Gum Blossoms

This is the third card I’ve made using the new Bloom Away stamp set.

Its a stamp of our gorgeous Gum Blossoms which flower on the Eucalyptus trees – these are the trees native to Australia and which we get Eucalyptus oil from  Eucalyptus leaves contains compounds that are powerful natural disinfectants and which can be toxic in large quantities.The Eucalyptus is also the home of our beloved Koala’s and Possoms. Eucalyptus flowers produce a great abundance of nectar, providing food for many pollinators including insects, birds, bats and possums. Also, in summer when the temperatures rise the oil rises above the bush to create the characteristic distant blue haze of the Australian landscape – this is why we have what is called “The Blue Mountains” on the outskirts of Sydney. Eucalyptus oil is highly flammable (some trees have been known to explode) and bush fires can travel easily through the oil-rich air of the tree crowns which was evident recently with the Victorian Bush Fires.

The Eucalyptus also has many different types so the colours in the flowers can vary from white to dark red and the bark on the trees vary from smooth to rough and some have what looks like coloured squiggles all over them. Some can grow to a height of over 80 metres and are an evergreen tree so always covered in leaves giving lots of shade and a continual food supply for those animals who live in them.

gumblossomsSo there’s a bit of Aussie knowledge for you … and no I wont be doing a test later!

Back to the card ….

With this card I’ve stamped the image twice next to each other in the top right of the whisper white piece. I’ve then stamped this image again on another piece of whisper white, coloured & cut it out and layered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals over the other two images to give the effect of it being on a branch.

I’ve used Chocolate Chip for the base card then layered Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss. The ribbon is the Mellow Moss Taffeta ribbon. The sentiment is from the God’s Blessings stamp set.

I do hope you like this card and have enjoyed the last couple of posts using the other stamps from the Bloom Away stamp set.  I’ve loved colouring these lovely images and sharing my creations with you. I know youre just going to love the new Idea Book & Catalogue and I am looking forward to sharing some more with you in the upcoming weeks.

Remember to email or ring me to reserve your copy and why not book in for a demonstration so you can get your copy leoniesig1for free!

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About Leonie

I am Leonie and I love Stampin' Up!® I love to create with stamps, ink & paper and share what I create. I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!! I call Campbelltown home - it's about an hour South West of Sydney, Australia. If you like what I share please leave me a comment or three! Thanks for stopping by :)

11 thoughts on “Gum Blossoms

  1. Leonie,
    These Bloom Away cards are just gorgeous. The colours are lovely, the layouts,the beautiful watercolouring – just everything. Such a pleasure to sit and admire them.
    Oooh! Sorry is that too much gush!
    Love them,
    Jenny.

  2. Gorgeous card Leonie, I love the multiple stamping and your watercolouring is fabulous. You’re making me love this stamp set more with each card you make 🙂

  3. i love it leonie! i think this one is my favorite so far. the story behind it is great. however, you can have your beloved possums. we don’t really like them here in michigan.

    i’d like to reserve my copy of the catty. haha.

    xoxo

  4. Shit Leonie!!! Are you free to come teach my year 8 Ag and science kids next week…..you are such a bundle of useful knowledge!! LOL!!

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