Art in Bloom Blackout Card

Greeting card with blue flowers on a black background with the sentiment, You're a rare find

I had two goals for this card. First, I realized that the Art in Bloom stamp set was retiring and I had never used it. Second, I wanted to try out a technique from a Jennifer McGuire video on Easy, Bold Background Coloring Tips and Timesavers!

It turned out that the Art in Bloom set wasn’t ideal for the strategy. Check out the image below the materials list to see what it looked like. The jagged edges of the flowers looked unpolished at first. To save the card, I rounded and smoothed out the edges of the flowers with the Black Blend.

Stamp Art in Bloom (#155085)
Cardstock Basic White (#159276)
Daffodil Delight (#119683)
Balmy Blue (#146982)

Tuxedo Black Memento (#132708)
Balmy Blue Blends (#154830)
Night of Navy Blends (#154891)
Basic Black Blends (#154843)

Daffodil Delight Blends (#154883)

Embellishments Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon (#147897)
Tools Label Me Lovely Punch (#151296)
Adhesive Stampin’ Seal (#152813)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)


First version of blue flowers on black background, showing the ragged edges of the flowers

Image showing the ragged edges on the flowers before I reshaped them for this technique.