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Bodacious Bouquet

I really have to apologize that I didn’t post sooner.  I should have known that with Mother’s Day being the day after we arrived back from the Stampin’ Girl’s convention I’d be waaaay too busy to stamp and post.  My weekend was such a whirlwind!!!  I did not stop moving from the time we left on Friday at noon until 10:30 pm Sunday night.  Then yesterday, I was so tired that I felt like I needed a day to recover.  Anyways, I’m back now, and I’ll resume posting fairly regularly – and although I’ll do my best to post everyday, I can’t promise – but, at the very least I WILL post every other day.

This is another color combination that I’ve never tried before: Bashful Blue, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie.  I came across this combination on the cover of May’s Stampin’ Success (a magazine designed specifically for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators – it’s awesome!).  I also basically followed the layout although adapted it to make it my own. The flowers come from the Bodacious Bouquet stamp set.  The larger flower was stamped in Bashful Blue ink, the smaller flower was stamped in Pumpkin Pie, and then they were cut out leaving a small white border around them.  They were mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals, and a button from the Bold Brights collection was added to the center of the smaller flower as a finishing touch using a mini glue dot. The stem and leaves were stamped in Certainly Celery. I paper pieced around the border of the white mat, and punched out a half circle using the 3/4″ punch.  I then added some Hodgepodge Hardware.

The “thank you” is from Much Appreciated. It was stamped on a piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock – the corners were then rounded using the small corner rounder punch and I used the color spritzer with the Bashful Blue marker to add a little texture. The ribbon tabs were created using Pumpkin and Celery grosgrain ribbon, and attached using mini glue dots.  The entire greeting was then mounted with stampin’ dimensionals.  Finally, the red cardstock piece was stamped with the Dotted background stamp. Please click on the picture for a full listing of supplies used.  Thanks for looking!

 ***By the way, the last couple of posts that I used Summer by the Sea and was lamenting that it is retiring – well it’s not!  It’s the other set: Seaside Sketches that’s retiring. YAY!  I now have at least another 6 months of use out of it.