Welcome to the May Floral Frenzy Blog Hop for Scrap'n Stamp Canada and the monthly challenge on the Scrap'n Stamp Challenge Facebook page.... this month, our theme is floral cards! Anyone who visits my blog regularly knows I love flower stamps and dies, so this was an easy one for me! I combined the blog hop with a card a friend asked me to make and this is what I came up with...
I had a lot of fun playing with some colours and the My Favorite Things Stitched Blooms dies. I have kept the set connected together since I got it and just end up cutting out an entire plate of flowers each time... and then I challenge myself to use up all the bits and pieces on different cards. This time I used a teal, light yellow, coral and pink. I piled all the flowers together while I played with the layout for this card. You get a lot of pieces each time you cut this set out!
I decided to use a stitched rectangle to add a little visual interest to my card, so I taped two of the My Favorite Things Stitched rectangles to a piece of white cardstock so that I could cut out a frame. I used the tape to keep the dies in place so that my frame would be even on all sides.
After cutting out this piece, I attached it to the front of a white card with liquid glue. I then got busy trying to decide where I wanted the different floral bits. I placed them down without any adhesive, using my tweezers to help me get things placed how I wanted them.
After I had things set up the way I wanted them, I used a piece of Press and Seal (yup, the stuff you find with the cling wrap and aluminum foil in the grocery store) to pick up the pieces. This stuff is great. One side is a little tacky... just tacky enough to pick up pieces without the pieces being stuck on the Press and Seal forever. The only downside is that there is some static cling that happens when you use this stuff so sometimes pieces can move. I took the piece of Press and Seal with the pieces stuck to it and turned it so that the backs of the floral pieces were facing up so I could add some liquid glue to the backs of the pieces.
I then grabbed the Press and Seal and carefully placed it back over my card and pressed the floral pieces on to the card front. I let it set up for a moment or two before I removed the Press and Seal. I then used a fine tip glue applicator to add some glue to the pieces that didn't get a lot of glue on them and then added some of the centres to a few of the flowers.
To finish off the card, I placed my card in to my stamp positioning tool so that I could be sure to get the perfect placement of my sentiment. I placed my clean clear stamp from Lawn Fawn on the card and picked it up with the lid of the positioning tool. I didn't have enough space to use the entire sentiment so I placed a piece of painters tape over the part of the stamp I wasn't going to use and inked the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine ink. I removed the painters tape and then stamped my image on the front of the card.
I really do love playing with flowers on my cards... and I look forward to seeing what each of you creates this month as well!
Here are the links to each of the blogs in the Hop... I hope you will go and have a look and leave a comment on each blog to have your chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Scrap'n Stamp!
Tara (SNS blog)Susan
Nancy E (you are here!)
Jessica (our Guest Designer!)