Some Flowers for Aunt Ruth

Recently at a family gathering, my Aunt Ruth, age 86 and hostess of the event, took a tumble.  We didn’t know it at the time but found out after a trip to the ER that she had broken her hip and her elbow and had surgery the next day on both.  I was very thankful for two of my cousins, one a nurse and the other an EMT.  She was in excellent hands from the moment she fell and was a real trouper throughout the ordeal.  Aunt Ruth is staying on a rehabilitation floor for a while not able to enjoy her flowers she takes such pride in.  I thought I would make her a ‘bunch’ to enjoy until she is able to go home. Nice thing about these is they won’t ever wilt!.


I used the Flower Patch photo-polymer stamp set to create the flowers, taking inspiration from page 154 of the annual catalog.  I also used the new Flower Fair Bigz Die to cut out the leaf stems.


I took inspiration from a recent post by Brian King where he used crystal effects on a punched circle to make it resemble a button.  I didn’t do that, but pulled out my long neglected bottle of Crystal Effects and added it to the centers of each of the flowers for some dimension.

I like the texture it adds. 2-IMG_1565Just remember to let it dry, over night is best, when using a big blob like I did.

Don’t forget the inside.  I added a phrase from the perfect Pennants with some stamped off flowers in the corners.







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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Such a beautiful card for Aunt Ruth. Hope she’s back to feeling good soon! Love the Crystal Effects here. Thanks for the shout out!. 🙂

  2. Aunt Ruth will love this card! Such a pretty and cheerful card — I must use my neglected Crystal Effects now.

  3. Your card is so bright and uplifting…it is sure to bring a smile to your Aunt Ruth’s face! Wishing her a full recovery.

  4. God bless Aunt Ruth. She’ll love the card!

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