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Falling Flowers Birthday Card with a Bee

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When I first laid eyes on the stamp set, Falling Flowers, I felt it scream out to be watercolored. The first chance I have had to use this beautiful set, I grabbed it along with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and my favorite paintbrush.  To add a bit of trendy sparkle, I chose to use copper embossing powder to use with my stamping.

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I used a large oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits dies to trace a space in the center, to which I stamped the flowers using VersaMark ink. acting quickly, I applied Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my heat gun. Watching the embossing melt never gets old for me. My son also loves to watch the magical process 🙂

After stamping and embossing, I used a #4 round Silver Brush and the Zig markers to color in these lovely flowers. After the paint was nicely dried I used a craft knife to cut the oval from the watercolor cardstock, being careful to cut around the flowers. I wanted the flowers to overlap into the oval space and be attractive to my little bee. I finished off the front with a bit of distress in Scattered Straw and spread it evenly as a background color and then attached a few cut out flowers with a bit of dimension to add interest.

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The Layering Oval worked great to cut a hole in the Tip Top Taupe cardstock, that after mounting the watercolor cardstock, left me with a direct view of the inside of the card. I used the large image from the stamp set to add tone on tone interest and created a bee from a leftover scrap of watercolor paper.  The bee image is from the stamp set, Pun Intended. I used black embossing to stamp him and colored in with the Zigs, then fussy cut with my scissors.

All in all, not a complicated card. I was going for a delicate look that is not too feminine and I think I got close enough, lol. This is a great stamp set and I can’t wait to use it again for another project.

Here is a list of items I used in my cardmaking today:

 


Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you get a chance to use this stamp set with the classy floral images, I really love it! As always, I welcome the chance to make it together 🙂

Happy Stampin’!

-Jenny Hall
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