Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Painted Petals
It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for the Stamp Review Crew. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators focused on sharing a ton of ideas featuring a single stamp set. This week it's a photopolymer set called Painted Petals. You have likely come from Betty Traciak's blog on your way through this amazing hop. If you get lost, simply click on the banner for a list of participants and get back on track.
I played around with various looks. My first attempt was to echo a Designer Series Paper - not good. Then I tried a field of stems and blossoms - also not good! I have always loved the Shōji screens. So when my roses climbing up a trellis looked good, I decided to take it a step further and cut it into pieces! This could have been disastrous, but I think it turned out wonderfully. My next step was to journey into the land of staples - virgin territory for me. I LIKE IT! I hope you do too!
Step by Step Tips:
- I started with a 3.5“ x 4” piece of Whisper White card stock. Sahara Sand was the color of choice to simulate a trellis, but I made it a bit more abstract.
- Mossy Meadow was my next color choice to create the first row of leaves at the bottom. I stamped off both the left and right sides of the card stock to create the illusion that the pattern was cut from a much larger piece of paper.
- Next was Rose Red flowers (of course) positioned in the intended place to give the illusion that the stems were traveling behind the flowers.
- Then I repeated the second bullet point above placing the bottom of the stem at the top of a flower. I completed the card face and then cut it into 1'' wide strips and mounted them on a piece of Basic Black card stock.
- The sentiment component was created on Sahara Sand card stock and stamped with Sahara Sand ink. The sentiment was stamped using Mossy Meadow. It was punched out with the Note Tag punch. The retired ribbon was attached using our Handheld Stapler. Simple!
Next stop on the Hop is Heidi Baks where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.