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22 February 2011

Water Lily Congrats/PPC #49

Over at PPC they are celebrating their first anniversary. So in addition to having a color challenge (Mellon Mambo, Garden Green, Whisper White, & Basic Gray) they also asked for anniversary themed cards. I found that I just kept adding petals to my Build-a-Blossom creation so that, in the end, it felt a lot like a water lily. Then, it just needed a couple of lily pads! To create those I just ran a couple of 2 1/2" Circles through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines folder. No problem. I embossed the sentiment with silver emboss powder to really make it stand out. I do have a confession to make though. I wish I would have gotten the Curly Cute set in wood mount rather than clear. Typically I have no problem with our stamps staying on the block, but these really challenge me. I'm not sure if it's because they have so little surface area to stay connected compared to their length or what the deal is with them, but they're the only ones that tend to come off while I'm stamping. In short, my strong recommendation with this set is to go for wood! However, my Build a Blossom set is also clear and it never gives me any problems. Hmmm...I'm thinking the long & skinny stamps are just not quite perfect for the clear format. I'm so glad we have the choice of both!


  1. cute card! I really like the flower and the embossed circular leaves. Thanks for joining PPC for our Anniversary this week & don't forget to check out the PPC DT for their giveaways!
    ~Paula - PPC DT

  2. Your card is fabby! I love the flowers and your embossing rocks. Thanks for sharing your card with us and sharing in our joy at PPC.

    Tamie - PPC DT

  3. A very pretty card! I do hope we get this set this year. I love how you have made the flower and put the embossed circles behind it.

  4. Neat flower!!! Thanks for playing with us at PPC this week :)


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