I love the look of flowers on my cards and often use the bitty blossoms that you can find on the stems of a dollar bunch. But I also have my two punches, the Extra and Jumbo size blossoms, and I want to use them as often as I can. Sometimes they just look kinda "flat" to me so I like to top them with a button. My friend and fellow angel, Barb, gave them some color to make them look more dimensional - she won a TAC contest using that technique and you can see her work here: http://www.theangelcompany.net/CW_June09_BundleJoy.html
Then a week or two ago, I read a posting by Dawn McVey and she overstamped her punched flowers and crinkled them up! Easy, easy and such lovely results. I used her card to CASE (Copy And Steal Everything!) - her card was more bright, if you are familiar with her work, but I'm so happy with the results!
Stamps: Artsy Elements (retiring soon! so sad), You Are, Script, Swirlies
Accessories: Cardstock from miscellanous Soar with It Collections, button, ric rac, marker, Aspen Mist Versamagic ink, Nestabilities die, Extra Jumbo and Super Jumbo flower punch
1. I emailed my monthly newsletter today with all of the TAC specials - let me know if you'd like to start receiving it! There's NEVER any pressure to buy!
2. Don't forget to order your retiring stamps before 28 June.
3. I've begun to take catalog preorders! I'm adding a little thank you to all catalogs ordered by June 18 - and as always, I'll be including a $4 off coupon.