It's the first Sunday/Monday of the month and that means it's time for another Blog Hop with the Stamp Review Crew! If you recall our last blog hop - I mentioned that all of the projects in the hop were on display at Convention. Well, the same is true for this blog hop as well. We are featuring the Photopolymer set, Flower Patch.
Remember: this Blog Hop officially begins Monday, August 4th. We post early to get the kinks out of the links.
If you arrived here from Dawn Tidd's blog, you are where you should be. If this is your first stop, that works too. The blog hop goes full circle. Just follow the links.
I have one card to share with you. I really want to show the advantages of photopolymer stamps especially one as lovely as Flower Patch.
My card is square (5" x 5"). The background was embossed first with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder. Then I stamped one of the images from Flower Patch stamp set in each circle. It is super easy because Photopolymer stamps are clear/transparent!
Another fun thing about Photopolymer stamps is they are "bendy". The stem stamps in this set are meant to be straight but I curved them on my Clear Block so when I stamped the stems they stamp in an arc instead of straight. They are very sticky so they stay on the Clear Block just where you want them.
I added a close up photo of the background and the Blackberry Bliss flower.The best part about Flower Patch stamp set is that it has a coordinating set of Framelits for those who hate fussy cutting! Adding layers to a flower is a breeze with Flower Fair Framelits!
The original sentiment stamp is "Happy Blooming Birthday". I changed it to "Happy Awesome Birthday" by using a marker on another sentiment in this stamp set. Again, Photopolymer makes lining up the words super easy!
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Flower Patch
Card Stock: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Other: In Color Sequins, Gold Sequins, Big Shot, Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Flower Fair Framelits, dimensionals, Basic Pearl
The next stop along your way is Holly Krautkremer's blog. Enjoy!