Hello and welcome to this month’s Stampers Showcase Blog Hop.  This month our theme is Spring/Floral.  So I had one card made and ready to go but really didn’t like it.  So after a lot of thinking about showing it or not last night about 7:30 I decided to scrap the original card and go with something completely different.  So for my new card for today’s blog hop I went with a new set that will be coming in the 2019 Annual Catalog but paired it with some retiring favorites and some things that are carrying over as well.  I picked the new Bloom & Grow stamp set and matching dies to do my card.  Here’s a look at my card.

The Bloom & Grow stamp set is a wonderful floral themed set that has three different large floral images along with wonderful sentiments.  The matching dies not only cuts out the flower sprays but there are two dies that cut out two openings that allow you to stick the sprays into.  I stamped the sprays in memento tuxedo black ink so that I could use my Stampin’ Blends to color the sprays.

For the coloring I used Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends in light and dark.  Once I had them colored I cut them out using the matching dies. My card base is a piece of Mango Melody (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  I added a piece of whisper white that was cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 to which I added a piece of Lovely Lipstick DSP (4 x 5 1/4).  I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and used the 2018-2020 In Color embossing powder in Lovely Lipstick (which is on the retiring list) and them embossed it with my Heat Tool.  I added this strip between each floral spray and added a few rhinestones just to add a little sparkle.

Thanks for dropping by I hope that you have enjoyed my card today.  I hope that you have fun hopping along with the rest of the hoppers today.  Sue Vine from Australia is next on the hop today so I hope that you hop on over there and check out what she has created for this month’s hop.  I know it’s going to be great.

Happy Stampin’ 
Rick Adkins 

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