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Simon Says Stamp New Release Flora Background Stamp…

Hello! I was so happy to find this new Simon Says Stamp Flora Background stamp from the Mothers, Fathers, and Floral release in my mail box last week!  So pretty and fun to play with!

I have a couple things in mind for it but I ended up here, using the ‘old school’ chalkboard look again! I inked the Flora Background stamp with Versamark ink, in the MISTI and heat embossed it with Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder on black card-stock. I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz Distressing tool and went around the edges with Picket Fence Distress Paint.

I die cut the Single Roses, Banner and Painted Happy Birthday dies from heavy white card-stock.

I used three of the new Distress Oxide Inks. Pressed the pad to my craft mat, spritzed it with water and smooshed the flowers, leaves and banner in the different colors. I dried them in between smooshes with my heat tool.  I know…that sounds funny! lol

I looked through my Doodlebug Sprinkles and ended up using three of the matte colors…I like the matte finish with the oxide ink.

I attached the Birthday cuts to the banner with skinny cuts of foam mounting tape.  I love that the letters are thicker and you don’t have to cut and glue multiples together, you can just use mounting tape or squares! yay!

Then I attached the banner to the card with 3L thin mounting squares.  The flowers and leaves were next, 3L regular mounting squares for them.

I adhered the black finished panel to a 5 ½ inch square white card base.

Linking up to challenges…

SSS Flickr Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Happy Birthday

The Heart Desires Challenge #11


The Curtain Call Challenge – Speckled  (my flowers)


The Flower Challenge – SketchFCB5

The sun was shining so I was able to get bright pictures!  So happy with my new camera…if you need a new camera be sure to look at Nikon.  hehe  AND so happy to see the sun!

Have fun looking at the new release!  Some pretty stamps and dies once again.  Thanks for clicking over to my post!  Thank you so much for commenting too, I appreciate it and am always encouraged!

Links to the products I used to make my card…

19 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp New Release Flora Background Stamp…

  1. Beautiful, my friend. Love the colours against that background. It must be like having a birthday every time you find goodies just waiting for you to play with! xxx

  2. It is gorgeous! I love that stamped embossed on the black background! Makes such a good backdrop for the pretty cluster of roses! Beautiful card!!! … and photo! 😉

  3. Love your cluster of pink, water colored roses, the white embossing background frames them beautifully. I like how you off set the sketch just a bit with your die cut banner and fabulous sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez. DT

  4. You never cease to amaze me. You bring it every time! LOVE those flowers and the look you achieved with the Oxide inks. Also LOVE the matte sprinkles. I feel a need coming on… Fantastic design with the flag and the happy bday die cut. The colors are so soft and pretty, yet they pop on the awesome black background. Your camera is doing a beautiful job, too!

  5. Pam what a stunning creation. I can see why you like this new background stamp, if only they sold over here as well. Ahh well will have to settle with looking at other peoples creations. Love your card design and its perfect for our challenge. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

  6. I had to take a closer look of your FAB background… LOVE that you stamped in black and white! Just the perfect scenario for the gorgeous blooms!

  7. Awesome, Pam!!! Yes! Great work on the chalkboard effect, and you know I love those Matte sprinkles SO much– like can’t get enough of them, want to eat them (see my recent THD challenge post!!)– speaking of which, so glad you joined us in April and please play again in May!!! You rocked it!

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