Sweet Stampin' ~ Fabulous Flowers

Hey crafty friends, it's time for another challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this time we're sharing our creations that feature flowers. So that's easy peasy, as there are so many wonderful floral stamps sets out there these days! I've created a lovely card for my mum to give to her bestie who recently returned from a trip back home to her native Scotland. Mum wanted me to include a hat tip to that and I managed to find a little tartan bow in my collection which satisfied that request. I know I've a highland coo in my collection somewhere, but couldn't locate it in the timeframe I had, so the wee tartan bow had to suffice. Mum loved it though and so did her bestie, which was lovely. She loved it so much in fact, she asked me to make a card to send back to the friend she stayed with while she was home in Scotland.

I stamped the lovely floral wreath on watercolour paper with black ink and clear heat embossed it. I coloured the beautiful image from Gina K Designs with some new to me inks from Simon Says Stamp. I really like the 'desaturated' tones of these sets. I smooshed the inks onto a palette and painted them onto the image with a waterbrush. I splattered the panel after it was coloured with some gold and silver watercolour ink from Brutus Monroe. 

I looped some silver thread into a bundle and added that behind the foiled and diecut sentiment which is from a pre-foiled sentiment pack by Pinkfresh Studio. I don't have a foil machine, so enjoy using these pre-foiled sentiments occasionally. I trimmed the panel with my Tim Holtz Deckle Edge Trimmer and then mounted it onto a top folded card base which I made from Gina K Cardstock in the lovely Plum Punch colour. I paired the card with a Soft Stone envelope also from Gina K.

I was so pleased with all the little details on this card, the heat embossing, the splatter, the twist of thread behind the sentiment, little details which just added a bit extra to the design. Really enjoyed using my new Simon Says Stamp Ink colours too for the colouring. Not confident with watercolour, but these made it pretty easy!

Thanks for popping in to visit today friends and I hope you're able to join our fabulous 'Flowers' challenge. We'd love to see what you're inspired to do. I'll be back very soon with another crafty adventure, until then, hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

(If you like any of the elements I've created with, I've added thumbnails to make your shopping easier. I do use affiliate links where possible, which gives me a tiny commission but costs you no extra whatsoever, though more importantly it helps the companies I design for to improve their marketing practice and track my contributions. I am deeply grateful if you use them for these reasons. I only design for companies whose products I absolutely love and buy for myself. My opinions are always my own.)

Challenge Entries:
Lil' Red Wagon: #761 ~ Women
Unicorn Challenge: #99 ~ Embossing
Craft Rocket Challenge: No Designer Paper
Allsorts Challenge: Blooms, Bees & Butterflies or ATG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It ~ Wreath was clear heat embossed over black ink.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Paint ~ I painted the inks onto my floral image and then splattered with gold and silver watercolour paint. Hope this counts for the theme?! xoxo


Pat said…
What a gorgeous card Wends, the image is beautiful and I love the colours you have used, sweet little tartan bow.

Pat xx
Chris said…
It's beautiful Wends, I'm sure your Mum and her bestie will both be delighted with it, the wreath is gorgeous, the little tartan bow a lovely touch and beautiful sentiment too.
coldwaters2 said…
Absolutely beautiful creation Wends I love both the image and the gorgeous colour
lolo x
Sarah said…
A beautiful card Wends, love the deep colours and the silver and gold splatters xx
brenda said…
A beautiful card, I always think heat embossing the image adds so much extra depth, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x
Liz said…
Beautiful card and the little tartan bow is a lovely touch. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week using the Blooms, Bees and Butterflies option.
Liz xx
Gail said…
Beautiful floral card! All the details are fabulous!
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week!

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