Tuesday, September 2, 2014

happy blooming birthday


Back to work...I've had the last 6 days off!

Here's a clean & graphic card:


The bloom & sentiment are from the Stampin' Up Flower Patch set.  It's photopolymer and has coordinating dies.  Have I mentioned my new love for Stampin' Up?  

I stamped the bloom with Distress Ink/Crushed Olive and then used a wet paintbrush to give it a washed look.  The sentiment has been stamped with Fresh Ink Charcoal.  Love using that color so it doesn't overwhelm the design like a black ink would.

cardstock:  strathmore  stamps:  stampin' up flower patch  ink:  crushed olive distress ink, fresh ink charcoal  other:  paper accents vellum, lawn fawn journal card die, misc washi

See that washi?  I picked up a grab bag from a local Scrapbooking shop that is moving.  Isn't it a perfect match to the Crushed Olive?

I was inspired by



I posted my card earlier on Flickr.  

34 comments:

  1. The washi is an absolute perfect match. Love the soft texture on your card Amy.

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  2. Gorgeous Amy. I love the sentiment on the vellum.

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  3. OMGosh, could that washi match that ink color any better? This is gorgeous, Amy! Such a soft and elegant design. I love that flower set. I got to play with it recently at a friend's house... :) Stampin'Up has always been a personal weakness of mine!

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  4. Wow!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee the colors!!!!!

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  5. Oh that olive color is gorgeous! Love the tips with brushing the distress ink after. Just beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful take on the inspiration piece, Amy!

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  7. Beautiful CAS card! Love the layer of vellum for the sentiment. Hope you had a wonderful 6 days off :)

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  8. SO pretty! Love the vellum - the perfect touch!

    Deanne :)

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  9. This is so pretty and so perfect!

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  10. OHHHHHHHHHH! I just love how you used that photo for inspiration--- GORGEOUS! I loooooooooooove the colors and the vellum--- beautifully done! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  11. Awesome inspired card! Where do you work? For some reason I thought you were a lady of leisure :)-- just stamping away your days..

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  12. totally gorgeous.. great take on the challenge..

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  13. Beautiful card and the Washi is perfect! I go back to work tomorrow after having 5 days off, it was wonderful!

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  14. {heart} it... love the vellum on the bloom!!!

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  15. This is beautiful, Amy! Love the washi! Hope you enjoyed your day at work! :)

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  16. wow. a gorgeous rendition of the inspiration photo. that flower is beautiful! and I adore that raised panel.

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  17. How awesome to score the perfect green washi! I love this card.

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  18. Beautiful card, Amy! Great take on the inspiration photo!!

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  19. This is absolutely perfect! Hope your day back at work wasn't too tough...it's always so hard to go back, though, when you've had a wonderfully long break.

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  20. PERFECT Amy!! Oh, I love it!!! That gray is perfect....rock on girl!!

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  21. I spy a winner here. You nailed it. Loved that challenge photo, love your card more!

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  22. This is gorgeous, I like the vellum on this design :)

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  23. swoon… this stamp reminded me of a WMS set I have… love the vellum sentiment.

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  24. So pretty and thank you for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

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  25. Oh wow!! Gorgeous!! Love the layers and stunning floral focal point!

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  26. What a great card Amy! It looks just like the inspiration piece!

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  27. Flower Patch is at the top of my wishlist and I still don't own it. The set with its dies is fairly expensive and I keep convincing myself that I need a multitude of other things instead of this one set. But now I'm looking at your card and regretting that I don't own it. I've only ever seen it used bright and cute - but you have used it so elegantly.

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  28. Beautiful...and what a 'matching' score with the washi! Stunning!
    Hugs~c

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Cheers,
~amy~