Thursday, April 4, 2024

Garden Tapestry for The Flower Challenge

Hello friends!  Here we are in beginning of April and at The Flower Challenge this month we are adding layers along with our flowers!

There are many ways to add layers and for this card, I added a panel cut with a cover plate die and also added layers under my main image for dimension.

The first step was to use the beautiful and intricate Pinkfresh Studio Garden Tapestry press plate with my BetterPress.  It was inked with Spellbinders Bark BetterPress ink, then I used the coordinating stencil to color the flowers and leaves.  I just love this delicate design.

Next came the die cutting.  The PFS Intricate Stitched Ovals Cover plate die left a subtle and beautiful design on the light peach panel, then added to the card base.  The stenciled image was die cut along with three additional layers, adhered together, the layered on the peach panel.  The sentiment was from a previous foiling session using SB More Sentiments foil plates and cut with the coordinating die, and I liked how the border seemed to coordinate with the background stitched design.  Lastly we couldn't go without a little bling, so I added some Studio Katia Gold Glitter drops, which also tied in the gold from the sentiment.

How would you add layers to your floral card?  Die cut flowers?  Layers of patterned paper? Frame?  All of the above? There are so many ways to go with this and for some wonderful inspiration, be sure to take a look at all the beautiful creations by my fellow DT members over at the challenge blog, then come play along with us!  The challenge will remain open until 5pm GMT (1 pm EDT) April 25th.  Be sure to swing back by on the 15th when I'll have my reminder post with a different way to add layers!

Take care!


  • PFS Garden Tapestry Press Plate, Die and Stencil
  • PFS Intricate Stitched Ovals Cover Plate die
  • Concord and 9th Nectar cardstock
  • PFS Peach Fuzz, Coral Berry and Clementine inks; SSS Limelicious and Pearfection inks; SB Bark BetterPress ink
  • Studio Katia Gold Glitter Drops


Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty press plate this is and I love what you've done with it, Stef! This is a marvelous card!

Karen said...

I love Pinkfresh, but wasn't particularly enamored of this pressplate UNTIL I saw your beautiful card! Love it now.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...what a GORGEOUS card Stef!! I passed right over this press plate when it came out and now I'm wondering WHY??! You've colored it beautifully with the stencils and the background with the coverplate die is SO pretty! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Bobby said...

The tapestry is lovely in your chosen colors, Stef, and works well with the embossed peach panel.