Sunday, March 13, 2016

Celebrate Today!

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!



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

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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!

  9. Beautiful card! Love how the colors pop!


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