When you aim for one thing & end up with something completely different…

Last year, I saw this gorgeous card by Laura Bassen. I ordered the die because I thought the card was so beautiful and I just HAD to CASE it.


Anyway, somehow, I ended up with this:


Needless to say, things didn’t go according to plan. I couldn’t achieve the beauty that is Laura’s card, but this wasn’t too shabby for me. 🙂

I think it’s pretty straightforward but I’ll explain how I made it anyway. 🙂

  1. I diecut the flowers using the Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea Petals die
  2. Then, I Blended Distress Inks: Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet onto the petals.
  3. I created a “garland” using the Glossy Eggshell pearls from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards > Absolutely gorgeous embellies, I can’t get over them! I also used them at the centers of the flowers.
  4. I cut the card front using my usual go-to die set: SSS Stitched Rectangles
  5. I stamped the sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh. Can’t get over her pretty handwriting either! ❤ [I do wish I stamped with the distress inks I used for the flowers instead of plan black, but that ship has sailed] LOL.

I *may* or *may not* have used a sheet of fun foam between the card front and card base. Also, I *may* or *may not* have heat embossed the sentiment. I cannot remember for the life of me, and I can’t tell from the pictures, but I can check with the person I sent it to, if you’re really curious. LOL

Annnnnd, I think that’s it! Please LMK if you have any questions! 🙂


Author: Stamp All The Things!

Hi there! Thank you for visiting! My name is Sphoorti. I know it's a hard name, so you can call me "Sporty", which is what a lot of people do (LOL). When I was in school, I'd know when the teacher was about to call on my name because he/she would pause and start saying, "I know I'm going to butcher this name...." Haha! I'd change my name to make it easier for everyone, but I love its meaning in my native language, which is "inspiration". I'm originally from South India, but I currently live near Los Angeles, CA and have been in the US for around 15 years (4 of which were when I was a teenager). When I was a teenager, I used to make my own cards. By "cards", I mean pieces of printer paper folded in half with confetti and stickers glued onto them, and sentiments written out with Gelly Roll pens. I'm not sure why I stopped (might have had something to do with my family moving back to India around that time), but in December 2016, I rediscovered the wonderful world of cardmaking and have been in love and hooked ever since! I was drawn to all the card drives that companies / other people have (for example, the Caring Hearts Card Drive (by Vera Yates), and the Altenew Celebrating Parents card drive), and have been spending a lot of my free time mass producing cards for them. Oh, and I just came across a new card drive called Cards for Little Hearts, and it's for the Nationwide Children's Hospital who are looking to send Birthday and Graduation cards to patients and I can't wait to start making cards for them as well. My day job is in Software - I'm a consultant. Not sure how I ended up here either, because my original dream was to become a pilot, but when I took the introductory course, I learned that my feet wouldn't reach the pedals because I'm too short. So, there went that dream! (I'm 5' tall in case you're wondering. :) ) My future goals as far as cardmaking goes include having my own YouTube channel, and also designing my own stamps (for which I'll need to learn new tools such as Adobe Illustrator - you'd think I know how to use this tool already being in the software field, but nope!). I've had a number of good ideas but I'm still looking into how to go about making / selling stamps. Oh, and one my goals was to start my own blog, and it looks like I'm about to reach that goal right now. Yay!

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