Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flower of the Month: April

Here is the fourth card in my series using an old Stampin' Up set called Flower of the Month.  (You can click on the "Flower of the Month" label to see the first three.)

Check out the double bow!  For three weeks, I have been promising a Friday Focus post on various ways and tools to tie bows.  Guess what!  It WILL happen this Friday.  I am almost done with the tutorials so absolutely nothing will get in the way of that post??!!!

The crimped strip is something that I haven't done in a LONG time.  I was digging behind my storage shelves trying to find a missing butterfly punch (still missing) and came up with the old crimping tool that hasn't been used in years.  I had forgotten how much I like the look!

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Flower of the Month, Happy Birthday Frame
  • Ink: Memento Black, copics, Versamark
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz CS and dsp, Regal Rose, So Saffron
  • Accessories: White embossing powder, EK Success border punch (the large size that creates an independent border, then cut in half and glued to both sides of the rose strip), Nesties labels, Martha Stewart birthstone gems (diamond for April), Stampin' Up Rose Grosgrain, Fiskars Paper Crimper
  • Challenges: Splitcoast Color Challenge and CardPatterns Sketch Challenge


  1. Gorgeous Kim! So simple and elegant, this is just very striking. I love it! So glad you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns!

  2. Dear Kim. What a gorgeous card. I love the layout. So well done. And the colors together just ad to the fun!

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  3. pink and green...love it! thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

  4. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  5. Beautiful! Love that polka dot dsp as a background! I haven't used my crimping tool for ages either! Think I need to go dust it off now and use it before I forget about it again! LOL!

  6. Oh my! Another beauty ... that's fabulous ... love the crimping! Hugs xxaxx


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