First I stamped the one of the large flowers in Versamark on my Innocent Pink mat. This rounder flower is a little more "cutesy" than the pointy petal flower. Then I stamped the smaller version of the flower inside, see how perfectly it nests? Then, I stamped the large bling flourish in the open areas, turning the stamps as I went. You could leave it like this, but I'm still going! :)
Last I adhered some buttons in to the flowers centers and on the vine, then added a beaded oval I'd sponged with pink and a greeting from the "Springtime Silhouettes" Stamp TV kit. I created the layer flowers the same way I did my mat above and then cut around the outside and popped up over the oval. Originally I intended for this to be a baby card, the faux stitched mat looked like beautiful girly quilting, but since I don't know anyone due with a girl, I turned it into a thank you! :) An extra step you could take before adding the button embellishments to take the card up another notch would be to emboss it with a flowery or swirly Cuttlebug folder...
I shaded the swan with BV31 and BV23 to blend with the lavenders in my papers and floral prints and popped it up over the sponged circle. I stamped my small "Bring the Bling" flourish above and below the die cut and then dropped Liquid Pearls over the center of each dot. Allow several minutes for the card to dry FLAT to avoid smearing. Don't they look like real, tiny pearls? I also added some tiny adhesive flowers to finish the project. Love how this project turned out!
Have to share an old joke that is stuck in my head ever since I saw these images:
What did one octopus say to the other octopus?
"I wanna hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand."
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