August 9, 2014


I know. I KNOW. You were all wondering if I had abandoned my precious Blended Bloom. Weren't you?

Well, I haven't. This time I was playing a little bit of music with the stamp -- so to speak.

I had so much fun creating this dimensional flower. I stamped it three times on old music, then proceeded to cut out and use one whole bloom as the base, and from the other two, I cut petals to elevate some of the layers. In a few spots, I even have three layers. Time consuming, but, oh, so satisfying.

A little problem arose when I went to make the center of the bloom. I tried a couple of different options, none of which worked in my eyes. I finally settled on embossing the center onto black cardstock, then painstakingly cutting it out, and adhering it as my top layer on the flower.

Embossing with the Fancy Fan folder, as well as a touch of some of Stampin' Up!'s luscious DSP from last year, helped to carry the elegant motif throughout. Sponging with Baked Brown Sugar ink adds to the antiqued patina of the piece.

In this photo, you can see the dimensional layers a little better:

By adding a small strip of the sponged music to a slightly larger strip of black cardstock, the card was almost complete. What finally did complete the composition was popping on a button threaded with the Gold Metallic Baker's Twine (although the gold metallic flecks only show up in one spot from a strange angle. Not very good planning on my part, I guess).

Once again, as I so often do, I elected not to add a sentiment to the front of the card. To me, adding a specific sentiment limits the uses for a card. Except, of course, if it is an obvious occasion, such as a birthday with candles and cake. By adding the desired sentiment to the inside of the card when you decide what you are going to use it for, makes a card such as this have limitless possibilities for occasions. And isn't that nice?



  1. It sure is a pretty card. Hope you have it so I can see it today! I love how you used the dsp!

  2. This is so adorable!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  3. Woohoo!! So glad you linked this up the best from your blog this week at our Bewitchin Projects block party! Be sure to come back again on Sunday starting at 6am EST over at to link up your projects again--the linky party runs from Sunday to Thursday each week :D

    ~Cathy Mini~

  4. So pretty! I love the burnt edges and layers. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  5. Just beautiful! What a wonderful and creative job you did! Thanks for sharing. Leticia

  6. That is so beautiful and unique! You can really see the care that went into. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  7. This is such an awesomely fun activity! Thank you for sharing your post with The Natural Homeschool and The Life of Jennifer Dawn Linky Party. :) See you next Wednesday! :)

  8. Great Card. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  9. Such a stunning card. Love the colors and depth. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!