Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sending Cheerful Thoughts Card - Stampendous Stamps

I had so much fun creating this card today.  I used my favorite colors, and my favorite technique.  And I even had a cup of my favorite Starbucks coffee while I was working on it.  I was definitely in my happy place.
I used Stampendous stamps - Cling Sketchy Blooms, and Sending Cheerful Thoughts.  The die is Spellbinders.

I started by embossing the Sketchy Blooms in white onto watercolor paper, then watercolored them using Tim Holtz distress inks as paint.  When dry, I fussy-cut them out.  

I embossed the verse onto the watercolor paper, and cut it out.  I layered my A6 white card with an orchid panel to fit, then adhered a watercolor panel slightly smaller, leaving a border.  I added my flower pieces, die cut circle, and verse, using tape and foam tape for dimension and interest.  (I sponged some wilted violet ink lightly onto the verse before attaching it to help it stand out a little more).

To bring in a little more gold, I added a strip of the same paper as I used for the circle to the left side.  A spattering of gems by The Paper Studio finish it off.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Embossing

Make My Monday - May flowers

Simon Says Work It Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers

Thanks so much for visiting.  




  1. Such a beautiful floral card Lynda, many thanks for joining our 'Embossing' theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous card, beautifully embossed and coloured.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

  3. Beautiful card! Congrats on being the Featured Stamper at SCS!!!

  4. I love this technique! I need to try my hand at it. Your card is beautiful. So glad you played with us at Make My Monday challenges.


  5. Beautiful card with really gorgeous water colouring. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday challenge. All the best. Nandini, DT


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