Hi and happy Friday! It’s Lisa here, and I’m sharing a card made with a stamp that is very dear to me: the Pom Pom Flower! You see, I sketched out the idea for this flower, and then Rick, one of our graphic design geniuses made it real!
When I sketched it out I had this idea that it was like a giant pom pom. And then when we were planning out our challenge themes for this month it was like a lightening bolt went off in my mind, and I knew I wanted to make a pom pom to go in the center for the “make your own embellishments” theme! Wah!
I used a little trick that I picked up here on pinterest — wrap the twine around a FORK!
By wrapping around a fork, you can easily slip a piece of twine between the tines to tie the loops together. Brilliant! (See the full pinterest link for a step-by-step visual.)
I wanted to keep the pom pom kinda loose to go with the flower, and also make it where it could flatten to go in an envelope, so I didn’t add too many loops around the fork. Then I just cut the loops, fluffed it up and ta dah!
And in case you were wondering, I used some of the NEW inks that came out in the Holiday catalog to stamp this card, and then I also used them to color the flower and leaves, too. I just pressed the ink pad on a craft sheet to make a splotch of color, misted it with water, and picked it up with a waterbrush.
- Orange Soda Mid-tone Shadow Ink
- Soft Olive Shadow Ink
- and a new favorite of all of us Hero artists — Tide Pool – for the message! This pool is deeper than our current Soft Pool and matches our notecards perfectly. Love. It.
Love how coloring with the inks in this way adds a soft feel to the card, and love these colors! And did you know that Shari came up with the colors? Just wait until you see the Soft Granite, it’s another fast fave.
Hope you have a stampy great weekend, and hope to see ya over on pinterest!