You may have heard or read that you can take inspiration for your cards and scrapbook pages from many places. Here is an example for you of taking inspiration from nature! After seeing this beautiful field of bluebonnets, I got the idea to make this card using the Stampin’ Up! set “Blossoms Abound” on page 99 of the catalog. If you look at the set, you will see the stamps are meant to hang down, maybe like wisteria…or even a bunch of grapes! But I pointed the stamp upward to resemble the bluebonnets. I have to admit I got carried away and could have stamped less and made it look more like individual flower stalks, but I still am pleased with the card. Sometimes you have to know when to stop, though! This set is one with “two-step stamping”, if you like. I stamped a very light color first with one stamp, the overstamped with another with darker colors. I just scribbled on the stamp with different colors of SU markers. Once the wildflowers were finished the card needed something…luckily I thought of using the butterfly from “Priceless” on page 108 of the SU catalog. Can there be a more beautiful and versatile stamp set?! A little glitter never hurts, and I also popped it up with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The words are from “Sincere Salutations” on page 149, another set I turn to again and again.
Sadly, I think the bluebonnet season is over here in southwest Houston. The ones in the backyard are finished for sure. I’m hopeful there are still other varieties of wildflowers out there along the highways that we will get to enjoy in a couple of weeks.