Check out the CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop Featuring Just Bloom Flowers!

Welcome, welcome, welcome.  I am participating in the June 2010 Blog Hop featuring  each of the participating CTMH Consultants spotlighting our Just Bloom Paper Flowers.  If you are getting here from Jenifer Benner's Blog, you are in the right place. 

For my card, I used a pattern in our Originals Card Confidence Program called "Puzzle Backdrop".  I also tried a cool technique for coloring my Just Blooms Paper Flowers.  I used 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and a small squirt bottle.  To that I added my Crystal Blue Reinker until I had the shade of blue I wanted.  Then I sprayed my flower (sitting on a paper towel to protect my counter) until it was covered well.  Because I used alcohol instead of water I was able to use my flower in about 10 minutes.  The alcohol evaporates faster than water and it doesn't cause my flower to be misshapen like it sometimes is when I dunk it in a water/reinker mixture to color it.

The paper used is from our My Reflections Caboodle Level 2 Paper Pack.  In the middle of the flowers you will see the new Irresistibles Pizzazz Chipboard Die Cuts.  I love these because all you do is apply the color you want with a sponge dauber and then VOILA! the design appears.  This is just so chic and incredibly easy to use to add that extra little touch to your artwork!  See, I also used the leaves from the same set!

Products Used
  • Stamps: D1306 Treasure Life
  • Pattern:  Original - Puzzle Backdrop
  • Paper:  Caboodle My Reflections Level 2 Paper Pack (X7121B)
  • Inks:  Cocoa (Z2114), Sorbet (Z2164), Sweet Leaf (Z2153), and Topiary (Z2155); Crystal Blue Reinker (Z2217)
  • Embellishments:  Splendor Designer Brads (Z1317), Just Blooms Spring Blossoms (Z1266), and Irresistibles Pizzazz (Z1307)
  • Other Products:  Adhesive, Piercing Tool Kit (Z1114), Sponge Dauber (Z726) and foam pop dots.
 If you are ready to move on, then head on over to  Debra Van Patten's Blog.


  1. I love the way your dyed flowers came out. Nice card.

  2. I like the colour you chose to dye your flowers. Crystal Blue is just gorgeous. You did a beautiful job on this card...

  3. What a fun card it is so bright and cheery

  4. Lovely blue flowers - so pretty!

  5. This card is so bright and cheery. :)

  6. Thanks for sharing a great dying technique! I love your bright flowers!

  7. love the irresitables in the center

  8. Love the blue flowers! Thanks for sharing your technique. :) Kristie

  9. Love how the color is making them pop out!!! Very pretty!!

  10. Those blue flowers are sensational! Cute card!

  11. So pretty!! I love "crystal blue"...I just used it on a wedding favor gift.
    these cards are precious!


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