Sunday, March 13, 2016





Happy Sunday!  The weather was beautiful this weekend here in North Carolina.  It felt like Spring ALL weekend!    I am popping in with a card to share.   It is that time of year where I start to think about outdoor flowers blooming.  I finally had a chance to play along with this week's PTI Make It Monday Challenge so I thought it would be a perfect time to ink up my Make It Market Mini: Color Pop Florals.



First of all, I love stamping backgrounds.  It is where I get into the zone!  However, I must say I am really loving these interactive papers PTI has come out with.  I think it is so fun to see just how different a look I can create each time using the same pattern piece.  For instance, instead of using the stencil on the large and medium size flowers on the background paper,  I inked each flower stamp,  sponged the edges with a darker color, then stamped the flower.  I like this look since it leaves a white border around each flower.  Makes them pop.  I did use the stencils to sponge the tiny flowers and all of the leaves before I stamped the centers.  I die cut in gold the sentiment that comes in this set.  I layered two more times with smooth white card stock.  I like the texture I get stamping on the linen card stock, too. 





I die cut my circle with PTI polka dot vellum using the Petite Places base die.  I die cut and stamped a few more flowers and leaves, inked and added to the card. I was feeling the sponge stamping technique with these flowers.  I chose more contrasting sponged edges.  I finished with some loose string and sequins. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty 

10 comments:

  1. gorgeous, Betty! I think I need this kit!

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  2. Love all the flowers and the gold sentiment on the vellum overlay, Betty!!!! A beautiful card!!!
    Have a great day!!!

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  3. Your background flowers look great with the black - lovely layered vellom, gold sentiment and blooms!

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  4. So beautifully stamped and your background is lovely. The gold sentiment over the vellum is outstanding!

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  5. Wow--what a gorgeous card, Betty! Makes me think Spring, for sure!

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  6. Oh Betty, your card is stunning! Love the touch of Gold on the die cut sentiment too. Your BG paper looks fabulous with all those colorful blooms.
    PS: please stop by and read about a new Challenge Blog coming soon :)
    http://handmadecardsbyhelen.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow....this is just so beautiful Betty! I love all those wonderful little flowers and your gold sentiment.

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  8. That wide white border looks great on the medium and large flowers. Your stamped and sponged color is beautiful, and the die cut flowers at the bottom ... A very lovely card!

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  9. Beautiful card! Love how the colors pop!

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