Sunday, January 17, 2016

Floral Thank You

While my husband was watching NFL football Sunday afternoon, I decided to leave him to it and make a card. Inspiration came from two sources:

1. Pals Paper Arts #283 Color Challenge

2. Aud Sentiments #146 Thank You Card

A panel of white cardstock was stamped in Mint Macaron ink with a background stamp that reminds me of looking through a screen door. That panel was adhered to a panel of black cardstock and then to a card base of Melon Mambo.

On two panels of water color paper, flowers were stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. The flowers were colored using an Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo ink. A little of the background was also colored using the same method with Mint Macaron ink. The flowers intended for the card front were fussy cut and popped up with craft foam on the card front. The other panel was left whole and was adhered to the inside of the card with a stamped sentiment.

The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock, then three ovals were die cut,
adhered to one another and popped up with craft foam. The butterfly was stamped on water color paper with Stazon ink and colored with Stampin' Write markers. The butterfly was punch cut along with another in black. They were attached to one another and adhered onto the edge of the ovals. Three black gems were added to the sentiment ovals.

Please take a few minutes to visit the PPA283 and Aud Sentiments 146 blogs. Consider joining the challenges!

Techniques: Stamping, water coloring, heat embossing, die cutting, punch cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: "Papillon Potpourri" & "Another Thank You"; Lil' Inker Designs "Inky Flowers"; background stamp from yard sale
Inks: Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Stazon Jet Black
Stampin' Write Markers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black; Strathmore Water Color Paper
Dies: GKD Ovals
Punch: Elegant Butterfly
Misc.: Craft foam, Aqua Painter, black gems


  1. A beautiful card love the corners .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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  2. So pretty Melanie! I love that butterfly, great layer of flowers along the edge too. Fantastic design! :)

  3. Beautiful card and how your flowers "flow" Thanks for playing along with the pals color challenge this week!

  4. Such a sweet collection of flowers, Melanie - I love how you snipped them along the edge. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along with my color challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts - I'm so glad you did.

  5. The pinks and black are so elegant. Love the way you did the raised corner borders and your watercoloring is awesome, not to mention the watercolored butterfly also very pretty.

  6. Love this. Those flowers wrapping the corner are just beautiful. The background is great too. Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts.

  7. Gorgeous! Love that bold pink and your wonderful corner flower element, so eye catching! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you for our next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT