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Jan 16, 2021

Easy Stamped and Stenciled Background with a Floral Focal Point

Hello and welcome!

Today a new theme starts at Allsorts challenge where it's Helene's turn to host. Her theme is "Something New" and our prize is a beautiful die set by Tattered Lace. Hope you decide to join in with us for your chance to win!

I didn't get any new crafty goodies for Christmas, but did purchase a few new stamps last fall and my "new" is one of the stamps from that order. It's such a pretty one and I can't believe I haven't used it yet!

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The stamp is called Alluring Arrangement by Penny Black.

This is a large stamp and pretty much fills up the card front of about 5x5 inches. I decided to do some stenciling, stamping and inking around the image and created a little bit of a collage background.

The image has been stamped using Versafine Onyx ink on Bristol Vellum paper and first colored with my Zig Brush pens. I wanted a little more details on the flowers so I used some Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils for that.

Next I used TCW Tiles stencil and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink for some random tiles on the background. The script is an old stamp by Stampin up - French Script. I realize it's stamped upside down on the right side of the card, this was a mistake but at this point in the process I decided to just "make it work".

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I thought it needed something else, so I grabbed an old Harlequin stamp from the old SU set Looks Like Spring and stamped a small part of it onto two corners again using Versafine Onyx ink but stamped off  once.  Finally I inked the edges using Pale Plum ink form Stampin Up (I'm pretty sure they have long retired this ink but it's a really pretty shade of pale purple.)

I had originally colored the white daisies in a very pale pink and decided I wanted them to stand out a little bit more, so I stamped them again and fussy cut, and this time I only colored the flower centers and left the rest white.


The sentiment is from Penny Black's set Blooming Sentiments, heat embossed on black card stock using Versamark ink and super fine white embossing powder. I always rub an anti-static pouch over the paper before heat embossing, this helps prevent embossing powder particles from sticking to other parts of the card, and usually will only stick to the Versamark stamped part. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I'm linking up here:

Cute Card Thursday - Something New // We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Feminine // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Something New (New Stamp) // 
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  1. It's such a delicate looking image Ellie and not one I've seen before. Your pretty card and soft colours evokes thought of warmer and sunnier days ahead and is a perfect creation for a lady.

    So pleased you shared with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque 'Feminine' challenge, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous stamp and love your beautiful and soft colouring, lovely card;-))m

  3. Well, I'm glad you got to use it now, it's an amazing stamp.

    1. Me too! Can't believe I waited so long, need more hours in a day!!

  4. What a beautiful design, makes me look forward to the spring blooms. :)
    Have a lovely weekend. #MMBC

  5. Such lovely scene, those flowers are so pretty and love the background!

  6. Beautiful card!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Marilyn. Same to you too!

  7. That is just beautiful! I actually played around with some card making this morning; my first two attempts were scrapped completely but I really liked my third card.

    1. Thanks Joanne! Glad you got to do some card making!

  8. A really lovely card, great background, lovely colours and super images.

    Kath x

  9. That is a beautiful stamp - love how you used it and daisies do pop in white.

  10. Such a beautiful card!

  11. I'm here again with my DT hat. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge!! Amazing design! The flowers are so sweet and love how the daisies pop out!!

  12. This is so pretty!! I love how you added the script and harlequin stamps; the collage look is fabulous! And adding the fussy cut daisies is awesome; it gives just the right amount of dimension! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  13. Fabulous background and really pretty florals Ellie.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Lovely combination of stamps. They are definitely stunning.
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!

  15. What a lovely subtle card. Lovely to see you joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

  16. Beautiful card and great way to use stencil and stamps. This card is a big fav of mine this week. Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT

  17. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  18. Great work. Love this.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  19. Love the dimension!

  20. Love the layers! Thanks for sharing and joining the Taylormadecards4u challenge!

  21. Such a beautiful card! Love the image! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at TaylorMadeCards4U this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

  22. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry xx

  23. Such a lovely project.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
    Margo DT

  24. Very pretty creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
    Victoria DT

  25. This is gorgeous, an art piece to display! Love how you layered the daisy blossoms. We sure do appreciate you sharing your art with us at Love to Craft and hope to see you again soon! XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  26. Beautiful card - such a pretty floral image!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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