Monday, 20 April 2020

There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed

Sharing another thank you card, this one features one of the images from the Papertrey Ink set Orchid Expressions.

This is a fab layering stamp set that lets you build as much of the complete image, a lovely orchid spray in a pot with a bamboo stake, as you want.  For this I used just the orchid spray itself and did the orchid in shades of yellow as I used the colour palette over at Sunday Stamps.

You need to use a minimum of three colours from the palette so on top of the yellow and orange on my flowers I’ve also used some of the greens on my stencilled background.  I then used yellow and green again in my mats.

The layout of my card is from the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, where I’ve just made it under the wire to enter.  I had to make the main element a bit smaller because I wanted to use up a scrap of stamping paper rather than cut into a whole new sheet.

Given my bright colours and flower image along with the cute bee charm I think this is a very spring inspired card so I am also linking it up at Sparkles Monthly for their current spring themed challenge.

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Gold
Dies, Stencils & Templates
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Layering Stencil ~ THS080 Splash
Stampin’ Up! Botanical Prints Product Medley ~ Copper-coloured metal bee 

Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron & Wild Honey
Tsukineko Ink ~ VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Grapefruit Bliss & Lime Crush
Doodlebug Design Inc Sugar Coated Cardstock ~ Bumble Bee

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a pretty card! Love the way you turned the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. What a great card! Love that background! The colours are fabulous! So cheery! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. So pretty for spring! love that background! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  4. So very lovely, Emily - love the stamping effects you got with the stem, and that background is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  5. A lovely sign of spring. Thank you so much for showing us your lovely creation at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  6. Beautiful card, I love the bright colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
    Tammy x

  7. The watercolor look on your orchids is so lovely, and I love the bright vibrant colors of the background and whole card. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  8. Oh, these orchids are so pretty! I love the background you created! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!

  9. Great choice of colours and your Orchids are Fabulous in these colours.


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