Thinking of you with Blissful Blooms

I’m still working on alternative ideas to this month’s Blissful Blooms Paper Pumpkin kit. Today’s card uses the FMS348 sketch from several weeks ago for the layout.

I started with the below card base and cut it the front off (be sure to save the back for another card idea). Then I cut the card front across the top into a 1-3/4″ strip and did the same thing from the bottom. That left me with the center strip for another card idea.  I then cut the top and bottom strips into 1-3/4″ squares, cutting from each side. This gave me the four 1-3/4″ squares I needed for my card and left me with 2 small pieces. Not sure what I will do with them, but give me a couple of days to think of a way to use them!

Here’s the results. The heart is from a scrap of Blackberry Bliss, the greeting is stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink and I added the Share What You Love artisan pearls for bedazzle. I stamped the greeting onto the card (before I dry embossed it with the Subtle TIEF).

And, an incredible tip/find – as I was picking up my greeting stamp, it accidentally slipped and dropped back onto the card. Sigh…now I had a faint image towards the bottom. I thought I would have to start, but wait. I saw my new Simply Shammy sitting on my craft table. I thought if it takes the ink off stamps, will it remove it from a cardbase? Worth a try before I had to redo the card. It WORKED!! Amazing! Now, my boo-boo image was light, but I carefully wiped it with the Simply Shammy and it disappeared. Not sure it will work on darker boo-boos, but you have to get one of these, if you haven’t already ordered one!

Here’s the additional supplies I used to make this alternative card. The punch set is retired, but you can cut a circle instead.

Let me if know if you try the Simply Shammy trick and whether it works! Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow I’ll show you how I used that middle piece in another card.

Don’t forget these specials – only good through Friday, August 31!


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