Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

I have a Love-Hate relationship going with Betsy. I really don't care for her very much, but everyone else seems to love her! I decided last week that I was going to work on making myself a better person, and try to find some beauty in Betsy. So I sat down one day and tried to see how many fabulous things I could create with a little inspiration... from none other than Betsy. I will be sharing some of those inspirations in the days to come, but here's one that I kinda like:

I began by stamping the dahlias in Calypso Coral in just a few spots on the front of the card. I have really come to love this color, and will be sad to see it retire next year, so I'm just warning you that it'll probably get a lot of use in the coming months!

Next I stamped the branch in Gumball Green. Since I was going for more of a muted look here, I off-stamped the image on scrap paper first. I stamped the little bird in Pool Party (another of my favs!)

Then using some scraps of white (I seem to be a scrap hoarder - anyone else out there? tee-hee) I stamped the little blossoms in So Saffron and cut them out to layer on top of the dahlias.

Lastly I took another scrap-this time in Pool Party- and used my Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border to add a teeny bit of dimension to the bottom of my card. And since I really dislike throwing away anything that is the littlest bit usable, I even added the teeny leftover piece from the punch!

I just noticed that photo looks a little crooked and askew. Guess it kinda matches the lopsided ribbon at the bottom, hehe. Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit again this week to see other ways I've been able to put Betsy to use!


  1. Pretty card. Those colors look great together! I'll be honest with you -- I have a hard time using this set as well!

  2. That is a great color combination! It is a difficult set to use to start with. The more I work with it, it seems to get easier to work with.

  3. I have a love/hate thing going with this stamp set too. Glad I'm not the only one. LOL. I do like what you did with it here. :)

  4. Wow, funny how we all feel the same way about this set, lol! Great colors on this card, and I admire your challenge to yourself. Time to make Betsy's Blooms yours ;)
    (I confess to having FOUR large plastic file holders full of scraps- each color has it's own file. They get pretty hard to close sometime)

  5. I am soo not a Betsy fan ... but this was cute! Great job tackling a set you didn't care for.


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