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Monday, June 17, 2013

Flower Blocks 2

Hello again sweet friends!  Have you been enjoying 
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps new release features so far?  If you like floral images, you are sure to love today's hop.  The first Flower Block stamp set was a huge success.  The images in that set are perfect for coloring, sponging, paper piecing, and even 3-D paper piecing.  Now we have even more of your favorite flowers to play with!
Today's feature is:
Flower Blocks 2


This is the second set in our Flower Blocks series.  These bold and beautiful blooms...a Wild Rose, a Petunia, a Lotus Flower, and a Daisy...make perfect focal images and can be easily paper pieced or colored.

  • Stamp set includes 4 images and 4 sentiments
  • Set measures approximately 6" x 8"
  • The images measure approximately 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $26

Since daisies are my favorite flower, that's the one I chose for my sample.

Creative Nugget:  The background for this card was made on paper from a mixed media pad.  Bubblegum Pink and Pure Sunshine Dylusions were sprayed on the paper, dried, and sprayed again to build up the color.  The extra color left on the craft mat was sprayed with water and dabbed onto a tag which was used for the focal image.  The paper was randomly stamped with the Daisy Flower Block using Jet Black Archival Ink.  This was cut to size and stitched to True Black card stock and mounted to a Golden Harvest card base.  A strip of Bo Bunny DP was stitched to True Black card stock that had been punched with an e.k. Success border.  The daisy image was stamped on the tag and the center watercolored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  This was cut with a Square Nestie and mounted to a Spellbinders Marvelous Square Die.  Some Lemon Drop Baker's Twine and pearls finish the card.

This second card was made with some of the left over scraps.

Creative Nugget:  Even though this card was made with the same scraps as above, it has an entirely different look.  On this card you can see some of the leafy ghosting which was done by spraying water through a mask.  The water removed some of the Dylusions ink creating a ghost image.
To see more fabulous samples created by the talented Design Team, click on the thumbnails below!

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way because we're giving away this fabulous stamp set to one lucky commenter!

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is Friday, June 21, 3013 at midnight EST.  The winners will be announced on our website homepage on Monday, June 24, 2013.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

35 comments:

Sue D said...

I like daisies too! Very pretty cards and I like how you used sprays to achieve the colors.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Cathy. Love the mixed media background. The colors look great with black. :)

Tamara D said...

The detail work on this card is amazing.

Nana Rogers said...

Both are gorgeous cards..

Kim said...

Beautiful! And using ink sprays...love it!

Mary said...

I love the colors you choose for the cards and the ink sprays I love that.

Pam~ said...

You are quite the artist with these exquisite cards! Awesome look with the mixed media and to use up those scraps to make a second card is pretty fantastic!

Sandra said...

very pretty - love the dimension on your first card.
Sandra ltb

Message Keeper said...

Love the second card outlook as it is more like a puzzle! Could not imagine that focal image like this can be used this way! Thanks!

Heather said...

Two very pretty cards! I really like the warm colors on the first.

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful cards Cathy! I love the bold colours and the technique.

Jean Bullock said...

Glorious colors and layers on the first card and very creative stamping and lovely colors on the second. Well done!

Donna Jones said...

Loving your spritzed background papers, great use of the daisy stamp, also loving the leafy ghosting :-)

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards I esp. .like the last with the partially stamped images and the twine detail.

Pam said...

Lovely cards, especially the mixed one!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the bright and beautiful colors. Awesome cards

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great technique! Pretty cards!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Becky Wiliford said...

Wow- that's what you get from leftover scraps?!? I wish I could do that lol. Gorgeous cards.

Mary Kruschke said...

What great techniques...makes the end product ever so lovely.

Conniecrafter said...

pretty background for your image and the background stamping is a great idea!

Pam D said...

So pretty! Love the colors and technique, TFS!

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards, love that mixed media background!

Cheryl D from NY said...

Looking forward to owning these as I love the first set so much.

Carolyn Kropp said...

Such a great set, so many possibilities.

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

real stamp artistry.. just shows all the possibilities.. Great display!

Belle said...

Love your balance and colors

Sabrina said...

Very pretty cards!!

Shanta said...

Such lovely cards! Love the mixed media techniques used on them!

Julie S. said...

Very beautiful cards!

Riette said...

WOW awesome colors!!
xxxx
Riette

Natalie said...

Beautiful cards!

Kris B said...

Terrific cards! Love the colors! TFS God bless!

Janis said...

Love your cards....so pretty. I like to use scraps, too. Love how you shared the way you used yours.

Beverly S. said...

Creative....thanks for the inspiration with this set. Another one I want to add to my
collection. :)