Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vases of Spring Flowers

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Hi, Friends.......

I was really inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Transparent.  I immediately thought of the glass stamps from a set  they sent me in a prize (THANKS, Simon Says Stamp!!!) [edited:  I finally tracked this unlabeled set down:  Kelly Purkey -- Cheers....and yes, I know they are actually champagne glasses....] and I decided to turn them into vases holding spring flowers. 

 I used StazOn Jet Black ink to stamp my glasses on to a clear acetate sheet.  I colored them with alcohol markers on the same side I stamped and then fussy cut them out.

Next I stamped the blossoms (Uniko Studio  Flower Power #2) onto watercolor paper with the same StazOn ink.  I colored around the margins of the petals with watercolor pencils and then used a wet paint brush to blend.  Afterwards, I went around the outer edge of the center again with the petal colors.  I colored all the centers yellow but didn't use a wet brush with them.

I used a Seal Gray Gelato for the shadow beneath the vases by scribbling in my palette and  picking up color with a wet brush.

The foliage and stems are May Arts ribbon.  I use this a lot!!!

I used my Xyron 1" Sticker Maker to adhere my vases over the stems that I lightly glued in place with Tombow glue pen.  I love the sticker maker for transparent things like this acetate.  It adheres them invisibly.  Yay!!

A few stray leaves were stuck down with Micro Glue Dots.  Then I adhered it onto a lavender card.

 Here's a close-up at an angle so you can see the gleam of the acetate and a little of the dimension of the petals that I lifted slightly.

 I would love for you to leave me a comment about this card or about what your pets are doing lately.  Are they enjoying the warmer weather?  Soon I will try to get some pictures of our outside kitties.

Have a lovely rest of the weekend!


I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -- Transparent
2.  Charisma Cardz Challenges -- #7  CAS
3.  Stamplorations March Challenge: Stamps and Spring
4.  Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday -- March 2014


  1. This is so sweet! Those vases are are gorgeous and I love the flowers. Thank you so much for joining us in our transparent challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  2. Such a clever idea - I love the acetate on your vases! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations, hugs, Cornelia DT

  3. Great CAS card, very pretty, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week, xxxx

  4. A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Charisma! xxx


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