Pretty Petal Pizzazz!

I’m sure many of my regular customers would have heard me talk about neglected stamp sets.  We all have them… You know you love them, you just had to have them, but once you got them you haven’t used them as much as you expected to, certain other stamp sets just seem to always get in the way.  This has kinda been the case for Petal Pizzazz.  It is certainly my favourite stamp set to use when decorating wrapping paper but I just haven’t used as much as I would like for cards.  To start to rectify that situation I decided to design a card with it for a couple of recent classes.

I needed a card to showcase the babywipe/reinker technique.  Petal Pizzazz is perfect for that as it is large solid images.  I found two cards for inspiration here and here, then this is what I came up with…

There is quite a lot of cutting, our Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips are perfect due to their sharp tip for getting into all those fiddly corners.  Cardstock is Melon Mambo and Whisper White.   I have used the Big Shot to cut the Scallop Circle and to emboss the dots across the background of the card.  The spiral punch has been used to cut the decorative edge along the bottom of the card.  I have also added some of the pom pom trim from the Autumn/Winter Mini.  The colours I have used for inking the babywipe are Rose Red, Tangarine Tango, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry.  For the leaves I used Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss (retired).  The DSP is Sweet and Sour, the flowers are held together with a Rhinestone Brad.

Happy Stampin

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