Monday, August 24, 2009

Long neglected


Have you ever just had to HAVE a stamp set, only to find out you aren’t so crazy about it once you actually own it?

Well, I just HAD to have SU’s Friendship Blooms when it came out. HAD TO I tell ya!

Once I got it, I realized I absolutely hated the large flower. Don’t like it, don’t use it, and avoid it at all costs.

So, I challenged myself to find a way to use that stamp. This simple card was really hard for me because of this stamp. Now, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the rest of the set, just not that flower. So I added some pink, made a simple card and here is the end result.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: SU Friendship Blooms

CS and DP: WW, SU Regal Rose

Inks, markers and coloring tools: SU Rose Red & Pretty in Pink

Extra goodies: corner punch
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17 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the way you used the blossoms off the edges of the corners!! Fabulous clean and simple card!!

TannyP said...

Fresh Cuts is that set for me. I don't even know if I've ever inked it up beyond the one time that I tried! Your card is fabulous, Michelle!

Judi M said...

The way you've placed the flowers partially off the corners is lovely. Nice arrangement there.

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Sande said...

Very pretty and simple in a good way.

Jackie said...

I totally understand where you're coming from Michelle...been there and done that! Great card though & tfs!!!

specialcraftmom4 said...

You did a great job with this set! I have had that happen to me before too (:

Amy said...

Great job! It is very pretty!

sarahw said...

Your post made me laugh. Sometimes I buy I set I love but have no idea what to do with it once I have it. I love the simplicity of the card...it works.

Martha said...

I have this same set, and I think I only used it once

Cindy said...

I feel the same way about the large flower! I love the smaller loopy things!! your card is very pretty! The big flowers look great in the corners!!
Thank you for asking about my Mom. She is good. We just had a good weekend away to the Wisconsin Dells! We all needed it!!

Paige said...

I'm happy you were able to give this stamp some love and attention! Cute card too! Now that wasn't so bad was it? Soon you'll be reaching for it again1

Sew-Ink said...

Simple yet beautiful. Great job!

Kirstin said...

Lovely!!! all too often I get stamps home that I HAD to have and sit at my stamping table thinking "now what?". :)

Kristin said...

you are funny! poor little flower never hurt no one! :-)

cute card!

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shellpole said...

You ARE so funny Michelle! Well....I like what you challenged yourself with. I think it turned out great.