I just purchased the new "Spring Flowers" embossing folder, made by Sizzix for Stampin' Up! I could hardly wait to get it and see how well it would work with a couple of much older watermark and open flower stamps I've reserved in my crafting collection. After using the folder on cardstock, I used a brayer with some navy colored ink and gently rolled it across the raised flowers. The background cardstock was stamped with French script, polka dots, and flowers, then I sponged the piece to tone down the brightness and help bring the colors together. The vertical, narrow strip of white cardstock was treated in a similar manner. I enjoy embellishing embellishments (a tongue twister!), so I added some bling to the center of the flower brad to tie-in to those found on the dragonfly cabachon. The following card serves as the finished product:
613 Avenue Create #122 Anything Goes: Create Something Feminine
Mojo Monday #396 Tall and Skinny
Simon Says Stamp Wednesdays Anything Goes
Sothern Ridge Trading Company Spring
Papers: Whisper White DSP (Stampin' Up!), Regal Rose CS (Stampin' Up!), Rich Razzleberry CS (Stampin' Up!), Pink Pirouette CS (Stampin' Up!), Night of Navy CS (Stampin' Up!), Regals Patterns Stack DSP in Night Navy (Stampin' Up!).
Inks: Rose Romance (Stampin' Up!), Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!), Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!), Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!).
Stamp(s): French Script Background (Stampin' Up!), Polka Dots Background (Stampin' Up!), Fast Flowers (Stampin' Up!), Watercolor Joy (Stampin' Up!).
Punches: Medium Scallop Circle (Stampin' Up!), 1/8" Circle (Stampin' Up!), 2-Step Bird (Stampin' Up!), Crimper (Stampin' Up!).
Cuttlebug/Big Shot: Spring Flowers Emboss Folder (Stampin' Up! by Sizzix).
Embellishments: Dragonflies Cabachons (Jolee's Boutique by EK Success), Bling Rhinestones (Recollections for Michael's), 5/8" Navy Organdy Ribbon (Sheer Creations for Michaels), Flower Regals Brad(s) (Stampin' Up!)