I’ve been intrigued by the new Partial Cut Flowers die from Simon Says Stamp and was delighted to find the time the other day to have a little play :) The dies cut the flower petals but leave them attached at the petal base so allowing you to pop the petals up – fab idea! I kept my card über simple by die cutting one of the flowers from Neenah solar white card and then carefully masking the surrounding card to leave just the petals exposed. I then applied a little Hero Arts Fresh Peach to the base of each petal and blended it out with Cotton Candy from Simon Says Stamp. The flower centre is a Prima gem I have had FOREVER; seriously I can’t remember how long this little bit of bling has been waiting for a home :D The sentiment in Black is from the Friendship Messages set – such a beautiful font.
The panel is then foam mounted, with a double layer under the petals, on a Neenah card base on which I’d blended a hot backdrop for the flower in Barn Door and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks – love the pop of colour peeking out from the subtle petals :D When everything was in place I couldn’t resist a couple of brush strokes of Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
As you can probably gather by my posts being a little more spread out – we are thick into the summer fun here and I’m enjoying spending time with my family. I do love the summer months so :D
Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp friendship messages; Dies – Simon Says Stamp partial cut flowers; Inks – Simon Says Stamp cotton candy, black, Hero Arts fresh peach, Distress Inks barn door, worn lipstick; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; Jewels – Prima