If you have been reading my blog posts you may have seen once or twice that I said that I am not a flower person. I really don’t know much about flowers, I can barely identify even though the most popular ones. When I saw that the host set was called Calming Camellia, I knew it was a flower set but did not know what it would look like. When my order qualified to receive it, I figured I would give it a try. So when another North Carolina Stampin’ Up demonstrator presented the “Four-In-One” technique during our January Stamp-A-Long, I pulled out this stamp set so I could stamp-a-long.
If you are not familiar with this technique, you take a full sheet of cardstock (8 1/2″ x 11″) and stamp from the center. You can be very random in your stamping, especially of the stamp does not have direction to it. Since I was using the flower, I was intentional in stamping out from the center which I had marked with a pencil. I stamped the flower and flourish in Calypso Coral and the leaves and sentiments in Old Olive.
I cut the stamped sheet into four 3 3/4″ x 5″ pieces. Which I mounted on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Calypso Coral and a Old Olive card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″). I chose the direction of the card based on the blank space. I then added the sentiment. The above cards I kept simple by stamping the sentiment directly in the card front and not adding any embellishment. The other two cards got a little more. I mounted the sentiment on a piece of Calypso Coral and added a bow from the Early Espresso Faux Suede ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed this technique and this stamp set. As I mentioned, the Calming Camellia stamp set (#158117) is free during Sale-A-Bration with a party or personal order of $300 or more. Keep in mind, you only have until February 28 to snag this set for free!