Anniversary Bouquet

This week we at Double Trouble are partnering again with Crafting Happiness for their challenge #50 whose theme is "red".  Our Double Trouble theme is "Brown Bag It Day". So my background is craft brown. All the red/pink on the flowers were made by either multiple stamping using my stamp positioner, or stamping off one time on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on my cardstock to create a lighter shade.
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The flowers were all die-cut using the matching dies to the Stampin' Up! (SU) "Beautiful Bouquet" stamps. They were attached to the die-cut stems using glue dots so they didn't lay flat on the background. This gave them more of a 3D look.

I chose to use jute twine for the bow because it felt right along with the "craft" theme. The little red epoxy heart was colored using a red Copic marker.

The anniversary sentiment was stamped in black using a stamp from the same "Beautiful Bouquet" set.

I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "2" out of a possible "5". With the matching stamps and dies, it goes really easy.

Stamps: SU Beautiful Bouquet
Paper: SU Real Red, Kraft, Whisper White
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Real Red, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic R24 Marker
Accessories: SU Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Jute Twine, SU Epoxy Hearts, SU Stamparatus
Techniques: Die Cutting


  1. Love the shades and techniques you used for the variable colors of red and pink on your floral bouquet... and love the layers accenting the dimension of the floral. Beautiful card.

  2. I have been looking at these stamps and dies... and I love what you did with them. Perfectly lovely on the Kraft background, Donna!

  3. Very pretty, red looks so good with kraft. Nice job, I saw your cute little skate boarder girl was the top pick last week! 😊

    1. Thank you, Melanie! Thanks also for letting me know my skate boarder card was a top pick! I hadn't even checked yet :-)

  4. I love the collection of red and pink flowers agains the kraft - they stand out so well against that neutral background.

    1. Thank you Alyson. I actually made TWO cards for this challenge before deciding which one to use!


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