In the new catalog, that went live June 1, there is the greatest stamp set on page 92.
It is Beautiful Bouquet, and it consists of 37 (THIRTY-SEVEN!) stamps!
Look at the precious bouquet you can make
using the stamps along with the matching dies on page 93!
Besides the components to create a plethora of flowers,
there are 15 very useful sentiments in the set.
I'd ordered and received both the stamps and the dies a few weeks ago.
With my dad dying so recently, I have been struggling with my creativity.
I told myself that I didn't actually have to make anything.
Merely put ink to stamp, then to paper.
Just do SOMEthing.
Well, one thing led to another, and soon I was in the process of making a card!
I had put the oval with the flowers together when I decided to call it quits for the night.
The next day I gazed upon the cute flowery oval, and wondered how to proceed from there.
It's funny, but when I'd been making my Easter cards a couple months ago, I made several backgrounds that consisted of the circles from the Playful Backgrounds set on page 150 embossed in white. Then, using the embossing on Whisper White cardstock as a resist, I sponged Melon Mambo over the top.
While the backgrounds looked cute, they were not the look I was hoping to achieve for my Easter cards. So, the stack sat unused -- and so forlorn! While I was scouting out something I could use as a background for my card-that-originally-wasn't-going-to-be-a-card-but-was-turning-into-one, my eyes landed on this pile of cuteness.
Yay! It was perfection for the flower-y oval I had created!
Aren't those flowers just the cutest when they are die cut and popped up with Dimensionals?
To carry the Melon Mambo a bit further, I added a bow in that color to the stems of the bouquet.
I mounted the polka dot background atop a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock
that measured 4" x 5 1/4", then onto a Whisper White card base.
Some dimension -- not a lot -- but just the right amount, I think.
Finally, you are probably wondering why I named this blog post the way I did since nothing on the card says "Birthday". Well, tomorrow is a milestone birthday for me, and I'm feeling a little down about the number, so I am considering this a cheery birthday card from me to me. There! I feel so much cheerier now!