I have a confession to make. I bought this Stampin' Up embosslit: Flower Burst. When it arrived I zipped it through my Big Shot then thought 'hmmm, what on earth am I going to do with that!?' (I think the flu had taken my creative energies away!)
So it was off to Google to see if someone else out there in blogland had been a bit inspired by this little embosslit. And of course they had. Isn't that one of the nice things about Stampin' Up! You can just google your product and boom - a wealth of ideas for ways to use it. I found this card by Dayanna Donng and it was just the inspiration I needed.
I used my flower burst embosslit to cut and emboss three flowers from some of the lovely Concord Crush patterned DSP. Then I grabbed a sanding block and sanded off the top layer of paper to reveal the white core and highlight the petals. See what a difference it makes.
And here's the finished card.
I've used my favourite new purple Concord Crush. It looks great teamed with an old favourite 'Old Olive.' I love the Little Leaves Sizzlit so have popped some of those on with my trio of flowers. And that Top Note die is always handy.
I just wanted a small greeting so used the Thank You from Silhouette Sentiments (one of the hostess sets on page 11.) Those little stamped leaves are from one of the stamps from this set too.
The dotty Concord Crush paper is from the DSP Pack on page 11 - another Level 1 Hostess option. Host a workshop or place a $300+ order to select one of the Level 1 hostess sets for free, plus $30 to spend.
I found another fabulous idea for this little embosslit while I was having a little blog browse so will be back very soon to share that one with you.
CraftExpo: Starts Thursday
OK I'd best be getting back to my CraftExpo packing. We're setting up the stand tomorrow and I can't wait to see how it looks - the posters I've got here from the girls look fabulous.
CraftExpo is on from Thursday til Sunday, 10 am - 4.30pm each day at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton. Stop by our stand if you come for a visit. You'll find me there Friday and Sunday, and a great team of girls every day.
When my two (Hannah 7 and Jack 4) are needing some ideas for crafts they don't google - they head off to check out Mr Maker - definitely the favourite TV show in our house right now. We found a Mr Maker book on the school holidays and have been trying out some of his fabulous craft ideas.
I liked this one because it only needed paper towels and food colouring - nice and easy!
Fold up the paper towel and dip each corner into a different colour. It is fun watching it soak up.
Between my craft show preparations and the kids' Mr Maker creations - our house is looking rather like a crafts tornado has been through it! Aaahhh, its all fun isn't it. Who needs clean and tidy? Going for messy and happy here this week!
See you soon for my next Flower Burst dose of inspiration!