ID: MC June/14 - Blossom Tool - HB - Some People card
size: 7"w x 5"h (side Easel closed)

Created: June 26, 2014

I was on a roll this morning... came across a new tool called a Bloom Impressions Tool by Marion Smith Designs. Looks like a good little gadget, but waaaay too expensive. So I looked around my home to see how I could duplicate the effect... as far as I'm concerned it worked. BIG GRIN saved me $30US... (see below for a pick of what I used).

I'm also using one of the newest Happy Birthday sentiments and a quote stamp from Quietfire Design


I created my flowers from white 67# cardstock, cutting out the petals free hand with scissors. PS: I always have a calligraphy practice pad under me made from Genoa bond type paper. I sprayed my petals on both sides using Dylusions "Calypso Teal", then gave a light spritz of  "Bubblegum Pink" on one side, then a mist of Perfect Pearls "Turquoise". Used the tools below to shape my petals. Adhered the two outer layers of petals to a 1" cardstock circle using my glue gun - and ran out of petals BIG GRIN... so cut a bunch more, but this time sprayed them with a watered down version of the Teal (70%H2). Continued adhering them to the circle. Also adhered several for the center cluster head. Adhered a quilled fringed white piece, then adhered a bunch of stamens that were white with a brown dot on them.

Now the reason I mentioned my calligraphy pad was because I tore off the paper after spraying the petals and the inks seeped through the backside leaving a beautiful background which I tore off and adhered to a piece of aqua blue cardstock. Wrapped a piece of blue Sari ribbon around, then adhered my doily lace which I cut with my electronic cutter from cream toned cardstock, stamped with Stampin Up "Hello Doily" using Versafine "Toffee" and embossing with white embossing powder (so it's hard to see the doily - sorry.

I then adhered loops of the Sarin ribbon with my glue gun and then adhered the flower.

I scored my light blue cardstock to make my side easel card, then adhered my flower layer.

Stamped the "Happy Birthday with Versafine Black Onyx on another piece of the background paper and clear embossed, then tore and adhered to card front.

Die cut Sizzix Tim's Flourish from white cardstock, sponging with a dirty blue sponge along the edges only, and cut it apart into two pieces, adhering white half pearls all over the flourish, then adhering it to the card.

Added faux stitching with a Distress marker "Salty Ocean".

card closed

top view

On the floor of the easel I added another piece of the background paper and stamped the quote with the black, clear embossed and added the faux stitching.

Added the diagonal piece of ribbon/pearls as a stopper adhering with the glue gun.

As a final touch adhered punched out swallows (Martha Stewart) from the right side of the background paper (which was an intense color...)

Flower tool details: Quillers will recognize the "Mini Mold" shaping tool from Quilled Creations (purple gadget). The yellow tool is a melon scooper from Tupperware from eons ago...

After spritzing the petals, and while still quite damp, shaped them in the tool, pressing and twisting the melon scooper, then set aside to dry. Then adhered using a glue gun onto a punched circle.


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