• Donna Biderman

Congratulations Matt and Molly!

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

I am giving this beautiful Congratulations card, made with Blooms in Bloom, to my cousin who just got engaged! Congrats Matt and Molly! I just had to hang on to it for a few days so I could share it with you first.

I love this set because it makes such lovely cards that can be used for many occasions. I've already used it for birthday, sympathy, miss you, and now congratulations. It's simple in that just a stamp or two is all you need but also extremely elegant. And have you really looked at the sentiments? They are gorgeous - you can mix and match these sentiments with many stamp sets.

I used only SIP - stamps, ink and paper - well, almost. You know I had to add a little bling. I used a favorite color combo, blackberry bliss and old olive. I am so partial to purple and green - I like it in any combination.

Ingredients: whisper white, old olive, and crushed curry cardstock; blackberry bliss, old olive and crushed curry ink pads; liquid glue; stampin' dimensionals; holiday rhinestones (or any bling you have); and crystal effects.

Recipe: Cut a sheet of whisper white cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches by cutting a full sheet across the middle. Score across the middle at 4 1/4 inches, and fold to make a normal card size. Cut a slightly smaller piece of crushed curry, 5 1/4 x 4 inches. Cut another slightly smaller piece of whisper white, 5 x 3 3/4 inches. This last piece of whisper white is what you will stamp on. Ink up the large flower stamp in blackberry bliss, noticing that it is naturally darker towards the centers of the lowers. Whenever I ink a large stamp like this, I like to lay the stamp face up and apply the ink on top. Stamp on the cardstock, making sure that the entire image transfers to the cardstock. (Extra note here: if you have trouble transferring the entire image, use the Stamparatus, as you can reink and reapply over the image as many times as you need). Use the splotches and crushed curry ink to ink the centers of the flowers. Using the medium leaf, stamp leaves in old olive wherever a splash of green is needed. Notice that I stamped twice with the same leaf without reinking, giving the illusion of two colors. On a scrap piece of whisper white cardstock, stamp the single blossom in blackberry bliss twice, and, like with the bunch of flowers, add splotches in the centers in crushed curry. Fussy cut out the single flowers. C'mon, that's not much fussy cutting, it only take a couple of minutes. Using liquid glue, create the layers: the whisper white card base on the bottom, then the crushed curry, then the stamped whisper white, centering each on the layer below. Adhere the two single flowers with stampin' dimensionals to add more pop to the card. Stamp whatever sentiment you want on whisper white cardstock and cut or punch it out. Layer the sentiment on a slightly larger piece of old olive and adhere to the card using liquid glue. Now for the bling. I added three holiday rhinestones, and then spread crystal effects in the centers of each of the flowers for just the right amount of sparkle.

Voila! You are done - and it probably took 5-10 minutes to create this special, elegant card. What do you think? Drop a comment and if you re-create it, put a photo of it in the comments or send me a photo!

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