Monday, 14 October 2019

…and used up in order to exist at all

Sharing a simple thank you card featuring a partial stamping of a Penny Black stamp called Blossom Branch.

I did the partial stamping so I could play along at AAA Cards where they are looking for you to only decorate one corner.  There’s an optional twist of a colour palette, which I’ve also played along with.  I used several mats in three of the colours from the palette in the same bright shades as the jelly babies in the inspiration photo.  I toned it down a bit for my stamping as I used distress colours so the green in particular is more subdued.

At the Alphabet Challenge they want you to have only one-word sentiments so I’ve gone with a simple ‘thanks’; a fab chippie from Make it Crafty.  As my stamp features some pretty flowers and my card is CAS, I’m also entering it over in the current challenge at The Flower Challenge.

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Clear
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Forest Moss & Wild Honey
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bellbird Paperarts Card ~ 210gsm Cotton Blend
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody & Poppy Parade

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Absolutely stunning! And I love how you've used our colours too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  2. Wow. So pretty. I especially love those multiple mats. What a wonderful addition.

  3. A really beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Sian (DT).

  4. Beautiful card and perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Less is More.

  5. PERFECT and beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  6. A beautiful card - a lovely stamp and colours.
    Kath x


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