Hi there! As I post tonight, I have to admit.. the thought of picking up a stamp exhausts me. I am pretty darn pooped out today.. but I didn’t want to go without a blog post. I’m trying very hard to blog daily. We will see how long I can do this.. 🙂 Today I closed and winterized my pool. For something that is only open for just over 3 months.. that sure is a LOT of work.. and I don’t even use it. Long story but.. I’m just glad this job is DONE! Onward with Fall, please!
So, this card pretty much duplicates yesterdays post.. just using different colors for the base, Marina Mist. I used the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper and the Side Notes that work right along with the suite. I water colored with the Marina Mist ink pad and the Aqua Painter (inside the flowers) and I stamped in Marina Mist with the Perfectly Penned “Happy Birthday” stamp. I used the Fancy Flower punch and an Antique Brad. I topped it off with some crumb cake seam binding ribbon (I love this stuff!)
I have a cool little tip: when scrunching up your paper flowers, dampen your flowers after punched with Stampin Mist Stamp Cleaner. I know.. this sounds weird but it almost acts like a starch when the flower dries. It helps the paper become very pliable and while its damp you can mold it to the shape you like. While it was still damp, I added the brad and scrunched it some more until I was happy with its shape and let it dry over night. Pretty neato stuff! So, go for it.. punch, scrumch and spritz – make a few flowers to put on a card.