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Oct 2015 Paper Pumpkin: Blissful Bouquet Additional Ideas PDF

I got to play a little bit more with the Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin.  For me, the best part of this kit was the stamp set...it's a keeper!  Here's a couple more ideas for you, as well as a printable PDF.

October 2015 Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas PDF by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup 

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Hawaiian Thanks Card

October 2015 Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas PDF by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

For the card above, I just started stamping and filling in space.  I actually didn't like it at first.  But when I came back to it, I did a little trimming and added it to a Whisper White Note Card & Envelope and it worked for me.  It almost has an Hawaiian feel to it...don't you think?

Tips for creating a soft blended look to line-stamped images:

  • After stamping each image, use a blender pen to quickly wash over the image.
  • Don't wait until all the stamping is done, as the stamped images will already be dried and there won't be any "wet" ink to move around.  Essentially - stamp & blend, stamp & blend and so on.
  • Also - don't "over blend", as the paper will "pill".  Just a quick swipe back and forth, once or twice will do the trick.

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Flower Medallion Thanks Card

October 2015 Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas PDF by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup 

For this card, I used the same blending coloring trick for the leaves and flowers on the large panel (see tips above).  However, for the small flower medallion...stamp the flower and stem images with the Basic Gray Stampin' Spot (included in the kit).  Then use Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink to color with the Blender Pen.

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Triple Flower Note Card 

October 2015 Blissful Bouquet Paper Pumpkin alternate ideas PDF by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

I shared this quick and cute card on Wednesday here.  All three cards are included the instructional PDF below.  

Download: Dawn's Blissful Bouquet Projects PDF

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