Fast and Fabulous – Gossamer Lace Flowers for Mom


I just adore the Gossamer Lace wooden stamp from Stampin’ Up! and I wanted to showcase it for a swap I am doing April 5th… soooo… I thought to make a flower out of the stamped image… purple is my favorite color – periwinkle to be exact (the best crayola crayon on the planet and I have one!) … So I took the Gossamer Lace stamp and did something unique… Do you like how I balanced the card out… when you are working with a larger stamp/ embellishments, it’s really important to balance the card out and help the eyes draw to the important pieces of the card while filling the card out in a balanced way with smaller embellishments…  I also used the medallion from artistic etchings to give the butterfly a little umph!

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Gossamer Flowers

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Alright… grab your whisper white craft ink pad and make sure it is inked up real juicy… also grab the lucky limeade and elegant eggplant ink pads… now we are in for a real treat!  I did outline the dotted green flourishes and butterfly head using very tiny dots of dazzling diamond glue…

One BIG hint here: After you cut the gossamer lace flower shape out and snip the flower petals, you will need to use a bone folder tip to curl the edges of the flower petals… this is a delicate operation and just be patient and curl gently… especially the smaller flowers… and over a few seconds you can get a nicely curled edge.

Believe it or not, this took me about 30 minutes to make!:

1. Cut three elegant eggplant cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″… Stamp the Gossamer Lace stamp image using whisper white ink on each cardstock and set aside to dry.

2. Cut wisteria wonder cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  Stamp the Gossamer Lace stamp image using whisper white ink.  Punch a large elegant butterfly using the elegant butterlfy large punch, set aside to dry.

3. Cut whisper white cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score it at the 4 1/4″ to make a card.

4. Using the smaller flourish in the flowering flourishes stamp set and lucky limeade ink, stamp the image onto the whisper white card stock.  Make sure you leave a little room at the top for the large gossamer flower we are going to make.

5. Take the elegant butterfly and using elegant eggplant ink and the medallion stamp, stamp the medallion onto the butterfly punch shape.

6. Make a large gossamer flower by cutting out two of the gossamer lace shapes.  Make the petals by snipping each lace ruffle… stop at the smaller lace flower inside the gossamer lace stamped image.  You should have eight (8) petals per flower with the rose image at the top of each petal.  Take your bone folder and gently curl the edges of each petal.  Glue the two flowers together either using mono adhesive glue or a few glue dots.  Place the large vintage faceted button in the middle of the flower using a glue dot.  Place a large pearl in the middle of the vintage faceted button.

7. Make the two smaller flowers by cutting out the gossamer lace flower – the smaller flower inside the lace image.  You should have one flower that is wisteria wonder color and the other flower that is elegant eggplant.  Make the petals by snipping each lace ruffle… stop at the smaller lace flower inside the gossamer lace stamped image.  You should have eight (8) petals per flower with the rose image at the top of each petal.  Take your bone folder and gently curl the edges of each petal. Place the large vintage faceted button in the middle of the flower using a glue dot.  Place a large pearl basic in the middle of the vintage faceted button.

8. Make a bow using 7″ of the wisteria wonder ruffled ribbon.  Make sure you have long tails on the bow.. you will use the tails to frame the oval punched shape.

9. Take the Large Oval punch and punch the oval at the bottom right of the card.

10. Take the for my wonderful mother stamp from the delightful dozen stamp set and stamp the image onto elegant eggplant cardstock using whisper white craft ink.  Set aside to dry and then punch out using the Large Oval punch.

12. Assemble the card:

– Take the large gossamer flower and place at top of the flowering flourish on the white cardstock.

– Take the butterfly and fold in the middle and attach to card on left using a glue dot.

– Take the two gossamer lace small flowers and attach to the flowering flourish – one flower on each side of the card using a glue dot.

– Take the wisteria wonder bow and attach using a glue dot to the left side of the oval shape on the whisper white cardstock.  Take the glue dots and place three glue dots along the top of the oval and take one of bow tails and affix making a ruffled look.  Take the glue dots and place three glue dots along the left and bottom side of the large oval on the whisper white cardstock.  Take the remaining bow tail and affix making a ruffled look.

– Take the “for my wonderful mother” stamped oval and place inside card lining up with the oval punched out shape on the whisper white cardstock.

– Take the dazzling diamond glitter glue and embellish the flourish – I used tiny dots on the dotted flourishes and a larger dot for each dot on the large flourish.

– Take the dazzling diamond glitter glue and embellish the butterfly by giving the butterfly a sparkly head.

Inkspirations:

– Try making the gossamer lace flowers with tissue paper…

– Try different color schemes.

Enjoy and hope YOU can try this one… it is very easy and quick…

Marie Signature

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Comments

  1. What a fabulous use of the Gossamar stamp! Very lovely!! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  2. SUCH a cool use of that stamp that I NEVER know what to DO with!! Awesome card!!

  3. Very pretty use of that stamp!!! Looks like real lace! Wonderful intense colors on your card! Thanks for playing along with the spring challenge this time on SUO Challenges!

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