Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Hour Challenge: #3

Well as promised I am back to share with you what I did with the sheet of stamped images. Challenge #3 was to use our stamp in a way that it would not look like our stamp. Wow, that was a mouthful. I stamped a white piece of card using the Hero Arts Flower Cluster Sketch, again using just the petals. 

The stamp pads used were both Big and Juicy: Vibrant Primary and Hydrangea. I stamped both sides of the paper.

It is no big deal that there is white remaining because I am going to select the portions of the paper that I am going to use.

As a helpful hint. While working with the pads, I stamped the front and back at the same time using Vibrant Primary. That way I would not have to keep cleaning my stamp switching between the two pads. This was a definite time saver.

Ok. I won't make you wait any longer. Here is what I made!!!

Isn't this incredibly striking? I loved it and it was also my first foray into flower making. Bridget got me started when she included some in my October swap items. Look for the YouTube Vee-dio of all of my goodies.

You have probably seen something like this done before with the Spellbinders Scalloped Circles Nestabilities.

So how did I do it? Here we go:

Step 1: As stated above I stamped both sides of a piece of white card using the Big and Juicy pads and the Flower stamp.

Step 2: I then cut my paper into strips and laid out the Spellbinder scalloped circles on select locations on the paper. Each was put through the Cuttlebug to cut only.

Step 3: After cutting them I used a Spellbinder Classic Circle die to draw a centered circle on the back. This would prevent me from cutting too far into the die cut.


Step 4: I then used my Cutterbee Scissors and cut between each scallop; stopping at the pencil drawn circle

Step 5: After all of the dies were cut I spritzed them with Tattered Angels Glacier Mist, and Radiant Rain Coral. I love RR because it is a shimmery acrylic paint.

Step 6: While the die cut was still wet I placed it in my palm and curled my fingers around the petals. Then I cautiously hit it a few times with the heat gun. WARNING!!!! the heating tool gets VERY HOT--USE with caution. 

Step 7: This helped to get my cuts ready for curling. This can also be done on your craft sheet. They will need to be held in place to keep from blowing around.

Step 8: I then used a variety of cylindrical objects to curl the petals. Go carefully. For most of them I was able to use the red paint brush as it is tapered and perfect for the two smallest die cuts.

Step 9: Once they were all cut, I used various colors of Memories Direct inks to enhance the edges of the petals.

Now for the Assembling.

Step 10: Confession time. I have an addiction to a few adhesives on the market. If you have not heard Glossy Accents is my all time fave. A close second is this Scotch Quick Dry liquid glue. I placed a large dot inside of the drawn circle and started stacking the flowers. As you can see in the second picture the buds are very tight. Not to worry you want it this way.

 Step 10: I selected a Making Memories rhinestone for the center of the smallest flower.

After adhering the center piece, I gently pressed on the flower to loosen the buds.

Step 11: Enjoy your creation

This is not the end of Challenge 3. Sadly I will have to do another post on how I put together the card. Which means a bit longer wait for Challenge 4. Will tell you what that was on the next post.

All will be definitely inked with love.
Until then.


  1. Love this Vee, you will have to do a video so we can see it in action. Great job!! How long did it take you? Hope you are doing okay and love to your son as well.


  2. I really like what you did & I love my ink pads like those, so much fun! Challenge 3 really was a hard one, I really struggled with it and love, love, love what you pretty!

  3. Vee, this flower is just stunning! I love it! You sure met this challenge!!