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Tip: This card is a great example of how just a little bit of patterned paper can add BIG interest to any card!

Suggested Materials:
Starbursts (K5585), Four Flowers (CG290), Newspaper Background (S5601), Say It All Poly Clear set (CL574), BasicGrey Konnichiwa 6x6 paper pack (PS663), Kraft Paper, Snow Layering Paper, Daffodil Layering Paper, Dots, Cup O'Joe Mid-Tone Ink, Unicorn White Ink, Versamark, white embossing powder, Pool ribbon

Mixing Up Your Stamps
By Shari Carroll

Mix up your stamps to create a Spring bouquet by using stems from one image and blossoms from another set.


Instructions:
It's looking like Spring and there's not a better way to start than with a bright bouquet of flowers.

Watch the video below to see how to make the card. Tip: Click the fullscreen button in the lower right to see it larger.

Here's a recap of the instructions:

  1. White emboss the flower blossoms onto pattern paper, trim and set aside.
  2. Ink the stems of the Starburst image with Bamboo Leaves marker. Mist with water and stamp onto a panel of white cardstock.
  3. Curl the petals of the flowers with your fingers, add dimensional tape and affix onto the panel.
  4. Mount the panel onto a piece of Daffodil cardstock.
  5. Stamp greeting with Cup O'Joe ink.
  6. Create a top folding card from Karft paper (cut to 4.25"x 11", score at center). Stamp the Kraft card with the Newspaper Background using Unicorn white ink. Cut a strip of .75" pattern paper, affix to the card. Add a Pool bow.
  7. Add Dots and a button to finish.