Monday, March 11, 2013

A card for the Cloud 9 March 2013 Blog hop

Hi friends,
Here tonight with a card for the March 2013 Cloud 9 Blog hop.  Here is the inspiration photo that inspired my card:

I love the idea of the vase of flowers as I wish I had some flowers for my table currently!  LOL!  I am just so very ready for spring and tonight I am sitting in the Seattle rain!  I also thought the background looked like watercolor flowers floating behind the vase.  I ended up trying to create some flowers that were lighter and darker by stamping more than once without re-inking.

I used stamps from the new Chantilly Trim stamp set and even cut a single flower from the flower border stamp to do some additional individual flower stamping.  I also masked the flower stem stamp and stamped it 3 times initially in two different color pinks.  But I am not sure that you can really tell in the finished product as I then over-stamped the images with lighter inked flowers for a faux water-color look.

The card base is embossed with the Chevron Impression Plate also from WPlus9.  The sentiment is from Fresh Picked.  I also added a little plastic wrap as a border on my vase as if the flowers were still in their wrapping.  I stamped the lovely background square from Chantilly Trim and cut the vase out by hand.  I thought the twine bow and felt heart were a nice finishing touch to it.

Thanks for looking at my card!  My laptop is in the shop so I am missing visiting everyone's blogs late at night in bed like I usually do....hope it is all fixed soon!  I really want to go see what everyone else has created so I may stay down in my cold basement for a few minutes more after posting this to go take a look!



  1. Love the wrapped flowers Jill - the second generation stamping does add great depth to your bouquet!

  2. Hi Jill!!! How are you doing? Sorry to hear about your laptop...what a bummer. I hope you get it back soon. I love looking at blogs at night while I am in bed.

    Your card is just SO SO fun and pretty! I love the "wrap" that you've included in the vase, and your stamping is great - I love how some of the flowers are raised.

    Thanks so very much for joining us at Cloud9 this month! Have a great night!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, Jill! And I'm with you for wishing I had a vase of flowers right now! LOVE how you stamped light and dark images and LOVE that GORGEOUS lace trim! FAB inspiration!

  4. Exceedingly pretty, such a clever idea to add the cellophane to give the look of a real bouquet!

    Thank you so much for the kind comments left on my blog. I truly appreciate the sweet words and am completely delighted that you are going to spread the word about StampSpotlight!! Thank you!!

  5. This is fabulous, Jill! I love the way you have recreated the flower vase! Beautiful colors - I'm itching for spring here as well! Thanks for joining us at Cloud9!

  6. Bummer about your laptop. Love the way you added the cellophane in this beautiful bouquet . Love your stamping on this creative card Jill. Hugs!


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