Monday, March 2, 2020


Hello friends!  It's time for a new Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  Mary is hosting this week and has chosen the combo of Real Red, Very Vanilla and Black, with a dessert option to use your favorite green.  I considered going full on Christmas but decided to go floral.

I'm also joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes, plus I used the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch for my card design inspiration.

I started by coloring the lovely blossom and leaves with Copic markers similar to Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Mossy Meadow.  Once complete I fussy cut the image and set it aside.  Next I used an A2 sized cover die to cut a panel of Ivory card and adhered to the black base.

For the horizontal panel, I happened upon a crimped strip of Desert Storm and thought it would be nice to introduce this neutral to the color palette.  It was wrapped with some Linen Thread then I added a bow with the tiny sentiment tag.  The sentiment is from an old PTI stamp set and I thought the elegance of the font went well with the card.  The tag punch is long retired from Stampin' Up and I was happy to dig through some boxes to find it!  Now it is back in "active duty" collection LOL!

The floral image was added to a die cut Ivory circle with foam tape, then adhered to the horizontal strip with more foam tape. Dots of white gel pen on the stamen and a bit of aqua shimmer to the petals and my card was finished!

Thanks so much for visiting, I appreciate it!  Have a great week!


Stamps:  Delicate Flowers (Simon Says Stamp), Mixed Messages (PTI, ret.)
Paper:  Ivory, Black (SSS), Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne (sentiment)
Other:  Crimping embossing folder (SU), Marilyn Cover die (SSS), Tiny Tag punch and Stitched Shapes die (both ret. SU), Linen Thread, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen
Copics:  R59, 46, 22, 14, 21, G28, 09, 02, G99, 94, 82


Cheriese said...

this is gorgeous!! Your colouring is wonderful and I love the touch of the linen thread!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

You have done a fabulous job of colouring that gorgeous bloom Stef and I love the diecut panel - a great way to use these colours for a non-Christmas card too! I have that teeny tag punch too - some things are just too useful to let go!