Fab Friday 137 – Simon Says Stamp – Flower Explosion

Fab Friday 137 – Simon Says Stamp – Flower Explosion
Welcome back to the Fab Friday challenge over at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog!
This week we have a sketch challenge:
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Since it’s a couple of days before Mother’s Day, and I’m the queen of doing things at the last minute, I decided this would be a great time to make a card for my mom. She always gets me funny cards, but I like to play tricks on her sometimes by giving her something unexpected. And I figured this would be a perfect sketch to use the new background stamp I got a while back. Lookie:
Flower Explosion from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink
GOJUS! I stamped the background on watercolor paper using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white EP. I actually stamped the whole 6 x 6 image and colored it, then die cut the rectangle with my Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle dies. I have a strip left that I can use on another card.
Flower Explosion from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink
I then painted the whole thing in with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. This took a long time, but my mom is worth it. Blue is her favorite color, so I made the main flowers (roses) blue.
Flower Explosion from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink
I grabbed my Altenew Inline Alphabet dies to create the greeting along with Simon Says Stamp’s Scallop Stitches dies.
Flower Explosion from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink
To finish off the card, I added some Darice Crystal sequins to the center of each purple daisy.
Flower Explosion from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink
So this is totally GOJUS, but my favorite part is the inside:
Flower Explosion from Simon Says Stamp by JanTink
I used Simon Says Stamp’s Mother’s Day Zingers for this part. I have always joked with my mom that I’m her favorite (sorry, sis, but it’s true!)

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Hallmark Scrapbook, My Favorite Things, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links lead to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, whose friendship is something I highly value, and I’m always happy to throw business her way. She does not reimburse me for doing so. If you have your own demo, you can of course change over to them. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.If you’re reading this in an email, you’ll have to click TWICE on the links below, once to get to the LinkDeli site and again to get to the shop of your choice.


You’ll be able to see all of the Fab Friday team’s creations and post one of your own by visiting the Fab Friday blog. You can also visit the other DT members’ blogs and see what they’ve done with this challenge:

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