9.05.2016

Flowers on a Cloudy Day:


Hi guys!!  I am on a friggin' roll - I think I made more cards this weekend then I did all last month!  It was nice taking a summer break but it has been really awesome getting back into the craftroom.

Today I tried something new, I created my own pattern paper and it was my first time trying offset stamping.  I can't figure out if I like the pattern or if it looks like really bad wallpaper from the 1970s LOL.  

I also tried another new technique of spritzing my stamp with water after I pressed it on the ink pad.  It made for a less "crispy" image which I think works well with the wallpaper look :D  

I would definitely try both of these techniques again!!




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Tropical Flowers, Simon Says Stamp Friendship Messages
Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips
Frosting:  Stampin' Up! Tangelo Twist ink (retired), Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight ink


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

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15 comments:

Char Leasor said...

Great card Deanne! I love the wallpaper look of your background... very retro! :) Thanks for playing with us at CYCI? this week. Char

Kevin Bray said...

This card is seriously amazing! Love the wallpaper vibe! Totally going to have to try to get this effect! Love it!

Sherri Thacker said...

That's beautiful. Love the background of the flowers. I, too, got alot of stamping done this weekend and it felt great!!

JanR said...

Beautiful! Loving the colours and the design!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Love that you made your own patterned paper! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week with CYCI! ~Crystal

HolyLise said...

Wow, your card is stunning! The colors you used are gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at this week's CYCI challenge - Josefine

Christine Pennington said...

What a sweet card. I love all the fun colors you used. Those flowers are so fun too. Thanks for joining us at CYCI--Christine

KimCreate said...

Your spritzing technique came out pretty. Love these flower stamps. An all around great birthday card! Love it. Thanks for playing at Inspired by all the little things! Kim

Kim said...

Great card Deanne. I love the bright colors you chose. Thanks for joining the challenge at Can You Case It? -Kim

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

Neets B said...

Love your bold blooms and your offset stamping looks great. I really want to give that a go but get all nervous when things don't line up! :D You've inspired me to try it! Love how the water spritz has softened your images. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspired By All the Little Things!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the way it's colored:)) Thanks for playing at Inspired by All the Little Things Challenge!

Happy Stamper said...

Love your beautiful and simple background! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? --Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

Chrissie said...

Love this... beautiful stamping and spritzing... usually CAS designs would have a little more white space, but it's a fabulous simple layout!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Happy Little Stampers