Thursday, February 17, 2022

Ready for Pretty Flowers

Hello my friends!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are all staying happy & healthy!

The other day I got the bright idea to use my favorite Hero Arts 'Flowers & Bees' (2021) stamp/die set

to create some floral panels to use on cards for various occasions.  But, instead of simply stamping on white card stock then coloring with various coloring mediums, I decided to stamp onto designer paper then simply color the leaves and branch ... here's what I came up with:

For this first card, I've stamped/die cut this floral using Craft Consortium Ink Drops - Candy 6x6 paper panel.  After stamping & die cutting several different colored panels, I interchanged the remainder of each designer paper for my backgrounds.


For the other cards I used papers from the 'Happy Watercolor' by Make & Create.  (I have no idea where I got this 6x6 paper pad and I couldn't find it online ... sorry).

On my 1st card I used a Martha Stewart 3-1 Butterflies punch and the sentiment is a very old vertical stamp by Wordsworth.  On the 2nd card I've used Nuvo crystal drops and the sentiments are from the Creative Expressions Wordies Sentiment Sheets 'Birthday' (CEW001).

Challenges to share in:

Mod Squad  2W, 3E - Birthday and Butterflies  (W1 of 2)

Addicted to Stamps and More 2W, 10C, #423 - Birthdays  (W1 of 2)

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday M, Wed, E3 - Hearts or Flowers

Fab n Funky 2W, #545 - Birthdays (W1 of 2)

Here are a couple more I created and will use for sympathy cards.  I am down to ONE sympathy card in my sale box so I need to get busy replenishing that category.  How sad is that ... lately I've been selling as many sympathy cards as I have been birthday card!  😢

Nuvo Yellow Crystal drops were used for the flower centers.
Tombow  markers were used to color the leaves & stems.

Challenges to share in:

The Paper Shelter #499 - Shades of Blue
The Color Throwdown #680 -

Well that's it for me today. 
I hope you're having a wonderful day and wishing you an awesome weekend ahead!

As always . . .


  1. WOW! Your cards are so exquisite, Darlene. They are so cheerful and colourful. Thank you for sharing and joining us on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Looking forward to seeing you at our next challenge. Good luck and happy crafting! Hugs, Lori - DT

  2. Very clever design, all of your cards turned out beautiful! Love the different sentiments- especially the last one, very pretty saying.

  3. I love doing this technique, and you have used some very pretty papers for it, these are gorgeous!

  4. Your flowers stamped on designer paper look absolutely amazing, Darlene! My brain wheels are turning. I've done this with dies before, but stamping looks way cool. All your cards are gorgeous. You've sure made good use of this set. Way to go!

  5. What a great idea! Your cards turned our beautifully! Each one unique and elegant. So sad that your sympathy cards are needed so much. Hoping for happier times. Thanks for sharing these with us at The Paper Shelter!

  6. gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  7. Four really beautiful cards! I love your idea of making different occasion cards -- I'm inspired

  8. Lovely floral design and a great take on the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for joining our challenge!

  9. Each one is so very pretty and beautifully done! I have this set too, one of my favorite Hero Arts kits!
    It is sad that so many sympathy cards were needed :(

    Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  10. Wonderful projects! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us! Hugs Heidi TPS DT

  11. WOW ! What a gorgeous bunch of cards ! And what a great idea to use those beautiful PP to make the floral design and/or the background. Have to keep that in mind. Thanks for the tip, for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  12. Such a delightful collection of cards. I love how you have made the most of each paper and added the colouring of the leaves and stems. Such a versatile design for so many occasions!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  13. Really pretty cards! Thanks for reminding me about stamping on patterned papers and inspiring me today.
    :) Marie


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