Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happiness ...


to all you (US) mom's out there in blogland!
Hope you have a lovely day!

Yesterday I took some time to play in the cave with some of my new goodies
and came up with this card.  

I spotted the challenge over on Simon Says Stamps where the theme is Stencil It, so that is where this cards life began.  I have lots and lots of specific stencils but since I wanted to showcase this beautiful bouquet of flowers I decided to use a simple circle stencil that I made by hand years ago for my background.  The color I used is Tim Holtz 'Kitsch Flamingo' Distress Oxide ink.

The 3D decoupage sheet was purchased at this years Adventures in Stamping convention held here in Akron, Ohio in April but you can find many of these sheets HERE.  There are SEVERAL available on this site so be sure to click on the left side of the image (up or down) to see them all.

As you can see below, there are a couple pieces that go with each main image that you add dimensional tape and stack.  Each of these pieces are precut so there is NO HAND CUTTING necessary.

 I used the largest die from the Paper Rose 'Stitched Rectangle Frames' (#16679) to help frame my flowers then added a sentiment from the Creative Expressions Wordies Sentiment Sheet 'Inspirational'.  A few pink Nuvo drops and my card is ready to hopefully make someone's day a little more special.

 Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangle FramesCreative Expressions - Wordies Sentiment Sheets - Inspirational


I took a little time and put all these floral clusters together so they are ready to go when I need to create a quick (but beautiful) card.  Here's a closer look at the cluster on this card . . .


 Needless to say, photos don't really give 3D images justice ... this card is so much prettier in person but this gives you the idea of how these 3D Decoupage clusters look.

Other challenges to share in:

Allsorts Challenge Week 728 - ATG / Embellish It
Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Anything But Square
Try It on Tuesday Challenge - Use a Stencil
613 Avenue Create May Challenge - ATG/Say it with Flowers

 Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!
Hope you have a FABULOUS week ahead!

As always . . .


  1. Wishing you a lovely and happy Mothersday Darlene! You made a gorgeous floral card for this occasion. Beautiful colors you used. 😍
    Big hug, Wilma.

  2. Very pretty card with those stunning colours, what a great design x Happy mother's day too Sis, had a great one myself xx

  3. Lovely design on your beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  4. These decoupage flowers are amazing and I'll be looking forward to more of them, seeing as how you said you put them all together. Your card with the stenciled circles and the frame is really so beautiful!

  5. A lovely colourful floral feminine card, many thanks for sharing it at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. they are just beautiful, like how you framed it too and even used your homemade stencil. The nuvo drops are a nice touch!

  7. Gorgeous pink and frame for that stunning bloom bouquet. Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

  8. Fabulous and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m

  9. Wow, this is so pretty. The decoupage is glorious, the stencilled background is inspired and the gems finish it off perfectly. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts. Sarah DT

  10. A beautiful floral Mothers Day card. Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the kind of funky stenciled background, and then the vintage roses. They are just gorgeous together. Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. hugs-Erika

  12. Wowza gorgeous flowers and card. Great layout and card base.

  13. Hi Darlene - love your card! That handmade stencil must come in pretty handy, it looks great here - what a fabulous background for your decoupage bouquet! And inspired choice to use a frame and mount the sentiment on the frame! Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 The Avenue Create, we are so happy you came to play on our street!
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!


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