HSS Blooming Blossoms Challenge #60

Good Morning Stampers!!  I am SUPER busy getting my samples and projects planned and prepared for upcoming events and classes- BUT in the mean time I thought I would share with you this weeks challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments
Lets see what you come up with and create- don’t forget to submit your project so we can see what your craftiness makes :-) I love seeing inspiration from all different areas and it sparks more creativity for me.  So definitely pop on over to HSS and play along with us this week, so lets see what i have made for this weeks challenge.
Genny is a wonderful friend of mine and I am always impressed with her flowers, especially ones she has made lately that I have seen- made from curling card stock.  She shared with me a few projects this weekend with those very flowers and so I attempted to create some to see hoe they turned out. *grin* I will say I like hers better but I am not giving up and will continue to try them. I started with this fun 3 x 3 card I created for a demo meeting using the Faux Silk technique- which was super easy and fun BTW.
Here you can see a side view of the flower, I took a circle punch (you determine the size) and then cut it around like a spring.  I decorated the edges with glitter and then curled it together and secured it to a smaller flat circle for the base.  Then I attached it to the card front to replace one of the stamped floral images. 

Here you can see the Faux Silk up close.  This is an easy technique to create- you simply stamp your image onto white card stock then crinkle up a piece of tissue paper then flatten out a bit.  Cover the stamped image with a layer of glue (I used a glue stick) then adhere the tissue paper to the card stock making sure to leave some of the wrinkle effects- but make sure that you flatten it enough so the image is still visible. 

I adhered the flower to my image and added some ribbon.  Pop up the focal piece with dimensionals and BAM you are done.  It is my new mantra to keep my card lay outs more simple then I used to, I used think I had to make my cards to time intensive and detailed and I have found that doesn’t need to be the case.  The more simple the card the more they stand out I think.  I have found that you tend to get distracted when there is too much going on with a card… but that’s just my opinion- for today :-)
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek see at my project, I cant wait to share my class projects with you all WHICH hopefully will happen before the end of the week.  Hopefully you will see some FUN new projects later this week- I have some cool things in store!!  Hope you enjoyed today’s HSS project and until next time~ TTFN


  1. Erin, this is a great card. I love this technique. I gotta try it soon!

  2. Erin this is such a soft card. I love it. That bloom is super cute.


  3. I am so trying both the faux silk and the flower. Really pretty card, so soft and springy. LOVE it. Great job girl!

  4. Erin, I love the colors. The faux silk is so beautiful and adds such a wonderful softness to your card. Love that you used the paper rose as a focal point. Beautiful card!

  5. Erin, what a sweet bloom! I love the cracked glass, too :)

  6. Erin, I love it! That technique is awesome and thank you for sharing it with us at the meeting. Your color combo is so pretty and perfect for spring. That quilled flower is a beautiful detail, too. :)

  7. I am in love with that card! Oh to be crafty!

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