Thursday, April 13, 2017

OSAT April Flower Power Blog Hop

Welcome to the OSAT April blog hop.  Our theme this month is Flower Power.  I decided to use my favorite set Oh So Succulent.  This set is unfortunately on the Stampin'Up! retirement list.  I'm so sad.  I love this stamp set and the matching framelits.  This will for sure stay in my private collection even though I can't demo it past May.  If you haven't gotten this set be sure to do so before they are gone for good.

Now onto my projects. I chose to use various images from the stamp set to make my own background paper for my card. This is always a fun technique.  You can take a full sheet of cardstock and stamp till your heart's content or until you think it looks just right.  Yeah, sometimes you can go a little overboard if you don't stop yourself.  LOL!  I like to pick it up after I've stamped a few images just to see what it looks like.  I chose our current in colors for this project.  I have them listed on the bottom of this post.  I went for a very simple design and layout.  Sometimes I see such awesome works of art when it comes to cards, but realistically I think when people need to mass produce cards or only have a limited time to stamp they want some quick, simple, cute ideas and I think this card fits the bill.

For my 3D project I actually started out with some flowers that I had previously die cut awhile ago.  I started layering them and before I glued them down I took my Wink of Stella pen and went to town on them.  If you haven't guessed by now I'm a shiny girl.  I like sparkles.  After that I started to glue them down.  Once they were glued down I realized it needed something in the middle so I pulled out the Falling in Love embellishments and added one to the middle.  Then it was like ok, I have a flower, whatever shall I do with it and then I spied a package of 4" gold paperclips I had picked up with the intention of making something with them. I hot glued the flower to the paperclip and on the back to cover up the glue I used a 1-3/4" circle.  I then glue on the loops of the 1/4" very vanilla satin ribbon and added another circle to finish it off.  I didn't photograph the back so if you'd like to see that please let me know and I can post a pic of the back.  This will make a great bookmark or you can use it as a regular paper clip to keep organized in a pretty way.

I seem to always have a hard time photographing the Wink of Stella, but I think this time it turned out pretty good.

Well thanks folks for hopping along with the OSAT blog hoppers.  I hope you've enjoyed the hop.  You can click on the next button to go to Jennifer Hills blog


Here is the complete set of bloggers this month.
  1. Renee Ondrajka You Are Here
  2. Supplies Used


Melissa Davies said...

Love your DIY background paper! What a great way to create custom color DSP! The flower clip is gorgeous, too! Would look fabulous on the new catalog!

Jessie Holton said...

These are great! How cool is that giant paperclip!! xx

Super Stamp Girl said...

I think a giant pretty paperclip is perfect for a multitude of uses, but as a perfect way to gift a bookmark is the greatest. I'm such a reader and would enjoy something like this. Crystal


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