This pretty flower (stamped 3 times) was in an exclusive stamp set offered July 1st - 31st. Oops! I forgot about that for an hour or so while making this card. But I decided to show it to you anyway because it gave me REASON TO SMILE, which oh-by-the-way, is the name of the set!
I used the So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker to color the petals, and the Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker to color the stems.
Then I cut slivers of the So Saffron Card Stock and threaded the button holes for another touch of color.
Also note the awesome antiqued background... It was achieved by using Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock in the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder, then rubbing a Designer Sanding Block over the top.
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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Reason To Smile Stamp Set (Discontinued), Loving Thoughts Stamp Set #125843-W / #125845-C, So Saffron Card Stock #105118, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock #127848, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker #119700, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker #119702, Stamping Sponge #101610, Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder #127821, Designer Sanding Block #124304, Natural Designer Button #127554, Glue Dots #103683.
So even though this set is not available now, you can pick a different flower and get a similar look. Then you'll also have a reason to smile.
Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator