I was shocked to see that it’s been over four months since I’ve participated in a Stamp Review Crew blog hop! I needed to put this activity to the side last fall to concentrate on other business efforts. Well, it’s a new year and I’m ready to hop!
I’ve missed being part of this world-wide group of stampers who come together twice a month to present ideas on a single stamp set each time. Once in a while there is an exception to the “one set” rule, as you’ll see later this month. I hope you enjoyed Kelly’s creativity at My Papercraft Journey! (You can find the complete list of participants for this hop by clicking the banner, above.)
Swirly Bird is a set I used for a half-day stamping event back in July. After having seen it demonstrated at OnStage in Salt Lake City in April, I was hooked. Apparently I’m in good company, as it has been the most popular set in the Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!
My inspiration for this card was something I’m sure I saw on the cover of Martha Stewart’s Weddings magazine many, many years ago. I don’t know if it was a wall piece or a cake, but it was completely covered with flowers. And so I started stamping. And punching. Over and over.
There are about 70 small flowers in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, and Watermelon Wonder adhered to a die-cut base. Instead of using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, I punched these out with a 1/2″ Circle Punch — so much faster and good enough. A spattering of Wink of Stella and some tiny pearls complete the big heart.
I embossed a piece of vellum with the Softly Falling folder, then adhered that to the Smoky Slate card base. The sentiment is from a new set this week, Sealed with Love.
Thanks so much for taking a look at my creation — now you’re on your way to Tiddbits from Dawn to see what she has to show you!