Friday, April 1, 2016

Wild Violets

4/04/2016 Update: Wild Violets was an Emerald Award winner at the Color Dare Challenge!

5/05/2016 Update: This card won the Stamplorations gift card at Creative with Stamps monthly challenge!

Violets are so lovely when they grow in the wild and growing African Violets can be a pleasant hobby. I gave the African violets away when I adopted a cat because I could not keep the cat from eating the flowers or digging in the pots.

My card was inspired by the gorgeous colors in the Color My Heart: Color Dare Challenge #186, and the very first challenge at Creative with Stamps #1!

Some scraps of cardstock were spattered with the white craft ink. Once dry, all of the elements were die cut from the spattered cardstock and popped up on foam tape for adhering. On a panel of white cardstock, leaves and flowers were stamped and the edges were cut with a reversed scallop border die. The panel was adhered to cardstock and then to the card base. All of the elements were then adhered. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and two die cut flowers.

Visit the Color Dare challenge to view some lovely creations!

Techniques: Stamping, stamping off, die cutting

CTMH Materials
Cardstock: Gypsy, Lagoon

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Flowering Fields, Gorgeous Grunge
Dies: Botanical Builder
Cardstock: Whisper White
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana, White Craft
Misc.: Dimensional foam, Itty Bitty Butterfly punch, pearls

Other Materials:
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Gina K Designs stacking and nesting ovals (both plain and reverse scallop); Lawn Fawn scalloped border (reversed)


  1. Fabulous card, Melanie! I love your random stamped background and layered flowers. We're so glad that you've inspired us this week at the Color Dare blog!
    :) Marie

  2. This is a beautiful card! Love the random stamping you did in the background and how you layered the sentiment die-cut is fabulous.

  3. This is so pretty Melanie! I love the color scheme and your die cut flowers are beautiful! Your background turned out perfectly too. :)

  4. Hallo Melanie
    I come here to answer your question
    but first I love the colors on your card so adorable and so calm down
    lovely flowers card Melanie
    oh ya today we have a new challenge theme Butterfly you can join and maybe you win one of our 4 prizes...
    The answer that embossing folder is from Spellbinders named NEED A ROPE
    hope I can answer you :) in any case ask me again in my CONTACT form on my Blog please :)

  5. Beautiful personalized background stamping, and love your sentiment scalloped frames and the bold your layout and stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Color Dare and anxious to see what you create with the new GREEN challenge.

  6. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the background! Those flowers are so pretty!! Thank you so much for joining our 1st challenge at Creative with Stamps! :)

  7. Beautiful! So classy abd elegant! I love those flowers!Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge this month.
    Mary (DT member)

  8. This is a lovely creation, Melanie! The colors are so pretty together. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative With Stamps! :-)

  9. This is very pretty! I love the layers and colors!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  10. Beautiful color combination and card!
    Thank you for joining us at "Creative with Stamps",
    Eunice (DT)