Bloomin’ Marvelous

ICFlowerThe IC challenge for this week is from a site Designs by Lucinda.  I first became aware of her BEAUTIFUL ‘little pieces of art’ when I was working for the Alzheimer’s Associate.  Lucinda had a line of pins called ‘people pins’ and the Alzheimer’s Association was selling them as a fundraiser.  Okay…I have a FABULOUS collection (well…if you must know…9 of these pins!  I was clearing out some stuff and found my pins and wanted to look to see if Lucinda was still doing these.  She has such an incredible story of inspiration.  I’m sure you will find TONS of inspiration on her site.

ICFlower_BeeSo…I found this great pin (and I was going to link to it but it is now sold) so I’ve added it here and decided to use it for my inspiration.  I just took her incredible pin, made it from paper and put it on my card!  The base of the card is is Whisper White.  I took another piece of Whisper White and stamped the greeting using Island Indigo and Old Olive.  I added a panel of the clouds on top.  I made a ‘bow’ (click on tutorial tab above) using Pool Party Seam Binding and a green glimmer brad, added and extra piece of seam binding and added to the panel.  I added this to the card front using dimensionals.  Next I used my Blossom Party die.  The small flower is Pool Party, the middle one is Champagne Glimmer (yes, it is STILL available!), and then the large one is from a DSP print in the SAB set.  I sponged some Island Indigo on it and some Certainly Celery.  I like how it sort of looks like the pin.  Each layer of the flower is added using dimensionals.  For the leaves it is Certainly Celery and the one I pressed into Versamark and used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on it.   The leaves are cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlit.  I added the flower to the card front.  But the pin had a bee and I needed one too so I stamped the bee from the Spring Sampler set using Stazon, colored with Daffodil Delight and added some Dazzling Details to the wings to finish it off.  Oh what a wonderful pin that inspired this card!

Set(s): Bloomin’ Marvelous, Spring Sampler
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Champagne Glimmer, Sycamore Street dsp
Ink: Island Indigo, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Versamark, StazOn Jet Black
Other: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Cloud Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Blossom Party Die, Pool Party Seam Binding, Bright Glimmer Brads, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals


Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


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