Thursday, April 16, 2020

SF 2020-March All About Flowers and Moms Blog Hop

Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration!
It's that time of year - Spring, Flowers, and before you know it Mother's Day!  So our group this month is helping you get ahead of the game with some wonderful cards and 3D items you can do now for Mom - or any special woman in your life.  I decided to work with the Timeless Tulips set from the current SU mini catalog.

 So, I'll be the first to admit I struggled with this set initially.  I LOVE tulips and thought what a great set - but my first several tries were less than awesome lol!  So a couple tips - 1) make sure your stamp pads are not too juicy, if they are you lose all that beautiful detail.  2)  Get the 2-tone look I did above by adding some darker ink with a sponge to your stamp after you have inked with the lighter color - I think these tips made all the difference on my projects today, and I love them!

Above are the light and dark colors I used for the leaves and the flowers, plus the great punch that comes in this bundle.
So for my card I just wanted to make a beautiful Mother's Day bouquet - so I stamped and punched and fussy cut a bunch of flowers and leaves.  After stamping the stems, I added the flowers and leaves to the card with glue dots at the bottom of each - this allowed the flowers to pop out a bit at the top and give the bouquet some great dimension.  You can see that more closely below.
 I added a bow made with the new ribbon combo from SU's Ornate Garden suite.  Then added some colored gems - I always keep a bunch of colored gems on hand - both the ones from SU; but also some clear ones that I have colored with blends like these.
This card is a bit of a fun fold with the front layers overlapping the inside of the card a bit, but not a completely full front.  Here's the inside sentiment and the coordinating envelope. 
 My 3D item is a cute little decorated Dollar store candle.  I just wrapped it with a couple layers of coordinating cardstock.  Then added a mini bouquet and gems to the front - as well as the Happy Mother's Day sentiment.
Here's another angle where you can see the sentiment better -
This is just a fun little card and candle gift that you would change up for most any occasions.  But I especially love it for Mother's Day.
Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   I hope you enjoyed these projects and got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it, if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more amazing Posts with a "flowers and Mom" theme.  See you soon with more ideas!  ~Maureen



April SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)
  1. Stephanie Jandrow
  2. Jo Blackman
  3. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
  4. Teri Pocock
  5. Tiziana Milano
  6. Kim Quade
  7. Heidi Collins
  8. Katja Ettig  
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11. Kim Lamos


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Jean's Stampin' Up said...

Beautiful as always! I don't have the tulip set, but I have now added it to my wish list. The candle idea has been added to my craft show idea folder!

Teri said...

Beautiful projects Maureen! xx

Heidi Collins said...

I love your card filled with so many tulips! So pretty! and the candle idea is fantastic as well.

Kim Quade said...

Wow! Look at all of those tulips! Love the tips for working with this photpolymer stamp set.

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

So pretty! The tulips are such a nice embellishment to the candle jar!! Thanks for sharing

Kim said...

Beautiful card and project. Love the colors you used too.

Barbara Welch said...

I love the colors you used for the tulips. Very creative idea for the candle. Thanks for sharing.

AZStamperLynda said...

Really pretty card and I love the candle idea!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Beautiful projects, Maureen! Love the idea for the candle, too. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

Katja said...

Such beautiful projects you have created! I never used the tulip bundle, but I will have to quite soon!
Thank you so much for sharing!!

Melissa Thomas, Sea to Sea Stampin said...

Love those tulips!