Focus: Whimsical Flowers

by Tasnim

Today we are focusing on the Whimsical Flowers set.

whimsical flowers-productDesign Inspiration:

This set was inspired by a number of elements from nature:


Trumpet Creepers – took this picture during a morning run


Cotton Plants – image source

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Amoeba – image source

Design ideas:

Each image in this set has a solid and an outline part. They can be used together or separately, giving more options for designs.

In the following two cards, only the solid images were used:

solid background

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For this card, the three large solid flowers were stamped on a 4″ x 5.5″ white card base to create a background pattern. The centers of the flowers were colored with a Copic marker. A piece of vellum, patterned paper, creame card stock, and silver glitter paper were then layered on top of the card base. The sentiment is from our ‘Many Thanks‘ set.

solid one layer

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Once again, the solid images were used to stamp a floral ensemble on a 4″ x 5.5″ white card base. Two shades of pink and purple were used to get a gradient look. The centers were filled in with a Versamark pen and then embossed with gold embossing powder. The sentiment, from ‘halftone Hello‘ was also embossed in gold.

In the following two cards, only the outline images were used along with two different coloring techniques:

water color flowers

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The three large outline flowers were embossed in white on water color paper, then colored with three shades of yellow Peerless water colors. The leaves were stamped with two shades of green ink. A diagonal pattern was created on a white card base using the chisel nip of a W3 Copic marker. The sentiment is from our Faux Veneer set, and a strip of black card stock was used to ground the design.

Outline plus mister spray

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Here the outline flowers were first embossed in gold on white card stock, then sprayed generously with Heidi Swapp Coral Color Shine. Once dry, the flowers were trimmed and arranged around the ‘hello' sentiment. The sentiment (Halftone Hello) was also embossed in gold and trimmer using  a pair of micro-tip scissors and a craft knife. To finish the card, a few drops of gold glitter were added in a random pattern, and to the center of the flowers.

And finally, a traditional use of the stamp set using both the outline and solid images:

one layer masking

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Before this card was stamped, all the floral images and leaves were first stamped on masking paper and trimmed. As you can see, this is a one-layer card, and a lot of masking was done to achieve this look. Three drops of silver glitter and a few strips of white card stock were adhered to add an interesting element to the card. The sentiment is from our Scribbled Flowers set.

I hope these examples will inspire you to get creative with your stamps. Don't forget to add your projects to out flickr gallery.

Have a great holiday!


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Celeste Goff December 23, 2014 - 6:20 PM

These cards are gorgeous Tasnim! Such a pretty stamp set!

Sindhu December 23, 2014 - 9:50 PM

Such beautiful cards Tasnim! I love the one with yellow flowers with ‘thanks’ sentiment the most! What a beautiful CAS design!

Ann December 23, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Beautiful cards, love how each one is so unique. It shows the versatility of the lovely stamp set.

jintyoo7 December 24, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Such a pretty set of images, Tasnim and your cards are beautiful….sigh ;oP

tsurutadesigns December 25, 2014 - 8:34 AM

I ALWAYS love it when you feature specific sets…these are all absolutely gorgeous….the black blooms are my favorite, so unexpected but oh-so-fabulous.

paperpicnic December 30, 2014 - 10:41 AM

Each of these cards is so lovely and inspiring, Tasnim! Thank you for sharing so many beautiful ideas! I love them all!


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