Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Bloom With Hope

The hostess stamp set, Bloom With Hope contains so many stamps.  There are so many flowers to choose from as well as terrific sentiments.  For those who earn hostess credits, it's a terrific stamp set to get.

I decided to enter a colour challenge and, because one of the colours was Crisp Cantaloupe, immediately thought of a flower.  I also thought of a special fold I had seen and decided to combine the two.

The card stands on its own because of the way it has been folded.  As a result, one has "wings" to work with as well as a centre panel.  I love it when that happens.  The base cardstock I chose was Naturals White.  For the wings, I layered a piece of Island Indigo and then a layer of the Cirsp Cantaloupe polka dot 2013-2015 In-Color Designer Paper stack.  On top of that I scattered small stars in Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo and Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper.

For the centre panel I first layered a piece of Island Indigo and then a piece of the Crisp Cantaloupe polka dot paper.  Then I stamped a piece of Whisper White, first with Wild Wasabi leaves from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and then with an Island Indigo sentiment from the Sassy Salutations stamp set.  Then I attached that to the centre of the layers.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the largest bloom from the Bloom with Hope stamp set using Memento black ink.  After colouring the bloom with my Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin' Write Marker, I fussy cut it out and then attached it onto the leafy area using Dimensionals.

For more cards in the colour challenge, check out Pals Paper Arts.  These are the colours:

PPA214 Island Indigo Crisp Cantaloupe Wild Wasabi

I also entered the card in a challenge to use markers or pens.  You can check that out at the Inkspirational Challenge.


  1. An eye-catching colour combination, cool folding technique and that flower....oh my! Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Inkspirational Challenges!

  2. How pretty! I love your step card and your bloom is lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts!

    1. Thanks so much, Dawn. I enjoy the challenges at the PPA.


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