The flower is one of the images which comes with the Silhouette Stamp kit. I cut it out on card-stock using cut the edges option. Then I cut out the stamp of the flower. Because the stamp is more like a stencil I placed it on the card-stock and patted my VersaMark ink on top. Then I removed the stamp and heat embossed the flower petals. Then I placed the stamp over my embossed image and stamped with the ink which comes in the kit. I didn't like the look though and the petals looked really scruffy so I went and heat embossed again. I was using a leftover mixture of Raspberry and Aqua powder from embossing sentiments for the inside of Valentine cards. I love the resulting color when both colors mixed together.
I did not realize that the black ink stays wet so the powder also stuck to the stamped lines. I didn't like the muddy look of the lines so decided to stamp with VersaMark ink and use my Eggplant Pearl embossing powder. Some of the colored powder from the petals showed through the eggplant powder but I like how it turned out. I'm glad I decided to try that powder.
I rolled the petals a little bit up before I adhered it with a popdot. I hope the person I give this to tomorrow will like the card. I've been randomly delivering and mailing cards to people. The person I'm giving this card to has been ill since before Christmas so I'm hoping that it will brighten her day.
I definitely would buy the Silhouette Stamp kit if you have a Silhouette machine and like to stamp. Not that I'm trying to enable you to spend more money. ;-) The hardest part was to change the position of the rolller in my Cameo as the stamp mat is smaller. Of course if you have a Portrait you will not have to do that. I have not tried this yet with my SD so I don't know if it has enough power. The ink that comes in the kit works great with the stamping material but I discovered with an old fashioned rubber stamp it did not work as well. Of course that could have been the stamp itself. I can't wait to cut out more shapes and make coordinating stamps.
Did you make valentines? Are you using things in your stash that have been sitting there for a couple of months or longer?
Wishing you love, laughter, and a joyful life not just on Valentine's Day but every day the rest of this year. Also wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!