May 21, 2014


We are so lucky as Stampin' Up! demonstrators. We get sneak peeks of new and upcoming products. Besides that, we get the opportunity to purchase some of these products before they are available to the public. 

I purchased only a few things ahead of time, but NUMBER ONE on my list was this beautiful floral stamp, Blended Bloom. It can be found on page 167 of the new INSPIRE CREATE SHARE catalog that goes live on June 2.

Since Stampin' Up! released their new alcohol-based markers, Blendabilities, this image is ideal for use with those markers. Being me, however, I immediately saw this image in terms of LAYERS! 

I went through my Designer Series Paper, trying to find just the right paper to use for my layered flower. A few papers seemed to be possibilities, but . . . when I came across this orangey (actually Calypso Coral) paper, I immediately knew this was the one. It is from the Epic Day This and That DSP (page 154 of the current catalog -- ready to RETIRE!)

I stamped the image three times on the DSP. Arbitrarily separating the petals into three layers, I set to cutting them out. The center was stamped separately onto an old old piece of DSP I still had lying around. It was fun cutting around all those tiny little protrusions!

I actually used four stamp sets to create this card: Blended Bloom, Truly Grateful (page 152 of the upcoming catalog), Gorgeous Grunge (page 165 of the upcoming catalog), and Happy Day (page 30 of the current catalog), which is retiring. Boo hoo!!

A larger piece of the same DSP I used for the flower was layered in as the backdrop on the card base, which was Naturals Ivory. 

Here is a closer look at the layers that make up my Blended Bloom.

I am submitting this card for the current Paper Players challenge: 



  1. I love your card!! I don't have the stamp yet but I have the blendabilities. I hope to play with them this week-end as a celebration. Last treatment Friday!

  2. What a beautiful layered flower! Great idea to stamp it on DSP! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players, Linda!

  3. very pretty! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Your participation helps to make it extra special ♥

  4. Such a pretty card! Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange!

  5. That is an absolutely fab card!! Love the colors and the layers.