Sunday, March 18, 2018

Pretty Pink Flowers . . .

Happy Day All!
I hope you're off to a GREAT start!

Today I have a card to share that was created for the 'new to me' challenge over on
The Flower Challenge Blog where, flowers are the focus!


I have had this Heartfelt Creations 'Sunkissed' Flower Stamp & Die set for several years now and always forget to play with them!  Well, today's the day and they worked perfectly for what I had in mind for this challenge.
What do you think?


After stamping my flowers with Versafine Onyx ink, I ran them through my vagabond using the coordinating die cut.  BUT, before removing them from the die, I used Tim Holtz 'picked raspberry' oxide ink, water & an artist brush to apply the color.  I like how it leaves a bit of white space on the edges.  After stacking, I've used Nuvo yellow crystal drops for the flower centers.

Memory Box - Dies - Peony Oval Frame
Even though I have plain oval dies, I originally cut the Memory Box 'Peony Oval Frame' (had a different design idea) and didn't want to waste it so 'ran with it' by turning it on it's side and inlaid it back into the cut panel.  The background panel is the last scrap piece of a beautiful 12x12 sheet that I though would make a nice coordinating background to my flowers.  The Tutti Designs Happy and Birthday (the larger of the set of 2 for each word) pops out nicely die cut in white on the black floral background.


What a fun challenge and I'm very pleased with the outcome of my card.

Challenges to share in:
Crafter's Cafe Challenge #192 - Handmade Flowers
 Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March Challenge - ATG with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #105 - Make it Feminine
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #90 - For the Girls

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

As always ...

12 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card and your flowers are just fabulous!!Love them!

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! They are beautiful! What a great idea to leave them in the die and add the color, it leaves such a wonderful hi-light to them! So Pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, good heavens, I have these flowers and dies and don't think I've ever made them this pretty. I wonder why I haven't used them in so long? As always, you've given me inspiration and maybe it won't be long before I pull them out again. You made good use of the die you had already cut. It's perfect! I really love how your flowers look with that pretty print in the window. Colors coordinate perfectly!

Karen Russell said...

Beautiful card Darlene, Love the printed paper in the background. the flowers are awesome the way you stacked them,so much dimension, beautiful.just

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so very gorgeous with all those pretty blossoms on it. I love the pattern paper you used on it too. I love the way you shaped the blossoms and in those wonderful colors.

Conniecrafter said...

beautiful, your flowers are just lovely, they go perfectly with the pretty paper, love the yellow centers for the flowers

Diane said...

GORGEOUS!!! Now you make me want to get mine out and create!! A fabulous use of the 'leftovers' too!!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and your design. Yes, I need to get my stamp set and play with it too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

cass said...

Pretty card. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Handmade Flowers" challenge.

Heidi Stamps said...

What a wonderful card! That itty bitty floral paper is soooo beautiful! You made good use of it here! Thanks for your entry to CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge! Hope to also see you at the April Challenge...
~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

cohenna said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!