Hello there and I am so glad you could stop by today. Did you enjoy yesterday's hop? Those lilacs are pretty spectacular, right? Well, this next set is equally amazing and I think you will agree. Why don't we just take a peek at Simply Camellias, shall we?
See, I told you! Can you believe we now have a full stamp set dedicated to glorious camellias?! I know...I am positively giddy! I am sure I will be using this set again and again. For my card today, I chose to highlight a single bloom.
Isn't she beautiful? I love that single bloom floating in the glass bowl. I thought she looked so elegant so I decided to create an elegant card base. The card came together really quickly. I used Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream card stock and ran it through my Grand Calibur using several dies from a couple of sets. Some of my layers got the gold leafing treatment and some I kept plain. For the very top die cut, I sponged on some Ranger Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and stamped the larger camellia image in Stampin' Up!'s Bordering Blue ink (I believe this ink is discontinued but I have hoarded a bottle....lol) while the paper was still in the die. I then stamped my sentiment from this set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and stamped my single bloom image in Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to some white card stock. Once I colored my image, I fussy cut her out and used Ranger's Glossy Accents on the bowl. I pulled out my Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer to the bloom and I did add a bit to the water before I put the Glossy Accents on it. Once it was dry, I adhered her to my assembled card using Collal. I think she looks completely at home here, don't you? ;)
GAH.....will you just look at all of that wonderful detail! This set has done nothing to curb my Camellia obsession in the least.....in fact, I feel pretty sure it has grown tremendously. I am already thinking about the next one I need to get for my yard. ;) So that is all I have for my card today but there is more Camellia goodness for you to see compliments of my amazing Bloom Brigade sisters. Make sure you leave them a little love while you are there and then be sure to check back tomorrow on the Power Poppy Blog for Day 3 of the April Stamp Release! Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, take care!
Katie Sims <------You are here
and Marcella Hawley
Supplies not listed above:
Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes; Dies-Spellbinders' Grand Squares, Classic Squares Large, Marvelous Squares and Marianne Designs Petra's Square Frames; Other-Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing Pen, Spellbinders' Garden Lattice Reversible Embossing Folder and these Copic colors: BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG18, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, Y15, Y19, Y21, RV00, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69, and BV00.