Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flower Shop

Here's a couple of cards with the Flower Shop set.



The first one uses some faux flower soft in the center of the flower.
{The faux "flowersoft" is made by rubbing 2 Styrofoam balls together 
and collecting the rubbings in a sandwich bag. 
 A couple drops of re-inker makes it any color you want.}


This one has a tiny yellow punched flower and pearl in the center.

Which do you like best?

So glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Simply Sketched (retired), Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R.)
Ink: Timber Brown (Memento), SU Marker (Crisp Cantaloupe)
Paper:  110# Solar White (Neena), Crisp Cantaloupe, Pip White, Snippets of Green
Other:  Arrows EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Windows Frames Collection Die, Festive Paper Piercing Template, Paper Piercing Tool, Lorelei Leaf Die (Memory Box), Stylus, Pansy Punch, Faux Flower Soft, Tiny Daisy Punch (Marvy Uchida), Basic Pearls

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

26 comments:

Di said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!!! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Love and hugs, Di. Parsnip and the Playground Playmates :)

xxxxxx

MaryH said...

I can't decide which I like best. Both are stunning, and I'm loving the piercing on the mats. Terrific soft summery colors on 2 beautiful flowers and that's a great idea on the faux flower soft. I don't have a lot of success with flower soft per se!!! Happy Birthday, and hope you had just a grand day. TFS & Hugs

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I heard it's your Birthday! I hope you've enjoyed the day. Your cards are very pretty, love the soft orange. Cheers, Shirleyx

beverly said...

Love your card and must say thank you for sharing the instructions for making faux flower soft. Have seen flower soft used on so many cards, but resisted the temptation to buy some. Will be trying this, because I love putting flowers on my cards.

Lisa said...

These are so beautiful Bonnie, they caught my eye right away!

I like the first one better, I think its the embossing and the way the window frame is positioned.

They are both wonderful though! (and thanks for the tip on the faux flowersoft, I did not know that!)

jimlynn said...

BOTH are so beautiful Bonnie! I don't think I could pick one over the other. Love the way you did the homemade flower soft too!

And before I forget - since I did forget to send a card.......HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Hi Bonnie
Following Di's lead...Happy Birthday.
Two wonderful cards. I like the second one cuz I like the branches! lol

But they are both wonderful!

Bobby said...

I can't pick a favorite. The different centers make different flowers. You always have such great embossed backgrounds. Happy Birthday, Bonnie.

aussie aNNie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONNIE love the creative cards, love them both.xxx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Greta said...

Beautiful cards, Bonnie! I hear it's your birthday--hope you had a lovely day!

Manuela said...

Both cards are great! The embossed backgrounds are really cool!
Lots of love, Manuela

Sue - said...

Both cards are pretty. Don't think I'll try making my own flower soft though - I can just see the mess I'd make!! Guess it was your birthday yesterday - so belated happy birthday hope you had a super day.

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy birthday for yesterday Bonnie! Hope you had a lovely day! Love these fab cards too and thanks for the faux flower soft tip. Vicky x

Brenda said...

I love them both Bonnie, but my favorite is the first one with the faux flower soft! I also wanted to come and wish you a very Happy Birthday to you!! I know I'm a little late-seems I'm a little late and a dollar short all the time. lol I hope you had a good birthday and there is nothing wrong with celebrating the whole month! Hugs, Brenda

Katie Melhus said...

These are two peachy-keen creations, they are both gorgeous! I wanted to say a thank you for the gorgeous birthday card, it was such a surprise to get mail from some of my MM peeps - you totally made my day you big sweetheart!

Sue said...

Stunning cards Bonnie and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! have a wonderful time..lots of huggles Sue xx

Cynthia said...

What??? It's your birthday??!! I missed it!! Well, I hope it was a lovely one for you and that everyone treated you like a queen! =D

I love both these cards--the colors and the layers and the beautiful flowers too!

Faith A said...

Hi Bonnie, seems I missed your birthday yesterday.

HUGE Birthday Wishes for yesterday

I love both your cards, both wonderful as ever.

julieprice3 said...

So pretty, I love the embossing it really makes your flower pop
Hugs Julie P

Kylie said...

What a cool technique to create flower soft! Thanks so much for sharing. Your flower is stunnnnnning! Beautiful colour! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! xx

laurie said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

Looks like you had fun with the flower shop set! Such pretty cards!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 pretty flower cards. Love the background texture you've included.
And what a genius way to make flower soft!
Caroline xxx

Deepti said...

Belated happy birthday Bonnie, sorry I am late in visiting ur blog :(
I love these beautiful cards and more importantly the fact that I learnt about faux flower soft. Wow! That is so cool

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous cards,love that flower stamp. What a neat tip about the faux flower soft,love that tip! Thanks Bonnie!

JoAnn said...

Sorry I missed your birthday. Hope it was a great one.
Love both of these cards. The color is so pretty. I will have to try that trick for the "faux flowersoft". Thanks for the idea.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card! I love the faux flower soft in the center of the flower. This is going to sound ridiculous but I'm pretty sure I never thought to use flower soft on a flower before.

I was at a stamp club meeting and a lady demonstrated how to make the faux flower soft. I had to leave the room. The Styrofoam rubbing against Styrofoam sound gave me the willies! I got them all over again reading about in on your blog. *shiver*