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Quint-Essential Flower from Stampin’ Up!

The Quint-Essential Flower stamp was on my wish list the moment I opened the Stampin’ Up! catalog!  This one stamp has incredible potential for color and creativity!  I created a set of 4 cards and a card holder in less than an hour.

card_setI make no secret about how much I love layers for cards and scrapbooks!  Early in my stamping days, I took several card making and stamping classes at a stamp store about an hour from my house.  In one of the classes, we used photocopied images of really detailed stamps.  We then cut apart the layers with a craft knife, a terribly frightening device in my hands!  Seriously, card making has come a long way!  This stamp reminded me of the layered images that we make!

The Quint-Essential Flower stamp is a single wood mount only stamp (#126790) that is retiring and will only be available until June 3!  For $8.95, you can get a single stamp that you can turn in to several images.

For this set, I stamped the image several times in each of the In Colors.  Then I used various circle punches to punch out the different layers of this image.  Then I mixed and matched them, putting them together with Stampin’ Dimensionals!   This is one of my favorite types of stamps to work with!  Instead of layering them, you could create a background with several different sizes of flowers using different parts of the stamped image just from this one stamp!

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Combine this with pretty papers and a beautiful sentiment and you’ve got an amazing set of cards!  (Using circle punches instead of a craft knife to cut apart the layers not only makes this much quicker to make, but SAFER!)

Details of this card:

Stamp Sets:  Quint-Essential Flower (#126790), Perfectly Penned (#122892)

Papers:  Very Vanilla card stock (#101650), Designer Series Paper Stack In Colors 2012-2014 (#126910)

Inks:  In Colors 2012-2014 (#126835)

Accessories:  Circle Punches (#119860, 119861,119868,119873), Scallop Circle Punches (#119854, 118874, 127811), Scallop Trim Border Punch (#118402), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)

Retiring Lists:

Stamp Sets that will retire on June 3: Retired_List_stamps_en-US

Accessories that are retiring and available while supplies last: Availability_en-US

The Quint-Essential Stamp is retiring!  Don’t miss your chance to get this great stamp!  (#126790)

You can shop in my online store to order your retiring products and get them before they leave us for good!

shop_online_2-001Order from my online store in April and I will send you one of the New 2013-2014 Annual Catalogs for FREE as a thank you gift from me!  This is a special I am offering to my valued customers!  I’ve ordered the catalogs and they are their way!  As soon as I get them, I will mail them out to my customers!  Order in my online store!

Thank you for visiting today!

Happy stamping!

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