Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Blue Summer Solstice

I do so love this stamp set Summer Solstice! When my downline, Meriann, asked for some assistance in planning her next event we went to work (I love having fun doing what I do!!).

Here we used some tags that Meriann picked up at a discount bin. We stamped this flower with Basic Black on Very Vanilla cardstock. Using our Blender Pens we used Pool Party in to loosely color in the flower. We then darkened the edges n filled some of the lines in with Island Indigo. I love how the Blender Pen is per moistened and usable with chalks, water color crayons and ink!! They clean with simply wiping them on the grid paper until no further color spreads. Easy peasy, lemon squeasy! Reusable, double tipped and long lives.... They are a great and low cost tool to have!

Here I use the Island Indigo to stamp the sentiment from the set and the butterfly. With out re-inking, you continue to stamp and it is lighter with each application. (This is called Stamping Off.)

I used Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive to let the flower Pop! Too, look closely. I cut INTO the flower so that I'd became more 3D, and flowed more. This set is so lovely and the eye gets the illusion of flow with the lines but this allows for a more dimensional look and feel!! The multi coloring in with monochromatic color scheme add to the feel, as well.

Adhere these stunning Vintage Faceted buttons with our Mini Glue Dots and BAM!! Stunning!!!! Tie it off with our Island Indigo ruffle ribbon and it's sure to please any recipient!! I hope you feel this lovely, natural tag.... Go forth and stamp! (lol)


  1. So cute! I just got those buttons and can't wait to play with them. I love your flower! Just gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us this week at LNS.


  2. Lovely card. The blue flower really pops with the button in the middle. Thanks for playing with us this week at LNS

  3. Beautiful! Great job on designing these tags. I love them. Butterflies and beautiful flowers, what is there NOT to love! Thanks for playing along with us on LNS this week!


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