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Aug 6, 2022

Blooming Friendship

Hello and welcome!

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge, this week it's Lorraine's turn to host and she chose "Anything Goes with Option of Make Your Own Background". Hope you'll join us for a chance to win. We have a £15 store voucher from WOWVOW to give away. By the way this challenge runs for 2 weeks over summer. Here in my corner of the world summer is slowly coming to an end as there is only one more week of summer break for the public schools. It always goes so fast!!

By the way, I posted more vacation photos yesterday. It was planned to share them with today's post but had extra time this Thursday to work on the blog so I shared them a day earlier. You can visit this post if you'd like to see more Black Hills/Custer State Park photos. 

Now onto my card. 

The background was made with Distress inks and I added a bit of stenciling too. 

The floral stamp is Penny Black's Blossom Branch brushstroke stamp, inked up using Distress inks and markers and stamped with the help of a stamp platform, which in my opinion is a necessity when using brushstroke stamps. 

The sentiment is also by Penny Black from the sentiment set Friendship. I also added a couple small sentiments from the Penny Black set Snippets. I used a retired Whimsy Stamps tag die (options) to cut it out. Some mustard colored ribbon and natural jute twine was tied onto the card/tag. The little butterfly is one from Penny Black's Soaring die set.

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kiwimeskreations said...

What a pretty card Ellie - that is gorgeous - love the rich deep colour of the blooms.
I did read your post yesterday - it looks like you had a wonderful holiday!

Lynn said...

Really beautiful card! Love the sentiment and the overall layout. Thank you for showing blogland your inspiring!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous design, beautiful stamping and an all round fab card.

Anonymous said...

This is a really beautiful card, xxx

HilaryJane said...

Your card is beautiful. I love those colours and your stencilled detail on the background xx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful floral card!

brenda said...

Totally agree about a stamp platform and brush stroke stamps, in fact I will confess to removing the wood block from some of my really old PB's to get better effect using a platform. Loving the intensity of colours you achieved on a PB stamp I will admit to not using that often, plus perfect complimentary background stencil work.

B x

Mervi said...

Fabulous and beautiful card.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Ellie I have to say that your car is quite simply beautiful I love the stamp you have used and the colours it looks amazing
lolo x

Anonymous said...

Back again to say thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx

Jayne said...

What a beautiful design and it actually has quite an autumnal feel to it. Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

Linby said...

What an effective use of the colours you used, it looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Love the whole composition of this Ellie. I love PB brushstroke flowers, though mine are all the old wood mounted ones so I have to hit and hope !! Sorry I’m still anonymous when commenting from the iPad !!
Pauline xx

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful!

Curated by Jennifer

María said...

This card is awesome. I love the contrast between that white background and that elegant flower. Those little pearls are perfect for the flowers and the sentiment is great. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

Joanne said...

This is so pretty!

Sarn said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Great background and lovely sentiment xxx

Dena J said...

Love this, Ellie! Such a rich color.

Lovely said...

Beautiful card! Love the floral stamping.

karenladd said...

This is gorgeous with the lovely floral stamping, inking and stenciling. Such an artsy and unique look

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Very cute card! Love the colours you’ve chosen. Flowers really pop. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this past week for our Stamp Act theme :) Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT

Karren Haller said...

What a beautiful card, the flowers are an amazing color!!
Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW.
See you again soon!

Create With Joy said...

Beautiful card Ellibelle! Congrats for your feature at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so gorgeous, I love it !! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Craft Rocket Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT


Wonderful creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge August "ATG".

Beverley said...

Gorgeous floral card. Thanks for joining in our August 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Helen said...

Beautiful card Ellie!
You've reminded me that I need to use this stamp again soon!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x