April 20, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Sentimental Swirls of Flowers

We have a great blog hop for you this month. Our April Paper Crafting Blog Hop theme is flowers. There are so many fun projects and design styles from this group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe! Be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Annette's blog. Did you love her project?

It's Blooming Easy...

to create this fabulously floral card when you use punches! The SENTIMENTAL SWIRLS stamp set has images that match perfectly with the FLOWERS & LEAVES punch and the soon to be retired STRAWBERRY BUILDER punch. (Note: if you have come across this blog post after May 2nd, 2022---or after supplies have run out of the STRAWBERRY BUILDER punch---the small flowers are very easy to fussy cut to get this same look). 

The stamps in this set are 2-step stamps with matching outline and solid images. I stamped the outline images of the leaves and flowers with full strength ink and then stamped off the solid images of the leaves and flowers (on scratch paper) before stamping over the lined images to get a lighter shade of the same color. The colors used are: SOFT SUCCULENT, PALE PAPAYA, POLISHED PINK and FRESH FRESIA. 

I also shaped the flowers and leaves with my fingers and used small dimensional pieces under the petals of the larger flowers. The CHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE basic jewels and the LOOSE FLOWER FLOURISHES make great accent embellishments and add lots of fun texture. 

Look closely and you can see the additional layer of texture created with the BRICK & MORTAR 3D embossing folder. (Hint: stamp the large swirl image on the cardstock and then run the stamped layer through the STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS die cutting machine with the BRICK & MORTAR embossing folder).

I hope you have enjoyed my flower project for this hop. Feel free to CASE it (just copy the link to the title of this blog post when you post on a blog or social media please 😃). Use the comments section below to tell me your favorite elements of this card, or even ask me a question!

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Thanks for hopping with us this month. Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Maureen's blog to see another fantastic project!

Joy 🌷

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Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

Shirley Merker

Sandra Roberts

Sue Boerner

Julia Mazur

Annette McMillan

Joy Nelson    YOU ARE HERE

Maureen Rauchfuss

Tracy Held

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn

Krissi Hannahs

Nancy Reynolds  

Traci Gardner

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    1. Love the way you have shaped the flowers and those champagne rhinestones really make them pop, gorgeous card, Joy!

    2. Your card is just lovely - thanks for sharing.

    3. Such a sweet card, Joy! The Sentimental Swirls set has challenged me a bit. I love the images, and I haven't quite found the best combination for myself. I can't wait to CASE your card. The punched flowers really take the design to the next level. Lovely!

    4. This card is so pretty. I love the brick embossing folder!

    5. Love the layering with the bricks & mortar embossing! Thanks for sharing!

    6. I love the bricks & mortar embossing! Perfect for the swirls and lovely flowers to 'grow' on. Beautiful card!

    7. I love this stamp set!! And the addition of the gorgeous large flower is just perfect!! So clever and super pretty.

    8. Joy what a beautiful card. I love the color choices you used as well as the added texture! Thanks for sharing.

    9. Absolutely gorgeous...the flowers just pop! I love all the little details from the EF to the flower embellishments!

    10. The acrylic flower shapes compliment the paper flowers well.

    11. I love the embossed background for the flowers! The embellishments really make your card special!


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