Throwback to an old favorite, Blossoms Abound. This is a wood-mount two-step stamp set from 2006 – long before Stampin’ Up! was making the photopolymer clear stamps. What a challenge to line the images up! I’ve been cleaning out retired things over the past months, and I had just earmarked my old Stamp-a-ma-jig to go. Good thing I still have it! I’ll have to figure out a way to use my Stamparatus with wood mount sets, eh?
One of the things I like about this particular stamp set is that you can use it to make lilacs or wisteria blossoms, as I did on this card. For the flowers, I used the retired Wisteria Wonder ink and for the branches & leaves I used Pear Pizzaz. Because of the way the images are designed, it only takes a single ink color to get the depth you see in the images.
The ‘my friend’ sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White thick cardstock (the same cardstock was used for the card base), then cut with one of the Stitched Nested Label dies and mounted onto a smaller Stitched Nested Label shape in Wisteria Wonder which was cut in half to extend it past the ends of the top layer. The whole piece was attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up from the card base.
I carried the wisteria blossoms around to the back of the card. I don’t know why I’ve never done that before… I really like the look. I’m leaving the inside of this card blank so I can use it as an any-occasion notecard, but you could also carry the blossoms over into the inside. If so, you may want to stamp off to get lighter images on the inside. I didn’t like, though, the way the branches just stopped in mid-air. So I pulled out an old french curve I had from way back in drafting school and used that and a Pear Pizzaz Stampin’ Write marker to carry the branches off the edge of the card on the back and just enough on the front so I could hide the ends underneath the label die cuts.
Pro Tip:Stamp your images before you score and fold your card base!
- Blossoms Abound Stamp Set (retired)
- Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad (retired)
- Stamp-a-ma-jig (retired)
I hope you enjoyed this Throwback Thursday. Thanks for stopping by!