Sunday, 19 February 2012

Simply Stampin' again

When I saw the colour challenge on Simply Stampin' yesterday I didn't know whether I would be able to produce anything that I was remotely happy with and here I am, back again, with a card using the same colours! It all began when last night I decided to play with a new stamp from the Easter Blossoms set and the colours just seemed to lend themselves to the pretty blossom. I stamped the branch in Early Espresso and then stamped again without re-inking to give a paler branch at the back and coloured in the blossoms on the front branch with Melon Mambo and the rest with Pretty in Pink. I was amazed at how quickly I managed to colour all those blossoms just by using a blender pen and ink pressed onto the lid of the stamp pad - I thought it would take ages! I wanted the butterflies to be more delicate than cardstock so I inked a piece of Vellum cardstock with Pretty in Pink using a sponge dauber, cut out the butterflies with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, and then lightly inked around the edges with Melon Mambo and fixed them onto the branch with a tiny dot of wet glue. The sentiment from For my Family was stamped in Melon Mambo and, to finish the card, I added a tiny Basic Pearl to the centre of each butterfly and three slightly bigger ones under the sentiment. The panel was matted onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock and positioned onto a white card blank. Maybe my Mother's Day card ready in advance!!


  1. Such a beautiful card Margaret such lovely colours and I think that stamp set will have to go on my wish list!


  2. Another beautiful card Margaret. You are very talented, I always like what you produce. Margaret J

  3. This is just gorgeous Margaret; you have coloured these blossoms so beautifully. Oh dear , another stamp set that I thought I could do without !!!
    Jane x

  4. It's beautiful Margaret. I love the blossom branch and may have to think about the set purely for this stamp! he blossoms work brilliantly in the two cards and the butterflies are so delicate. x

  5. Hi, Margaret, this is such a beautiful card , so oriental in feel, I love it. I also love butterflies so its a double whammy for me. The easter blossoms stamp is just exquisite.
    Well Done
    Elaine W

  6. This is so elegant--LOVE your pinks and the way you've popped up the butterflies! Gorgeous creation!!! :)

  7. Oh wow Margaret, an absolutely gorgeous card. xx

  8. wow, Margaret what a stunner!! Great idea to re stamp the image as a shadow! It's so delicate and pretty, thanks for your second entry into the Simply Stampin Challenge this week!
    Kelly xx

  9. Margaret, this is STUNNING!!! xx

  10. A really gorgeous card! I love that blossom stamp - great idea to restamp it to get that shadow effect! The butterflies are a cute finishing touch - love that you used vellum and sponged so they have a gorgeous translucent quality to them! Thanks for joining in the SSC again this week! x

  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Margaret - I LOVE it! Love that you stamped a second time to get a shadow image and that you used vellum for your delicate butterflies! Love that you have lots of white space to allow that flowery stem to shine!

    I've just ordered the Easter Blossoms set and after seeing this beautiful creation I am itching to iget my inky mitts on it!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Simply Stampin' and I hope you join us again soon, I love seeing your creations! Ruth x

  12. Your card is just beautiful, I love this blossom branch. Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx


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Margaret x

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