Friday 5 April 2019

Blooms for a world that vainly seeks delight

Sharing a card featuring the aptly named Ravishing stamp from Penny Black.

Over at AAA Cards they are challenging you to make a card in minutes and you really can with these watercolour stamps from Penny Black.  I inked it up with some Distress Inks, spritzed with water before stamping and then moved the inks on the flower petals around a bit with a Wink of Stella Glitter Clear pen.  I used just a regular paint brush to blend the inks on the leaves and stem.

Side note: Now those little specs you see on the petals aren’t dust on my lens, they are the sparkle, really and truly it is.  Anyone know how to take a photo that shows sparkle off I will happily take your tips ~ asked a friend with a photographer hubby and even she can’t make it show!

Cut your mat pieces, stamp on the sentiment in embossing ink, douse in embossing powder, melt to set then tape it all together.  Press on a few enamel dots and voilĂ  one very pretty and quick card.  Am thinking I’ll make a few more in other colours to knock over a few of the birthdays I have this month.

The reason I used the glitter pen to blend the petal colours out was so I could play along in the current tic-tac-toe challenge at The Paper Players.  My other two elements from the board are embossing, which really helped the sentiment stand out without the need for time consuming die cutting or fussy cutting of a sentiment strip to add to the card, and choice of enamel dots for my embellies.

Over at the The Sisterhood of Crafters they are celebrating Spring.  With my flower and pretty pinks this card speaks Spring to me, even as we head into Autumn here in Australia.

Chalks & Powders etc
WOW! Embossing Powder ~ Metallic Gold Rich Pale
Shopaperartz Enamel Dots ~ Pink Crimson Red
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Twisted Citron & Worn Lipstick
Tsukineko Ink ~ VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Quartz
Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock ~ Duchess Rose
Tim Holtz Distress ~ Watercolour Paper
Altenew ~ Tulip (sentiment only)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. How pretty! Your bloom is stunning. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. Just lovely! The flower is so pretty!! Thank you so much for playing with my Spring challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

  3. WOW what a beautiful flower! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Celebrate Spring’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  4. So pretty! Love the no line coloured bloom. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  5. What a beautiful, elegant card. Love the soft colours! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!


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