stamped first in white pigment ink, then again in rose ink, slightly offset, to add interest.  I used foam tape to adhere the panel so the window opening was centered over the stamped image on the card base.  The design looked a little plain to me, so I dressed it up with a clear crystal flourish and a bow made from pale pink seam binding.

Here's a look at JJ's eye-catching design that was the inspiration for my card.

Materials Used:
Dainty Doilies-Large and Compact Family stamp sets (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Vivid Tea Rose ink (Clearsnap); white pigment ink (WPlus9); Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose cardstock (Stampin' Up!); white vellum (The Paper Company);circle dies (Spellbinders); clear crystal flourish (Michaels); pink seam binding (May Arts); foam tape


  1. Wow! I love your take on JJ's card! I've always thought that the doilies work beautifully as flowers. I Like the way you've stamped the sentiment too - gives a lot of dimension. And that bling is fab!

  2. Your card is beautiful and a great version of JJ's card!

  3. I love pink and your card is so soft and pretty. Love the bling swirl too!

  4. Your card is lovely! I like how you used the doily as the flower element and the way you offset the sentiment in two colors! Gorgeous!

  5. The doily made a great flower and I love the color scheme.


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