Monday, June 15, 2015

Mehndi Flowers

6/21/2015 Update: Mehndi Flowers won a Top Cup in Challenge #103.

The Sunday Stamps Color Challenge #103 features some gorgeous colors!

First, the large flowers were stamped on white cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, sponged on the edges and set aside.

The blue panel was stamped by using the MISTI tool. The stamps were carefully placed so they would stamp in the lower right hand corner of the panel with white ink. The card was turned 180 degrees and
stamped again with white ink. Once the white ink was dry, the panel was moved up inside the MISTI by 1/16". Crumb Cake ink was applied to the same stamps and applied to the card. The card was turned 180 degrees, adjusted by 1/16" and stamped again. The blue panel was adhered to a dark panel, then to the card base.

The large flowers were backed with craft foam and adhered to the card. Pearls were added to the two large flowers and two small flowers. The inside of the card was decorated with a panel of white cardstock stamped with the small flowers.

Visit the challenge blog at Sunday Stamps to see the beautiful cards.

Techniques: Shadow stamping, coloring, fussy cutting, sponging
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamps: Altenew "Hennah Elements"
Ink: SU! Crumb Cake and White Craft Inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue (retired)
Misc.: Craft foam, SU! basic pearls, MISTI


  1. Mel, this card is beautiful. I love the colors and the flowers.

  2. Oh, Melanie, I LOVE this card, and I love how you used the MISTI to move over a tad the image for a beautiful shadow! It's stunning, and what a great inspiration card for the challenge! Hugs!

  3. Simply stunning! I love this technique, the colors work perfectly. Fantastic layout too! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon! :)

  4. Wow!! Wonderful technique!! Your flowers look amazing!! Thank you for playing along with the Sunday Stamps color challenge this week!

  5. This is a beautiful color combination! Such pretty flowers too.

    Jeannie T.

  6. This is just gorgeous! Love the shadow technique you used to create that beautiful background! The colors are just perfect for your card! So glad you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  7. So soft and feminine. The background is fabulous and the perfect backdrop for your flowers. So glad you joined us at Sunday Stamps this week

  8. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  9. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  10. This gorgeous blue with the ivory flowers reminds me of the Taj Mahal, surrounded by bright blue sky. I totally love the echoed prints and decorative leaves on the background and inside the card!