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Store of the Week

Heather's Big Bold Blossoms Samples

July 2006

Heather's Big Bold Blossoms

Designed in collaboration with Heather,
gg designs presented two new half sheets at the July Store of the Week 2006 Celebration.

Below are samples and their instructions.

Thanks Heather, for the nudge and the samples.

Hope everyone enjoys them as much as we did.

Floral Patchwork

Assemble scraps of colored card stock to form background.

Stamp floral images with chalk ink on scraps of cream colored card stock.

Trim the large floral imabes. For the thank you , stamp the background with the dotted blossom center before stamping "Thank You.."

Curvy Thank You

Trace interlocking tri-fold card pattern (from Stampington, onto card stock and trim.

Adhere coordinating scrapbook paper to front flaps. Tip: Put adhesive on the card stock surface.

Adhere the paper and then trim.

Stamp "Many Thanks" on a scrap and set aside.

Use chalk ink to stamp the daisies on cream card stock. Go heavier with the ink on the outer petals and use hardly any ink in the center.

Then overstamp with the dotted flower center in contrasting ink.

Trim the flowers and the "Many Thanks" and adhere to the card.

Corner on Blue

Apply Colorbox pigment inks to large floral blossom.

Stamp the flowers randomly but graduate the blues from lightest to darkest.

On scrap CS stamp the smaller blossoms and trim closely after they dry.

Stamp the V monogram image on card stock and adhere to a frame of contrasting blue card stock and attach to the card. Adhere the small flowers on each corner of the framE.



Fleur de Lis Folder

Trace Stampington folder pattern (or one you have made) onto cream card stock and trim carefully.

Use earth-toned Colorbox Cat's Eye's to apply ink in Direct-to-Paper fashion.

Using green ink, stamp leaf/stem images randomly on the top and bottom and allow to dry.

Turn the folder over and measure where to punch the holes for the closure. If you use brads, make sure they are loos enought to wrap the fibers.

Other types of closures include brads or buttons.

Pretty Garden

Stamp stems on cream colored card stock with various shades of green ink. Overlap some of the stems for depth.

On scrap purple and turquoise card stock, stamp the blossoms and after they are dry, trim closely.

Punch small flower centers.

Adhere the blossoms to the layer with the stems and then adhere to the black and purple layers.





Flowers Are So Square

Trim a scrap of lavendar silk paper and adhere to purple card.

Stamp blossom images with chalk ink and allow to dry.

Arrange flower charms and stamped images and pewter frames on top of the card.

Adorn with fibers.

Holographic Monogram

Use white chalk ink to randomly stamp the smaller blossom image on cream card stock and allow to dry completely.

While you are waiting, clean the stamp.

Next, use a light yellow or ochre chalk ink to stamp the large blossom randomly on the card.

Overlap the large blossom across the smaller blossoms and allow to dry.

Lastly, use red chalk ink to stamp the smaller blossom randomly across the card.

If you slant the card sideways, you can see parts of the white flowers.

It is the cool, hologram type effect.

Trim scraps of cardstock. Stamp letter H (or your intitial) with chalk ink and adhere to the card. Embellish with neutral fibers.

One of the layers is "punchinella" or sequin waste. Try Cyberstamper's Mall or a Google search for this.

Pretty in Pink

Print purse template onto card stock and trim carefully.

Use scraps of textured pink card stock for the purse trim.

Punch two /8" circles from silver paper for the bottom of the purse and set aside.

Cut a length of narrow pink ribbon and set aside.

Alternately stamp the two blossom images across the purse with gray ink and allow to dry.

Use a texture or background stamp inked with the same shade or ink to overstamp a cloth-like pattern over the blossoms.

Stamp a blossom on scrap card stock with silver pigment ink and emboss with platinum embossing powder.

Add a pink faux jewel to the center of the flower.

Adhere the trim, bottom handle and closure to the purse.


Heather's Big Bold Blossoms

Heather's Big Bold Blossoms $15 per sheet

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