Bunch of Blossoms Swap card

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Card made for a swap using Bunch of Blossoms, Blossom Builder Punch, and Butterfly Basics

This was a color challenge swap using Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz.

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 3.75 x 5. I positioned a decorative mask (now retired--ack! I didn't realize and pay attention to that!) over it and sponged with a sponge dauber Crumb Cake ink over portions of the card.

Next, I took the fern stamp from Butterfly Basics and stamped all over the bottom of the card using Pear Pizzazz, sometimes full strength and sometimes stamping without re-inking to get a faded image.

I decided where I wanted my stems to go and stamped them as well. For the one that is curved, I simply curved the stamp on my clear block to get that shape

TIP: First use a scrap piece of cardstock and punch through it using the Blossom Builder Punch. Use this piece as a guide for stamping your flowers so you can punch out more than one at a time..

Using scrap whisper white, I stamped the flowers using the triple step stamps from Bunch of Blossoms. For the first step, I stamped off twice to get a very light base. The second stamp I stamped off once to get a more saturated color. The final step was done just after inking the stamp. I made the flowers using Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder.

After stamping the floral pieces I punched them out using the Blossom Builder punch.

I then punched out the Pear Pizzazz pieces at the base of the flowers and then stamped the image on them.

Using Glue Dots, I attached the flowers together and the green base and attached to the card.

I stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White using the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched out the banner with the Duet Banner Punch.

I then attached the banner using dimensionals.

I attached the white top to a layer of Pear Pizzazz cut to 4 x 5.25. And then attached these two layers to a base of Flirty Flamingo.

100730s Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 100730

131201s Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 131201

141416s Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 141416

126944s Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad 126944

141397s Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad 141397

131180s Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad 131180

138323s Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad 138323

141573s Bunch Of Blossoms Photopolymer Stamp Set 141573

139323s Butterfly Basics Clear Bundle 139323

141614s Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set 141614

141469s Blossom Builder Punch 141469

141483s Duet Banner Punch 141483

103683s Glue Dots 103683

104430s Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

138313s Happy Patterns Decorative Masks 138313