Pink & Blue Floral – Tutorial #201 and a Blog Candy Winner


Hey there everyone,  I’m back from Arkansas.  Thank you Linda Carson for hosting me while I was there.  Also thank you to the wonderful ladies that attended my workshops.  I had a great time.

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I drove 12 hours to reach Arkansas. Here are a few sites that I seen along the way.  A couple of these where taken as I was doing 70 miles an hour down the Inter State, lol.  Don’t do this!

St. Louis


Maramec Springs Park in Missouri



Open Road . . .  . . . . . .


I took lots and lots of pictures, but I will not bore you with them.  Let’s get on to more important stuff like the Blog Candy winner. . . .

The random number generator selected. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .

Dawn Frost who wrote “Have fun driving for 12 hours tomorrow. I hate driving more than 2 hours at a time! My hat goes off to you. Thank you so much for a chance to win some blog candy. Have fun at your workshop.”

Congratulations Dawn, please e-mail your address to mzindorf@ and I will pop these in the mail to you.


Thanks to all 435 of you that played along!  As always I wish I had a set to send each of you.

Now on with the tutorial :)


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Friends 24-7
Paper: Stampin’ Up Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White
Ink: Stampin’ Up Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Brayer, Clear embossing powder, Heat Gun, Stampin’ Up Markers, Piercing Tools and Stampin’ Up Mat Pack, Versmark Marker and Pad, Photo Corner Punch, Brads

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Stamped Flourish 5 times with Versamark only on a 3.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.  Heat embossed embossed the images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun. 



Stamped the flowers twice by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then Always Artichoke ink before stamping.


Heat embossed the flower images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  Colored the stems and leaves with an Old Olive marker.


Colored the flowers in with a Blush Blossom marker.


Added Rose Red marker to the flowers.


Went over the flowers again with the Blush Blossom marker to blend the two colors together.


Colored over the flowers, leaves and stems with a Versamark marker and then heat embossed the images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Brayered Baja Breeze ink on the card stock at an angle.


Brayered Not Quite Navy ink on the card stock at an angle, not covering the Baja Breeze ink entirely.


Wiped the ink off of my embossed images with an old cotton cloth.


Extended my flower stem with an Old Olive Marker.


Assembled card front and added a white punched Photo Corner, brads and pierced along each side of my white panel using a piercing tool and Stampin’ Up Mat Pack.


Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


May your day be full of sweet smelling blossoms!

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . .



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20 responses to “Pink & Blue Floral – Tutorial #201 and a Blog Candy Winner

  1. Geeze Michelle…look at all the workshops you’re doing. How fun for you to see American and meet such great people. You should write a book about your travels and the people you meet on the way…just a thought. :)

  2. One day I am going to win something :). I love your pictures, how beautiful. And now to this card :), it is just beautiful, it just amazes me how you come up with so many ideas, but I am glad you and that you share them with us.

  3. Michelle,

    This card is great.

    I had to laugh about taking pictures while speeding down the highway, I did the same thing a few years ago while traveling in Utah. I actually ended up on the wrong highway and had to back track because I was taking a picture and when I looked up again I was in the exit lane for I-15 south, needed I-80 east Oooops :-)

    Thanks for another great tutorial

  4. Hi Michelle:

    This card is beautiful! How do you do it? Travel like you do and then take the time to be so creative…it is amazing.

    Have a fantastic day!

  5. I finally purchased myself a brayer, but haven’t tried to use it yet…this card is lovely and just might convince me to ink it up!

    Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials Michelle!


  6. Beaautiful as always. I love the colors.

  7. Gidget-Trish

    I love this card! You come up with the best ideas. I’m glad you had a good trip.

  8. Congratulations Dawn!!! Michelle I enjoyed the photos you shared of your trip. Glad you are back and love this tutorial!

  9. I do not use my brayer enough, but after seeing this simply awesome card, I am inspired to try!

    Thanks for sharing a beautiful card.

  10. Hi Michelle..I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop last Friday. The time flew by and I feel like I learned so much, Thank You! It was a pleasure to meet you :~)

  11. Hey Michelle, Enjoyed the class this weekend. I got a chance to create tonight and took a shot at the techniques you taught this weekend. I didn’t like my paper too well, but it did a decent job for what I was after. Check it out on my blog.

  12. Gorgeous card! Welcome back. When you took a picture of the Arch you were about 30 minutes away from where I live. Did you have someone traveling with you? Twelve hours is a long drive by yourself. Glad you’re back.

  13. this is incredible… where do you come up with these beautiful ideas! love it.

  14. Beautiful card Michelle – so are your photos!

  15. Beautiful card as always….

    I left an award for you on my blog to let you know how much you’ve inspired me and make me smile with your beautiful work..

    If you scroll down just a little and on to the next page, you’ll see some of my brayer work that I learned from you… such great tutorials… Thanks

  16. Wonderful card! But what a bummer – you were only 8 MILES from my house when you stopped at Meramec Springs Park!!!!!! If I’d known, I would have grabbed my brayer and run right over to see you! LOL Thanks for sharing all these wonderful tutorials with us!

  17. CherylQuilts at SCS

    Wow, a great tutorial! I just might try this…you really made it clear and seem doable…for me! Thanks! Your work is exquisite!

  18. Hello Michelle,
    I already thought you are ill. 😉 Because no new cards came. If it is to be looked, nevertheless, every day for me a highlight at your Blog. *gg* Both layouts are wonderful again!!
    Lots of huggs from Hamburg

  19. I had the “best” time learning from the “best”!! I’m still amazed I made those cards! lol It’s exciting to know that now I can get the most out of every tutorial! Thanks for coming all the way to Arkansas. Elvis & Lizzie say hi!

  20. Hi Michelle~ I am a huge fan of yours….your work is so amazing! I used this technique the other day on one of my cards and would love for you to come and take a peek at it! You can find it here:

    Hugs~ Kim