Flowers and Frame

Hello. I have a card to share using a few of the products as part of the kit for the recent Crop and Create Virtual event:

I dry embossed a grey panel with a Spellbinders embossing folder and attached to a card base.

The white pierced frame is also from Spellbinders – part of the event kit – and I used one of the three layers this die cuts out. This was attached with glue to the grey panel.

The layered flowers were die cut out of yellow, the leaves out of green, and I also ink blended a little Distress Ink in Bundled Sage onto the leaves – though it’s difficult to tell from the photos.

The floral die set comes with a flourish stem, but I cut that up to create some smaller leafy areas. The flowers were added with a small piece of 3D foam, the leaves were adhered using glue.

The centre of the flowers are sequins, and I also added three more just under each flower.

I don’t have a sentiment picked out just yet, this could be a ‘just because’ card, and I didn’t want to cover any more of the embossing detail.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends anything goes

Fab’n’Funky lots of layers

Color Throwdown yellow, sage green, grey, white

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Beautiful Blossoms – floral as main focus

Flock Yeah!

Hello yet again. This week is getting to be a habit with the postings. Hubby is away for a couple of nights – yes, golfing – so here I am with time to play, and craft, and, well, whatever, really. Not that he has a problem with me doing crafting anyway……


I received this stamp and die set recently, and of course it was sat on my desk with all my other stuff, and then I saw the colours from the current challenge at CAS Simple Colours and Sketches, and the theme of ‘animals’ from The Paper Players, and hey presto, light bulb moment.

I put the green ink on my Tim Holtz mat, added water, and yet again smooshed some water-colour card into it for an uneven green background. After letting that dry, I die cut it with a circular Spellbinders die, then embossed it with a Tattered Lace embossing folder. Without the embossing, the green looked too plain for me.

This embossing folder also comes with embossing corners, and embossing strips, so I took one of the strips and embossed as you can see. I was struggling to come up with what lines to put on the card to follow the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and I like how this turned out.

I stamped the flamingos in Catherine Pooler ‘Midnight’ ink – copic, alcohol and water-colour friendly. Fabulous ink…… then used the Melon Mambo and water-coloured the images, and used Pumpkin Pie for the legs and beaks.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.#A close-up of the card:


I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and SketchesMelon Mambo, Garden Green (I used an Altenew green), Pumpkin Pie

Freshly Made Sketchessketch

The Paper Players animals

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeAll things bright and beautiful