Sunday, January 2, 2022


Hello friends! I have a card to share today playing along with a couple of blog challenges.

I started with white card stock. I am using Concord and 9th Painted Peony stamp set with the Painted Peony die set for my focal images.  I inked one flower with Pinkfresh Studio sparkling rose, bubble gum, and raspberry inks.  The second flower using lemon whip, sweet mustard, and marigold inks.  The third flower uses slumber, sapphire, and stargazer inks.  For the leaves, I used simply chartreuse with a touch of ripe avocado.

Once all the images were inked and die cut, I focused on the background.  I used white card stock.  I die cut the diamond shape using Concord and 9th Botanical dies.  I love mix and matching set components.  It gives so many more options. I layered a sea glass card stock panel behind that I embossed with the Stitched Striped card front.  I used an artist brush with black acrylic paint and Starry Colors to add black and metallic gold splatters. I let the panel dry. I die cut the panel using an A2 Rectangle Stitched die. 

I added the panel to a top folding white card stock base.  I arranged all of the elements. For the sentiment, I die cut the word beautiful using gold glitter card stock.  I layered with two white card stock die cuts to give it more stability and dimension. I finished the card with a few clear sequins.

I am playing along with the The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps.

Here is a list of many of the products I generally
use every time I make a card.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful is right! Love the layout and all those gorgeous flowers.

  2. Wow, Betty, this is so stunning! Amazing colors and layout, love that sparkly sentiment, and what a fabulous stitched background! "Beautiful" says it all! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  3. Absolutely stunning, Betty! The colors you used are gorgeous together. I LOVE the sparkly sentiment and sequin embellishments. A "beautiful" card for sure, and I am so happy you shared it in my "sparkly" challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Oh my goodness, that's stunning!! Love that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  5. What a gorgeous card Betty! I admire your design, arranging all the elements on the diamond die cuts and layering on the stitched background. So glad you shared your beautiful card with us at Sunday Stamps!

  6. Betty your sparkly diecut sentiment is a real standout and looks fabulous amongst those bold flowers and against that subtle blue background. Beautiful indeed! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Betty, this is "Beautiful"! I love the embossed background and your color combo! The subtle gold splatters are great! Thanks for sharing your talents at The Paper Players!

  8. Stunning! Those flowers are a breath of spring on these cold winter days, and the sentiment is "beautiful" for sure! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!


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