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Retro Mosaic Madness

Hello dear stampers! Today I’m going back in time with a retro card I made up for a friend’s birthday. I used the retired Mosaic grouping of products – Mosaic Madness Stamp Set, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder and Mosaic Punch. I almost sold this group but changed my mind and I’m so happy I kept it.


There are a lot of details in this card but that’s what makes it so unique. I also used the retired Scallop Trim Border Punch (another one I’ll be keeping for a long, long time).



So…do you see the NEW Happy Birthday Thinlit? Can you tell I’m crazy about this die! This card has a lot of old and a bit of new.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Mosaic Madness (R)

Ink – Bermuda Bay

Paper – Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Accessories – Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (R), Mosaic Punch (R), Scallop Trim Border Punch (R), Happy Birthday Thinlit, Pearl Basic Jewels, White Satin Ribbon


Now I need to explore this same idea with the Eastern Palace Suite. Did you order yours yet?

Until my next blog…Happy Stamping!


Sculpted Pansies

This is the card that I shared at our quarterly gathering of Peggy’s Sweet Stampers today. I demonstrated how to make sculpted flowers and it was great fun. It’s such an easy process but the end result is so elegant.


First I stamped all the flowers and leaves with Staz-on black ink. Next I painted them all with my ink pads and aqua painters. After they dried I fussy cut each one (the flowers have matching punches which can also be used), then spritzed the back of each (one at a time) with the Stampin’ Spritzer. While wet I used sculpting tools – either Heartfelt Creations or McGill (Amazon). These tools include round ends of various sizes to shape the flowers and leaves. Last I turned over to good side and pushed in the centers to make the flowers “pop” out.


I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere both the pansy to card and petite flowers to pansy. I used glue dots on just the end of the leaves and placed using tweezers to get under the flowers.


I colored the center of the small flower with Daffodil Delight even though I knew I’d cover most of it with a pearl. This technique really brings the flowers to life. They are much prettier in person…the photo just can’t do it justice. 

Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Falling Flowers, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Birthday Blooms

Ink – Staz-on Black, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzaz, Wild Wasabi, Stampin’ Write markers – Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi

Paper – Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories – Pansy Punch, Petite Petals, Project Life Corner, Aqua Painters, Stampin’ Spritzer, Pearl Basic Jewels

This technique makes cards so stunning. You really should try it. The only thing you have to worry about is mailing since it will flatten out if you put it in a regular envelope. I suggest a card box.

My next sculpted flower card will use just the flowers from the stamp set Falling Flowers. I’ll be sure to post so that you can see a different type flower.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!