Thursday, 23 June 2011

How to use the Baby Blossoms for larger pieces of art

The Baby Blossoms set is ideal for small single flowers to adorn a topper, but it's also fantastic for creating a major piece of background paper artwork.

I'm always in need of little gift boxes for my hostess treats and door prizes and this is one that I made recently when my MIL asked for a recap of this little box design. The random pattern of small flowers easily fills this larger space.

Stamp sets: Baby Blossoms, Afterthoughts (sentiment)
Cardstock: Confetti White, Marina Mist
Ink: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, 2" x 1-3/8" Oval
6mm Grosgrain Ribbon: Marina Mist
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Stamp-a-ma-jig

The box is the 2-5-7-10 box from the tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers here. I wanted a pale colour to use as the base for the box for the flowers but wanted a more substantial card weight than Whisper White or Very Vanilla and so opted for Confetti White which is quite a thick card. After cutting and scoring the box base from the Confetti White, I stamped it all over with a mixture of the small flowers and leaves. I used Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and So Saffron inks with the most "filled in/complete" flowers (which are the base images). Leaves were added in between these using Pear Pizzazz ink. Then, using a stamp-a-ma-jig I went over the original flowers and added the "detail" images with Regal Rose (stamped off once to get a paler shade), Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight inks. The box lid was punched with the Scallop Trim Border and a further Scallop Trim Border of Marina Mist was added behind it before the box was assembled. Marina Mist was threaded into the box lid closure holes made by the Crop-a-dile. The frame from the Baby Blossoms set was stamped onto Marina Mist and Confetti White card using Marina Mist ink. The sentiment and the flower were added to the inside of the Confetti White frame using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. After hand-cutting the Marina Mist frame and popping up on the box front with dimensionals, the sentiment was punched out with the 2" x 1-3/8" Oval and also popped up on dimensionals.

Here you can see a little more of the flowers:

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

So cute Sara. Now that reaminds me of the SAB baby set you did - another set I wasn't sure how to use until I saw your sample! Beautiful work as always. X

Linby said...

Gorgeous Sara. thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn said...

love the colour scheme, have been meaning to try one of these.

Mary said...

That's lovely Sara - very delicate. We don't have this stamp set but I am sure I have something else to try this out with.