Thursday, March 3, 2011


Most of the time when I make a card, I go through enough trials to make two cards (at least). I'll die cut extra pieces, try a ribbon, stamp something on a few colors, etc. And I have a stash of the "good" leftovers.

Earlier this week, I made this card with the large flower. I made a cardstock base, but when I went to attach the flower, it didn't look right and I couldn't cut it down. I tried and tried to get the card to work, but decided I was being completely neurotic. In went the cardstock base into the leftovers drawer.

WPlus9 is having a Color Cue #12 challenge. The challenge colors are kraft, lilac, turquoise, and white. So, I pulled out the base today, covered up the original sentiment, and added lots of stuff to fit the challenge:

There's a whole lot going on here! The Royal Velvet cardstock is stamped with a flourish from Little Yellow Bicycle's Zinnia stamps.  The flowers just make me smile!

In person, the black flourishes don't look so shiny and obvious. They're really cool stickers that can be colored with solvent-based inks or markers. I left mine black, but I've used alcohol inks on them before.

The sentiment is also from the Zinnia set. I stamped the sentiment with a chocolate brown ink, but because the Bazzill is irridescent, the color looks just like kraft. I love it when it works out like that!

So glad when I can use leftovers! Actually, I have to. Right now, the drawer is so full I can't even shut it!

Thanks for looking. I really appreciate any comments you leave. Thanks!

Here are the goods:
Cardstock: Royal Velvet, Kraft, Aqua Mist (PTI); Celebrations Linen (Bazzill)
Stamps: Zinnia (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Dies: Perfect Petal Trio (My Favorite Things); Fillable Frames #10 (PTI)
Ink: Timber Brown (Staz On); Versamark
Buttons: Hawaiian Shores (PTI); purple is from my stash
Stickers: Peel-Offs (Magenta Style)
Rhinestones: purple (Jolee's Flat Back Crystals)


  1. Lovin' those layered, buttoned flowers with your bold, black, embossed flourishes! Stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with our Color Cue this month!

  2. Very cute card! Thank you so much for playing along with wPlus9's Color Cue this month!!


Thank you so much for your comments!

Blog Design by Caked Designs