Monday, 19 May 2014

a little bit of sentiment

I'm popping in this evening to show you the card I have just finished - this card uses one of  the freebie indigo Blu stamps from Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 123 which I purchased today in town.

Other ingredients ;
Spellbinders lacy circle die
sizzix circle #2 die
papermania bexley black capsule papers 
Annamarie Designs blueprint papers
Annamarie designs pearlescent card
green half pearls
Branches 1 SVG file cuts from Birds Cards
Flowers from Samaflora ( blossom, tiny rose, stemmed rose, pearl cenre rolled rose)
Tim Holtz distress ink - Broken China
Heat it up! embossing powder - blue glass
Black Ribbon
6 inch square card blank also from Annamarie Designs

to make this card I stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink onto stamping card and heat embossed using heat it up powder, I then cut out on my Big Shot using one of the circles #2 dies, and inked around the edge. I matted onto a spellbinders lacy circle cut out of pearlescent cardstock.

I assembled the card base by matting a 14 cm square dotted paper which i had pre distressed with a paper distresser and inked in broken china ink onto a 14.3cm square blue paper, and attaching a black ribbon strip down the centre. This was all attached to the card blank.
I attached the matted sentiment on top of the ribbon , just under half way down the card, centrally.

I then laid out my branches and flowers and took a photograph once I was happy to refer to, and stuck them down with silicone glue, round the bottom left edge of the circle, making sure the sentiment could still be seen clearly. 

To finish up, I added a hand tied ribbon bow to the top, and four green half pearls at the corners.

I hope you love it- The sentiment of this stamp I think is beautiful, and I love how the flowers look around it. 

I would like to enter this card in : ATG ATG how does your garden grow embossing flowers flowers and bows use a die flowers ATG - punches or dies a bouquet of flowers ATG ATG ATG flourish


  1. Absolutely stunning creation. I love it.

  2. thank you very much Gwyneth! I am so glad I decided to get the flowers out tonight, i think they really made it.. plus I was getting told off for just hoarding them!

  3. Lovely sentiment card, I love the flowers added so glad you did and the ribbon, very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

    1. thank you Denise! I just love the flowers too.. so much so it is hard for anyone to actually get me to USE them... teeheee ;)

  4. Beautiful card, lovely design, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  5. Beautiful!! Love the black and white!! Great flowers!! Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. Very nice card, it has a lovely design. The embossed sentiment looks amazing! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Hiding in my Craft Room.

    gracielliedesign . blogspot . com

  7. Very elegant. Gorgeous use of flowers.

    Thanks for joining our die cut challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  8. Love the sentiment and the distress edges is the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Stamplorations

  9. Beautiful card with a great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT :)

  10. beautiful thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy. hope to see you again, good luck xx

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 86: a bouquet of flowers', Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  12. Hi, Beautiful card and layout to the card. Thank you for joining us at Ditzie Digi Designs.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  13. An elegantly beautiful card.

  14. Love how elegant your card is! Thanks for playing over at the paper nest dolls with our anything goes challenge! good luck!

  15. Totally awesome card! Love the DP you have used for this.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  16. Very elegant, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  17. beautiful thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy. hope to see you again, good luck xx

  18. Beautiful card I love that sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and come back again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  19. A lovely card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts

  20. Very elegant card. Nice touch with the distressed backing paper.

    Thank you for taking part in the Stamping Dragon Challenge with us.

  21. Wonderful card thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams with our how does your garden grow challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  22. Your project is awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

  23. Love the elegant design and the touch of distressing! Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  24. Lovely monochrome card. Thank you for joining us over on Stamping Dragon.
    Marleen DTL xx

  25. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy


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