Painted Petals – Stampin Up – Including a tip!
Can I just say that I love this stamp set?
Yes, Lotus Blossom is great and builds almost a photographic look when you stamp. However, sometimes you want something softer and more, well, painterly! And this stamp set is good for that. Lookie:
GOJUS! (YILM!) Yes, the Top Note is still around and I tend to forget about it, but it's perfect for this card. More views:
I used the new polymer set, Banner Blessings for the greeting, and yes, I paper pieced all of it, including the letters because it helps it show up better.
And I decided to use this retired Pool Party ribbon because it just was the best choice. And I'm tired of this schtuff sitting in a drawer.
And this is the inside. I decided to go with a Get Well card because I hardly ever make them.
Stampin' Up! had a bit of a problem at first with the photopolymer version of Painted Petals, which instead of having 13 stamps had 18 instead because instead of making one stamp with several images that were joined, the people making the stamps made them each individually. This problem has since been corrected but for those of us who received the 18-piece set, having the stamps separate could make it hard to figure out how to line the stamps up to create the images.
I figured out how to do this. Basically, just turn your index sheet (the clear plastic sheet with the images printed on it) so that you can read the sentiments (they are not upside down and backward). Lay the stamps over the images stamping side down, then just put your block on top and pick them up. Voila! Perfect alignment every time! Here's some photographs to show you what I mean:
Laid my stamps down on top of the index sheet stamping side down.
Put my block down on top of the stamps.
Picked them up, ready to stamp!
Same with the flower images:
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
You can buy all the schtuff (except for the ribbon) I used to make this card by visiting my webstore! Just click any picture below: