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Sunday, September 30, 2012

So Sorry, Field Flowers

Two - Step Stamping is a method I forget to use.  This was the first time I used this stamp set.  I made four cards and didn't discover my mistake until I started taking pictures.  What is wrong with the card above?  I forgot to place a flower on the one stem.  I tried stamping a flower on the finished card and, of course, I messed them up.  Oh, well - it is only paper!  What else is wrong?   The flower does not look good seated on the top stem (see bottom of post).

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  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Ribbon strip measures 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Begin with a strip 1" x 4 3/4", then punch
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Stamped layer measures 4 5/8" x 4 1/4"
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch
  • Field Flowers and So Sorry stamp sets
  • Dusty Durango and Old Olive ink
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue* and Mini Glue Dots

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* Tie your bow with yarn and secure the bow with a small drop of glue, let dry.

This is my corrected card.  Personally, I do not like how the Field Flowers stamp set was made. 
  • I feel that the stem layout is backwards.  I would rather have the full bloom flower seated on the top.  Stampin' Up! has designed the top of the stem to "hold" the bud of the flower. I don't like the finished result when placing the full bloom flower on the top portion of the stamp.
  • It is very difficult to figure out what direction to "seat" the flower and the bud.  I ended up marking the"top" of the flower stamps with a permanent marker so I don't struggle everytime I use the stamps.

The card was CASED from Stampin' Up!'s 2012- 2013 Catalog, page 137.  I had to change it up because I didn't like how the large flower was stamped on the opening blossom stem. 

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