Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Exclusive Big Bloom STAMPtember® Set


Hello everyone! You have likely seen a lot of awesome companies pairing up with  Simon Says Stamp this month to offer exclusive stamp and/or die sets for their STAMPtember® celebration. Well, I am very excited to share the news about Winnie & Walter joining the fun with their own stamp and die set. Let me tell you, I had a blast playing with them!
 

  
That big bloom is chock full of possibilities, and if it wasn't for my husband begging me to come spend some time with him I would have been at it for who knows how long!



First up is a one-layer stamped card, with some vintage seam binding tape sewn on the bottom.


  
After stamping the flower outline in navy, I "colored" the petals fuchsia with the round "enjoy" stamp that is meant for the center. It doesn't completely fill the petals, and sometimes it goes outside the lines, but I think it has more of an artsy look that way. Continuing with the artsy look, I scribbled in the outer layer of petals with a peach Copic marker. Very quick to finish.


Here's a closer look at the vintage seam binding tape. I adhered it to the card with a tape runner and then sewed on top of it for added texture. Since it's the same color as the card base (white) it doesn't distract too much from the big bloom, the focus of the card.



One more project, this one uses the bloom repeatedly down the front of the card.



And, if you didn't notice, it actually IS the front of the card! I thought it would be fun to attach the blooms all together and skip the card front for a little something different. Plus it lets the pretty background show through.



The entire bloom is stamped once on the mint patterned paper, and then a second time on white cardstock. For the white layer I've cut off the outer layer of petals and just used the inner layer. The white petals are curled upwards slightly with my fingers. Gold embossing finishes the look (gold + mint + white + orange = yummm!)


For the middle of the blooms I misted them with water, scrunched them, flattened them out a little and then let them dry. Super easy way to get additional texture and dimension.
 
 
The banner die-cut is from a soon-to-be-released die set (shhh!) and the sentiment is from winnie & walter's Bubble Talk. If you haven't already, be sure to check out the post at Simon Says Stamp for a ton of inspiration and more projects with this set!
  
Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

28 comments:

  1. Love how you show off these new stamps! Gorgeous blooms with the gold embossing and vibrant colors! BEAUTIFUL!

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  2. Oh my my! Love your gorgeous creations! And i adore how beautifully gave it a new look on the second one with so many textures and beautiful elements, a cheerful card! Love it!

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  3. WOW - what a WONDERFUL introduction to this BIG Bloom!!!
    LOVE your cards Kelly, the 1st one is SO PRETTY with the sentiment petals and stitched trim. As for your 2nd card, it is AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT - LOVE the mint & gold flowers and LOVE how you made them into such an EXCITING and CREATIVE card front - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Looking forward to creating an ADVENTUROUS card just like yours => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  4. I've missed you! Love, love, love this new stamp set-we all need a new flower stamp, don't we? ; )
    I'm sitting here smiling about the cascading flowers being the card front. I have a feeling we'll see this cleverness again and again. Beautiful.

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  5. Such big bold flowers - love them:)

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  6. I'm glad to see you back, Kelly, and still in rare form. Your cards show the versatility in the stamp and your creativity.

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE these, Kelly!!! The words in petals look amazing, and the crumpled center on your gold and red card, love that and need to try it, you really ROCKED this set!!!

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  8. Wow! Your cards are so creative! I just love how different your cards are from what I would expect from the set. Love the dimension you added to your second card and how you used stamps in the set in a very unexpected way in your first card. Love them!

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  9. Just STOP right there, Missy ... that flower laden bit is the card-front?!?!!! Oh my gosh I cannot even stand it ... Kelly? Mind. Blown!!!!
    =] Michele

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  10. Beautiful cards. The second one is so creative!

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  11. I love the unique way you used the new Big Bloom. Your card is beautiful!

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  13. Wow Kelly! Those blooms as the front of your card are not only beautiful but such an original take! TFS

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  14. What an unique way to use the Big Bloom for the card front. Ingenious!!. Your cards are beautiful!

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  15. Well your bloggy break/move certainly hasn't harmed your creativity! Loving these! The seam binding is so cool and I love the front/flowers on the second card and the great dimension/texture to the centers.

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  16. Oh gosh Kelly these are delightful!! I'm smitten with the second one, so creative!

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  17. These are so pretty and I really like the colors you used with the first card!!!!

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  18. Adorable! Thanks for sharing these cute cards.

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  19. Very creative with these blooms Kelly. Your cards are all lovely!

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  20. The most adorable and beautiful card that I ever saw! I love the design and the incorporation of different elements it make them unique.

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  21. my goodnes your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! there are amazing!!!

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  22. WOW!!!! Love the dimension on your card!!! OH So pretty!!

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  23. This is such a sweet card...love those flowers.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly