witticisms by Jess Witty

September 10, 2011

Flower Fusion

Hello, there!

It's Papertrey Ink countdown time... yay!
It's my lucky job to bring you Flower Fusion #8, so without further adieu...

This set packs a punch for only 5 bucks.  I'm pretty taken with the shape of the flowers in this set... I love the way the images can work together (one on top of another) or separately (as I've shown here). 

I've also found that this set works particularly well with some of PTI's other stem images.  This set of stems is from Botanical Silhouettes... I think the dainty stems seem like a perfect match for these flowers.

The sentiment fits really well right at the bottom of the Mat Stack 3 die.

I like how this one takes Flower Fusion in a bit more elegant direction.

Up next is a bit of a departure for the Flower Fusion series...

Flower Fusion goes butterfly :)

I just could not escape the thought that this flower image might resemble a butterfly in flight.

To really play off of that idea, I embossed it with bright yellow powder on true black cardstock.  (The Flower Fusion die was super handy for this one.)  I also added a little stick pin and button body to really complete the look.  A sentiment and flight trail from Happy Trails brings everything together.

 Attaching a stick pin can be a bit tricky, so here's a little tip in picture form...

Just wrap the pin with scor-tape.  That gives you a little tape flag which makes it super easy to stick on to the back of the butterfly.

One other sweet thing about this set is that it's sorta like having at least 3 flower images instead of 2...

See?  I just stamped the solid image three times to make a larger image. 

My watercolors made an appearance on this one.  I stamped the flower "petals" with Scarlet Jewel ink, then went over the stamped images with a waterbrush to fill them out a bit and add some depth... totally digging how that technique works with this set :)

For the sentiment on this one, I went a little out of the box and used a happy holidays sentiment from the new Stylish Sentiments: Holiday set.  I inked up just the "happy" part, left the "holidays" part uninked and stamped away. 

That's it for me today but I'll be back tomorrow with the rest of the design team for another fun post!
Later, friends!

{Just Dandy} card
Stamps - Flower Fusion #8, Botanical Silhouettes
Cardstock - Simply Chartreuse, Linen Vellum Cardstock
Ink - VersaMark, Dark Chocolate
Die - Mat Stack 3
Ribbon - Orange Zest
Other - Zing Embossing Powder in Mustard (American Crafts), Rhinestones

{Take Flight} card
Stamps - Flower Fusion #8, Happy Trails
Cardstock - White, True Black
Ink - True Black, VersaMark
Dies - Flower Fusion #7, Clouds

{Happy Happy Happy} card
Stamps - Flower Fusion #8, Daydreamer
Cardstock - White, Summer Sunrise
Ink - Scarlet Jewel, True Black, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz
Other - Vintage buttons, watercolors, waterbrush


Unknown said...

every release you blow me away! *sigh*
love the butterfly!!! beautiful cards as usual. thanks for the inspiration :)

kksb said...

Incredible cards! Clever and delightful butterfly.

Tittakv said...

Lovely cards! The last one is my favorite, what a clever way to use the stamp.

Wendy said...

Jess, you are SO creative! Love what you've done with these stamps. I especially love the 3rd card. So pretty! Thought I could do without this set 'til I saw your projects -thanks for enabling me! Lol...

McStamper said...

Great cards. The butterfly is so cute.

Gabby said...

Love all of Mel's FF sets and this set, FF #8 is fantastic! You have showcased it very nicely. TFS such neat projects. :)

Unknown said...

Cute! Love your flower-turned-butterfly idea. Truly clever!!

Jill Norwood said...

Jess you are truly inspired - I love the versatility you showed with this set! Your cards are gorgeous! Can't wait to get this one and try it out! :)

Suzanne Russell said...

I thought of the butterfly too! Thanks for all of these beautiful projects!

jan metcalf said...

Your butterfly is very clever! Love the pin as a body!

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

Jess, I love how you always show us something totally different and unique using the same stamps as everyone else. You show us how to make our stamps go a little further. Thanks for thinking outside the box :)

Laura said...

Just so creative, love the butterfly idea but really like all the cards. The first time I saw the flower fusion 8 I love it and now you gave me more reasons too!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love the way you used rhinestones to look like seeds blowing away and the butterfly and the bit of watercolor........and I love your work, as always!

BeverlyBL said...

These are all such creative ways to use Flower Fusion #8. I would have certainly never thought of them on my own. Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

jintyoo7 said...

Clever and such pretty ideas!

Ruth S said...

Fabulous ideas Jess! I love the inspiration ;)

Tigriswillreign said...

These are fabulous projects!
I was hoping you wouldn't mind adding the Follow by Email gadget to your sidebar... Would love to get your posts to my Inbox!

Kara said...

love the "butterfly"...so cool!!

dstandard said...

Fabulous and that butterfly is awesome!

Denise E said...

I need to borrow a little of your brain power...just for a day! WOW...you have the most amazing ideas...a butterfly, really? Who, besides you, of course, would've thought that? And, it's gorgeous. And the three piece flower...simply beautiful. You've definitely made me want this set even more. THANKS for the inspiration! You rock!

Amber said...

Um - please forgive me for being way late to this party! I have gotten so behind on blog reading!!! Ok...with that out of the way - these card are faboosh! I'm sure you already know that, but I thought I'd say it anyway! I would like to be J. Witty when I grow up!!