Friday, December 22, 2017


Hello, how are you?  I hope your holiday season has not been too stressful thus far and you are or will be able to spend time with those you love.  My daughter and her family are to come over on Sunday but the weather is still up in the air, so I'm holding my breath that any snow or ice hold off until Christmas Day!

Tonight I have a card to share with you that I made in part a couple of weeks ago but had to put aside to complete things like tags and gift card holders for Christmas.  Finally I was able to finish it about the same time I saw the challenge at Stamp Ink Paper.  Perfect timing!

Well, my card is anything but Christmas!  I created watercolor background using a couple of my favorite bright Distress inks and splattered it with Shimmer spray.  When it dried, it was trimmed down and covered with white card stock cut with a striped cover die.

Next the flowers and leaves were stamped on watercolor paper, watercolored with Distress Inks and die cut with companion dies, then covered with Clear Wink of Stella prior to mounting on the card front.

The sentiment from the same stamp set was heat embossed on a strip of vellum and wrapped around the panel before attaching to the card base.  Finally a scattering of sequins was adhered to create additional sparkle. 

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  I've added a link to the challenge above, so please be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!

I hope everyone has a safe, fun and festive holiday season!


Product details
Stamps:  Adore You (Altenew)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Canson XL, Vellum
Ink:  Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Versamark
Other:  Bold Stripes Cover die (MFT), Adore You companion dies, Wendi Vecchi Sunflower embossing powder, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Clear Wink of Stella, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins


stampwithamyk said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the background and your flowers are perfectly watercolored. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

Tina Riddle said...

How beautiful Stef! I love the distress ink background and that MFT cover die is perfect over it..and the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our two week challenge!