Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Floral Pointelle

UPDATE 5/19/2015: Floral Pointelle was selected as an Artist Pick in HSS Challenge #211!

Here is my card for the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #211 (HSSCC211). The challenge requires that the card be made using only three colors: Strawberry Slush, Hello Honey and Night of Navy. (White is typically acceptable as well.) I also entered the card into the Monthly Meetup Challenge at Lil' Inker Designs. This is one of my favorite companies that I recently discovered.


When I started making the card I discovered I did not have Hello Honey ink although I had the cardstock. I used a blend of More Mustard and Daffodil Delight to create a Hello Honey match.

The design on the card base was cut with a pointelle style die. Knitters will understand why this is referred to as pointelle. I backed the die cut card front with cardstock so the colors show through and to emphasize the challenge colors. It is not necessary to cover the holes.

I used Irresistibly Yours paper to achieve an emboss resist technique, sponging the paper with ink and then wiping the excess ink away to reveal the white flowers. It was then cut out using a scalloped rectangular die. I used a punch to make the navy tag by punching it at both ends and trimming it on each long side. I ran a piece of ribbon through the slots. Finally, I stamped an image and fussy-cut the flower. I added a touch of Hello Honey to the center of the flower with a marker.

The embossed panel was adhered to a piece of craft foam to add depth, then the navy tag was adhered to craft foam to pop it up. The flower was added, also with a piece of foam and the two oval rhinestones were adhered.

I always like to add a little something to the inside of the card so I inserted a piece of white cardstock and used a strip of the honey embossed floral piece to trim the right edge.

Please stop by and visit HSS and Lil' Inker for creative card ideas!

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, punching, emboss resist, sponging, fussy cutting, color blending
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Stampin' Up Products:
Stamp: Simple Stems
Inks: Strawberry Slush, More Mustard/Daffodil Delight blend
Marker (non-alcohol): Hello Honey
Cardstock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Strawberry Slush, Night of Navy, Irresistibly Yours
Punch: Tag Topper Scalloped Punch
Misc: Whisper White organza ribbon
Other Products:
Dies: Lil' Inker Pointelle Die, Die'sire Scalloped Rectangles
Misc: Gems from my stash
Notation: Links to products are provided for convenience. I do not receive remuneration.


  1. This is so pretty Melanie! I love the background panel and your ribbon laced through the die cuts adds the perfect touch. Awesome card! :)

  2. I love all the color peeking through the pointelle pattern! Great job, Melanie.

  3. This is stunning! I love the background and pretty flower! So much detail wrapped up in to one beautiful card!

  4. Such a striking card. Love all your elements. Thanks for joining us at HSS.

  5. This is STUNNING! I love what you did with the colors peeking through that die cut. I'm so glad you linked this to our Monthly Meetup Challenge because I really enjoyed coming to your blog today. Thank you so much and I hope you'll join us again!
    Lil' Inker Designs

  6. Congratulations! I really love this color combination, and the honey print is TO DIE FOR. I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed you included it on the inside of the card as well. Using colored paper behind the die cut dots was truly a stroke of genius!