Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Sparkle Birthday for The Flower Challenge

Hello friends!  I'm back with my reminder card for The Flower Challenge, where this month we are coloring our flowers with any medium of choice.

My coloring medium this time is ink blending on my die cut floral.

I kept things pretty CAS with this card in order to let that gorgeous tulip be the star of the show.  The petals and leaves were die cut from white cardstock, then the petals ink blended in a variety Altenew pink inks.  For the leaves, I used two brand new colors that were part of the Altenew Secret Garden class kit, one a yellow and the other a teal, which makes the yummiest blend of green!

While the ink dried on the floral die cuts, a white panel was embossed, lightly splattered with gold metallic paint then when dry, adhered to the card base.  Separately, the flower and leaves were also splattered with gold paint.

I chose to make this card a bit larger at 4.5" x 6" so the frame and floral would fit with ease.  The frame was cut from gold metallic cardstock, adhered to the card front, then the flower and leaves arranged in the bottom right.  The foiled die cut sentiment was added, then it was finished off with some sparkle gems around the frame.

If you haven't had a chance to play along yet, or have another card to share, we'd love to see what you created!  The challenge remains open until the 25th of May, so still plenty of time.  In the meantime, don't forget to visit the challenge blog because my very talented teammates have a new bevy of beautiful cards to inspire you!

Thanks for visiting!  If you have a chance tomorrow, drop back by when I'll be sharing my DT card for the newest challenge at Color Hues.

Take care!


  • Altenew Pink Star Tulip die set
  • Altenew Sparkle Frame die
  • Spellbinders Tufted embossing folder
  • Spellbinders You Are Everything Betterpress sentiment set
  • Altenew inks - Baby Pink, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Honeyglow and Teal Tempest
  • Altenew Metallic Gold paint
  • Altenew Crystal Clear Gem Sparkles


Cindy Beach said...

Let me be the first to let you know how much I LOVE this, Stef! The die cut is so pretty but enhanced with your sponging and combination of inks it is a showstopper!

Vicky Hayes said...

That tulip is stunning Stef and beautifully coloured in those hot pinks. The tufted embossing folder makes a great background and the ornate gold frame is the perfect place to tuck your bloom into! Vicky x

I Card Everyone said...

LOve every little stroke of ink you blended so beautifully, Stef!

Marcia Hill said...

Your tulip is just GORGEOUS Stef!! Your soft blending of the pinks is soooooo pretty and the gold frame is the perfect way to frame this lovely bloom! Love the embossed background with the gold splattering too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)