I designed this card for the South Burlington stamp club group. I wanted to take the opportunity to showcase a stamp set from the Occasions catalog. I actually received the pretty floral set at the November OnStage event, and this is the first time that I inked it up. Thankfully, the members of the club enjoyed the color combination and the pretty floral images from this set. Also, we’re getting a little sick of winter at this point, so it was nice to play with some flowers to lift our spirits.

I used this past sketch challenge layout as the guide for this card. I decided to feature this great set and I tried something a little different. I was hoping to show a progression of blooming from wee buds up to full bloom. For one of the images I had to work some stamp magic to create a fourth image in the series. For the next-to-last flower (bottom left), I first stamped the blooms that are in the upper right square. Then, for one of the blooms I stamped over with the individual stamp that I used for the flowers in the bottom right. Ta da!

I hope that you enjoyed my little flowers, and a lightening up from the doldrums of winter.

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