Babies Breath Floral – Tutorial #229


Good afternoon to everyone out there in Blog land.  🙂  During the summer months I struggle, dividing my time up between stamping and gardening.  I would be in a much better state of mind if I could just pick one or the other to do, but my heart is divided.  I can however stamp in a garden theme, like I did in today’s project.  This flower stamp in the Stampin’ Up Set “Friends 24-7” reminds me of the frilly Babies Breath plant that I love to use as filler in bouquets.

My background was smeared on the card stock first and then over stamped with the images.   This is a very simple and fun project.

Let’s get started. . .


Stamps:  Stampin’ Up Friends 24-7

Paper:  Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip & Bordering Blue

Ink:  Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue & More Mustard

Accessories:   Stampin’ Up Markers, White Gel Pen, Metallic Gold Sharpie Paint Marker, Sponge, Brown Ribbon, Gold Brads.

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Started off by smearing More Mustard ink on a 4″ Square piece of Whisper White Card stock.


Smeared a bit of Bordering Blue ink on the card stock.


Stamped this flourish stamp with Bordering Blue ink twice on the right side of the card stock and then just the tip of it at the bottom left hand corner.


Stamped the flower stamp 3 times with Close to Cocoa ink.


Colored in the stems of the flower with Close to Cocoa marker and the leaves with Chocolate Chip marker.


Colored the flowers and buds in with a White Gel pen.  Also added white gel pen highlights to the tops of all the leaves.


Sponged Close to Cocoa ink around the outside edge.


Sponge Chocolate Chip ink around the outside edge, not covering all of the Close to Cocoa ink entirely.


Sponged Basic Black ink around the very outside edge of the card stock.


Used a Metallic Gold Sharpie paint marker and dragged it down the the edge of the card stock, holding the marker half on the card stock and half on the scrap paper.


Add More Mustard Marker to the center of some of the flowers.


Dragged the Metallic Gold Sharpie Marker down 3 sides of both my Bordering Blue Panel and my Chocolate Chip Panel.


Assembled the card fronted and added brads and Brown Ribbon.  Here it is completed measuring 5.5″ square.


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May your day be filled with the images you love.

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

Huge Hugs,


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25 responses to “Babies Breath Floral – Tutorial #229

  1. Love the look of the direct to paper “smears”. Thanks! ~:-)

  2. Gorgeous card Michelle, I love the technique. Fabulous tutorials. TFS

  3. I love this card – it’s beautiful. I’m definitely going to try this one!

  4. Was just thinking the other day about rubber stamping collage and wondering how to get started, so this was a welcomed tutorial. Would love to see more of these.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Brenda Cook

  5. just beautiful and amazing

  6. BEAUTIFUL … hugs

  7. Beautiful!! Love the card and on my CASE list….Also just wanted to say I am so excited to meet you at our INKredible Fall Fest, when you and Karen come out for our INK-y meeting. Yes, I am one of your INKredible sistahs….oooooohhhh……how I LOVE to say that!! LOL I feel so special with royalty in our family!! LOL

    UL/Tracy Altemose/Aimee Adler/Jeanette R./Tina-baby!!

  8. beautiful!

  9. I love your blog – look forward to your beautiful cards. Have you ever done a card with northern lights (aurora Borealis)? I’ve been trying for awhile, but they always end up looking smeary…..

  10. Love this card! Definetly going to have to try this!

    As always, that’s for sharing your wealth of knowledge.

  11. Oh I think I have a new favorite…this is a beautiful card. I love the colors and the images.

  12. Dana Booth

    Where did you learn all of this? Your work is amazing. You take a card, start out by making it look, well, not so pretty :), and end up with a gorgeous card! Love running the gold pen down the side to make it look like another layer of matting.


    Thx for sharing!


  13. Beautiful, truly beautiful. I’ll try to CASE this one someway, I must say.
    Greetings from Slovenia, Kitty

  14. Lovely card. My smears just look like smears, not artistic in any way :<)

  15. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I’m going to have to get that set. I’ve seen so many beautiful cards made with it! It’s on my wish list.

    Great card! Thanks.

  16. Michelle, Love this card. Don’t know if it’s the streaks, colors or what, but I truly like it.

  17. That is such a beautiful card. You make it look so easy. I definitely need to get myself a gold sharpie. Love that look.

  18. Laura Diekevers

    U R so talented – I love this card

  19. Bonjour Mme Zindorf,
    Que cette carte est belle! On dirait du vieux bois. Une réussite… comme d’habitude!

  20. Susan McRae

    Such a gorgeous card! Love how you created the background!

  21. Gorgeous card !! 🙂

  22. I love to pop by your blog as it’s such an inspiration and this card is just wonderful 🙂

  23. Betty McCommon

    I’ve been using a Krylon Gold leafing pen to edge my cards for years. I’m glad to know that the Sharpie will work too. It might even be less expensive than the Krylon (which I use to find at Menards for about $3 but they don’t have them anymore) Again, a great card and so much work to get theses up. I really appreciate it.

  24. Beautiful card Michelle. I can’t wait ti take your worksop!! Feb. will not get here fast enough. Thanks for all the inspiation, I’m a regular stalker!!

  25. nancy littrell

    What a joy to not only see your gorgeous, gorgeous finished cards, but be rewarded with your step by step instructions. A HUGE Thank You for sharing your talents. 🙂