21 September 2016

STAMPtember | Layered Chrysanthemums

Hello there, today is Clearly Besotted day over at Simon Says Stamp. Clearly Besotted have collaborated with SSS for a special STAMPtember set.

This set is exclusive to Simon and is available in limited quantities. It's a stunning one - Layered Chrysanthemums.

For my card, I started off by cutting a piece of white cardstock using the thin frame die from the SSS Frames die collection. I then cut this another three times from black cardstock. I took the white inside piece and stamped the chrysanthemums on to it using shades of yellow ink. As the name suggests, they are layering stamps. I stamped the solid image with a light yellow, the second layer with a mid-tone and then the smaller/detail image with the dark shade. I masked off as I went and stamped the leaves with shades of green ink. I find a stamp positioner helps when layering these stamps.
I took the sentiment from the same set and stamped this along the bottom of the piece with black ink. This panel was added to a white A2 card base with ATG. I then stacked the thin frame pieces up with Quickie Glue pen. These were then added to the card. To finish off, I added clear Wink of Stella on to the darkest parts of the flowers. It's difficult to see in the photos but I think it finishes off the card perfectly.


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I thought about adding sequins or other embellishments to the card but I found I liked it as it is. I think it shows the stunning flowers off. For more information on the set, please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Wow! Love the designed simplicity of the blooms. You really show them off so gorgeously! xx

  2. It's perfect as it is! Gorgeous - and I love the different yellows that work so well together. Stunning.mxx

  3. This is just beautiful Michelle. I can't see the Wink of Stella but I am sure IRL it IS beautiful!

  4. Came over from Simon to tell you how beautiful this is. Love those layered stamps!

  5. So beautiful. I love the elegant look and the colors used.

  6. Beautiful - I love the soft creamy yellow colours on this. Another beauty from Clearly Besotted and a lovely birthday card for someone :)

  7. Love it! Simple, dainty and elegant. I find quite interesting using layered stamps but maybe I'd have to practice in advance to get a precise result. Definitely I want to try!


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