Saturday, August 2, 2014

Burst Into Bloom

I purchased a LOT of my Stampin' Up! sets after they were already retired - either on eBay or from my SU! demo. This was a set I got new and I don't think I ever used it. Now I have:) It's called "Burst Into Bloom." It's a fine set for cards like these, but I didn't have much imagination for anything else.

There are four stamps in the set. I used one of the flowers for this first card. I matted with matching pink and mounted on foam squares. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
An identical card using a different flower and color. On both of these (and the next one) the flower centers are something that I made! (Well, sort of.) Someone (Thanks, Jan!) told me about melting Perler beads to make your own enamel dots. So, these enamel dots are ones that I melted. I have lots of them to use up!

I used the two remaining stamps to make this card. I stamped the background with one and made my usual row of three with the other one:) Again, I matted with matching cardstock. I used all SU! ink for these cards, also.

As I write this, I have finished using my first stack of ten sets. I'm done through the C's in the smallest size. I have a long ways to go, but I'm having fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

They make great note cards for various occasions.

Jeanne said...

The blue and green one really caught my eye - love it! Great idea for dots.

Leslie Miller said...

Great way to use those flowers, Lynette! I love all the different colors -- like a candy shop. I would have thought those were real enamel dots. Amazing! I can't believe the progress you're making. I just finished up my first set. Only 39 image sets and 32 backgrounds to go -- sheesh!