Hello! I was so happy to find this new Simon Says Stamp Flora Background stamp from the Mothers, Fathers, and Floral release in my mail box last week! So pretty and fun to play with!
I have a couple things in mind for it but I ended up here, using the ‘old school’ chalkboard look again! I inked the Flora Background stamp with Versamark ink, in the MISTI and heat embossed it with Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder on black card-stock. I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz Distressing tool and went around the edges with Picket Fence Distress Paint.
I die cut the Single Roses, Banner and Painted Happy Birthday dies from heavy white card-stock.
I used three of the new Distress Oxide Inks. Pressed the pad to my craft mat, spritzed it with water and smooshed the flowers, leaves and banner in the different colors. I dried them in between smooshes with my heat tool. I know…that sounds funny! lol
I looked through my Doodlebug Sprinkles and ended up using three of the matte colors…I like the matte finish with the oxide ink.
I attached the Birthday cuts to the banner with skinny cuts of foam mounting tape. I love that the letters are thicker and you don’t have to cut and glue multiples together, you can just use mounting tape or squares! yay!
Then I attached the banner to the card with 3L thin mounting squares. The flowers and leaves were next, 3L regular mounting squares for them.
I adhered the black finished panel to a 5 ½ inch square white card base.
Linking up to challenges…
SSS Flickr Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Happy Birthday
The Heart Desires Challenge #11
The Curtain Call Challenge – Speckled (my flowers)
The Flower Challenge – Sketch
The sun was shining so I was able to get bright pictures! So happy with my new camera…if you need a new camera be sure to look at Nikon. hehe AND so happy to see the sun!
Have fun looking at the new release! Some pretty stamps and dies once again. Thanks for clicking over to my post! Thank you so much for commenting too, I appreciate it and am always encouraged!
Links to the products I used to make my card…