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Apr 5, 2014

Flowers everywhere

Had a little playtime today while the kids were playing with their friends, so I decided to play with some paints and inks. I made another flower-y card. Must be the spring that's in the air...

Some of you might recognize the flower/butterfly stamps used here. They are really old stamps from Stampin Up (Watercolor Garden). I thought they would work well for what I had in mind, and of course it's fun to dig out old stamps sometimes that have been neglected for a long time.

I started out by stamping the background (Whimsy Stamps - Life Defined) onto kraft card stock using Memento tuxedo black ink. Then simply using my index finger I applied some gesso here and there to soften the edges a little bit.
Next I heat embossed the flowers and butterflies using versamark ink and white embossing powder and colored them using SU pastels and inktense pencils. I sponged a little bit of broken china distress ink onto the background. (Something I probably should have done before coloring in the flowers.)

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Mini Chalkboards, also heat embossed with white embossing powder onto black card stock. To finish off the card I did some sewing and added a few clear sticky rhinestones.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
 Natalie and Amy's Challenge - M, P30  #19 Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - W, cards - Chalkboard
 And that is all for today. I will be back tomorrow with my Penny Black and More April challenge card.


  1. This is lovely Ellie, a little different for you but you have done it beautifully.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card. Well done.

  3. Gorgeous card, Ellie! I love the background papers you chose to use with your birthday chalkboard image! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxo

  4. Beautiful card, Ellie! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!

  5. This is very pretty! Love that background! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  6. Beautiful card, everything about it ties together so well. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
    Kim xXx


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