Today's Creative Card Share features the amazing stamp set, Build a Blossom, from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love the variety of petals and using the two step stamping method you can create beautiful flowers of all shapes and sizes.
Plus, to make our life easier, Stampin' Up! has provided us with an incredible punch, Blossom Petals Punch, so that we can stamp and punch to make quick and easy cards and projects that look like they took forever to create. You can find both the stamp set and coordinating punch on page 12 of the Occasions Mini Catalog.
To create this card I used Whisper White cardstock for my card base and I used my Big Shot and the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 28 Occasions Mini Catalog) to create a pretty border for my card design.
The petals of the flower were created by stamping the large petal images onto a 2 1/2" strip of Whisper White cardstock using Regal Rose Classic ink. I stamped the solid petal image first by inking the stamp and then stamping the image once on a scrap sheet of paper and then stamping the image onto my Whisper White cardstock. Next I inked the large petal detail stamp using the same color ink, but I stamped it directly onto the solid stamped image to provide a darker tone to the petal. I created 6 petals using this technique and then I punched them out using my Blossom Petals Punch.
The center of the flower was created using the large center image stamped with More Mustard Classic ink on Whisper White cardstock. I then punched it out using the 1" Circle punch.