Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Painted Petals is PERFECTION: Part One

I feel awful that I doubted this stamp set...I thought that I didn't need it.. that it's just another floral stamp set, that it is NOT! My upline, Jenn ordered this set as part of her pre-order back in December. She let me try it and that's all it took to change my opinion. I ordered it that very night. I'm sure most of you are like me who love floral stamps and probably... like me already have several. But what's one more right?!! Painted Petals is one of my all-time favourite stamp sets, not only are the stamped images beautiful (they give the look of watercolouring), but the fun stripes, dots, sentiments...... it's so easy to just play and be creative with this set. I sat down last week, since I had Shingles and couldn't do much else because the pain was so bad... I stamped and created and the creative therapy did help me at least in some way to forget the agony I was in. I am feeling much better, but definitely don't want it again! Well, enough about me... let's show you the beauty that is Painted Petals.
I decided to make this a 3-part share since I made numerous projects with this ONE stamp set... LOVE it! 
I started by stamping with Strawberry Slush (pink... me? I know!) and some Calypso Coral classic inks. I stamped the stripes one direction, then turned the other. I decided to cut a window with the Circles Framelits Dies, then add some more circle layers. The very center - I used the little tulips stamp, so pretty. The bow is made with several threads from the Naturals Two-toned Baker's Twine (I just used the Old Olive). I love Baker's Twine - this particular one was carried over from the Holiday Catty!
Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for my first card:
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For my next card, I decided to go for a bit more floral look.  
I used Strawberry Slush (again!) and Daffodil Delight Classic inks. I stamped on and off to get my background. To get the two-toned look, I stamped the Daffodil Delight first - then on the edge of my stamp added some Strawberry Slush. Then using only the Strawberry Slush ink I and the striped stamp made the fun lattice look at the bottom. I added a strip of Old Olive and a Strawberry Slush bow made with the new Bow Builder punch. It only took me 5 minutes each to make these cards - so easy with this stamp set!

Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for my second card:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

I hope you'll check back with me tomorrow for my second part of my Painted Petals shares!

Thanks for stopping by, happy stamping!

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