Blooming Flourishes

Blooming Flourishes
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Yesterday I mentioned Jayma Malme in my blog, which was a perfect segue to today’s post!  She writes blog posts for many of the creative papercrafts she makes and I was inspired by these blog posts when I made these two cards.  Seeing her gorgeous cards made me fall in love with that Close to My Heart “Blooming Flourishes” stamp set and I bought it.  Sadly, when I searched for it on the CTMH shopping site, I didn’t see it there.  I think it’s retired!

Here are the posts that inspired these two cards:

Blooming Flourishes Card Created in Mammoth

Jayma’s Mom’s Blooming Flourishes Card

Happy Everything!

Random Stamping Birthday Card

Blooming Flourishes Card

Blooming Flourishes Card

I used Memento black ink to stamp my CTMH acrylic stamps and then colored the images with bright Copic Ciao markers.  I added a few crystals to spice it up and framed the image with black card stock.

Blooming Flourishes Butterfly Card

Blooming Flourishes Butterfly Card

The butterfly was cut and embossed with the Sizzix “Beautiful Wings” Embosslits die from Stampin’ Up! and then Stickles glitter glue was added for some added interest.  I really enjoyed making my own paper with this stamp set.  There were other beautiful acrylic stamps I could have used, so the possibilities for different designs are endless!

Thank you for stopping by to read my blog.  🙂

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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