Gardenias X 3

Hello friends & happy Fri-YAY!! Brenda, here with you today!! Do you have exciting plans for the weekend? I have a girl’s weekend planned that involves lots of shopping with my best friend!!

I have three cards to share with you today!! They may look like they have absolutely nothing in common, but that’s not true. They are all made with a stamp that has gardenias in it!! By changing up the colors of the gardenias, you can make them into any flower to suit your occasion!

Let’s get started!!

My first card features the stunning Gardenia Garden Cling Background Stamp.


I stamped the Gardenia Background Cling Stamp onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and colored it with Copic markers. I added a little colored pencil detail and trimmed the panel slightly. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Gardenia Wishes onto a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the floral panel, adhering it to the back. A sprinkling of Glass Slippers Round Confetti was the perfect finishing touch! I LOVE these background cling stamps…they take the guesswork out of the card layout for you!!



Next, I turned the Gardenia Wishes stamp into a Christmas card by coloring the gardenias red.


I stamped the large cluster from the Gardenia Wishes stamp set onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and colored it with Copic markers and colored pencils. The image was cut with the Gardenia Wishes Coordinating Dies. I quickly watercolored a background panel and added some splatters. I trimmed the top and bottom slightly and backed it with black cardstock. The sentiment, from Blizzard Hugs, was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and trimmed. The gardenia cluster and the sentiment block were popped up with foam adhesive, for lots of dimension. I used a mix of Sugar Cookie and Deck the Halls Couture Mixes to add some shine!



My last card uses the Certificate of Awesomeness set.


If you look closely, some of the flowers in the vines are gardenias. This time I colored them yellow! I heat embossed the largest image in the Certificate of Awesomeness set twice with gold embossing powder onto Bristol paper. I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (including the background), and cut them out with the Certificate Coordinating Dies. I chose a panel of navy cardstock and gold heat embossed the wording from Certificate of Awesomeness in the center. The florals were adhered with foam adhesive and a few Medallion Gold Sequins were added for some bling!



That’s it for me today!! I hope I have inspired you to color your floral stamps to suit your occasion!!

Have a great weekend!!

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