Friday, July 10, 2015

Endless Thanks Flowers

Have you seen the new Endless Thanks set in the catalog???  It's so cute!  It's on page 14 if you haven't :)  What drew me to this set was the words, I love the greetings and the font.  To be honest, I didn't even realize this set had flowers in it until I saw this card.  I do know that there were smaller images in the set but had I just seen the flower and vines I'm not sure I would have connected it to the Endless Thanks set....that's how much I love the words....the truly funny part is that I have yet to use any of the words....this was the first card I made with this set :)
After I saw the card by Vicky I knew I wanted to do something similar.  I wanted a beautiful masked off border with crisp lines.  I did want a few of the flowers to go beyond those lines though.  So I started by marking where my border would go and I stamped a few flowers over that border.  Then I took some post it tape and blocked off the top and bottom.  Then I just stamped and stamped.  When your stamping lots of images like this make sure you start with your biggest stamps, then fill in with the smaller ones.  I used both flowers and the vine image from the Endless thanks set.  I stamped it all in Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Cucumber Crush.  I realized that I needed an even smaller stamp to really filli n the space so I pulled out my Sprinkles Of Life set and used the tiny flower from that set.  Instead of bringing in another color I used Blackberry Bliss and stamped it off twice.  Then i removed my post it tape and you're left with a beautiful border with those crisp edges!  I attached a greeting from the Expressions Natural Elements, I've been dying to use these!!  They're so cute!!!  The card still looked a little incomplete to me so I stamped some hearts toward the top with Watermelon Wonder.  Finally I brushed some glitter over the hearts and Blackberry Bliss flowers with my glitter brush pen (I got mine on Amazon).  So so pretty!!!!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!

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