Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Here in Central Oregon I am still waiting for my daffodils to bloom . . . so it is fun to work with stamps and dies to create beautiful flowers to enjoy.  Our challenge this fortnight at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge is to create project with flowers.

I decided I should play with one of my oldest flower dies, the Spellbinders Blossom Three, which I purchased because Heartfelt Creation’s Flora Grande 1 & 2 was designed to create lovely flowers.  It was the beginning of a great thing!

1.     Stamp the four smallest Flora Grande images in Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver on light purple cardstock and heat emboss with Creations Unlimited embossing powder in Mystic Rainbow.  Die cut images and ink the edges with a sponge dauber and Radiant Neon Electric Purple.  Snip the petals apart and shape flowers and adhere layers together.
2.     Stamp Bella Rose and Leaves with Encore Ultimate Metallic Green on dark green card stock and heat emboss with Creations Unlimited embossing powder in Mystic Rainbow.  Sponge Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy  ink over the embossed areas and die cut with the Bella Rose die.  Shape leaves.  Snipe into 3 sections to apply to the card.
3.     Trim light green card stock to 4 ¾” x 6 ¼” and pressure emboss with Cuttlebug Bit of Paisley.  Sand raised areas to bring out texture.
4.     Stamp Heartfelt Creations Tarnished Gear “Happy Birthday” in Radiant Neon Electric Purple on light green card stock and heat emboss with Creations Unlimited embossing powder in Mystic Rainbow.  Trim into a banner shape and sand edges.  Back with dark purple card stock and trim.
5.     Adhere layers to a 6 Bar (5” x 6 ½”) size dark purple card stock base.  Use glue dots and dimensional foam adhesive to raise some sections.  Tie a small multi-looped bow from fiber and adhere to the bottom of the sentiment panel.
6.     Add Dries Clear adhesive to the center of the followers and sprinkle Suze Weinburg’s Mini Mosaics in Evergreen and set aside to dry.  Shake excess off after the glue is set.

Please do stop by and view all the wonderful cards that feature beautiful flowers by the rest of the talented Design Team over at Ruby’sRainbow Challenges.  Create your own fun card and join the fun!

Supplies:  Imagine Crafts:  Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver and Green, Radiant Neon Electric Purple, Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, sponge dauber.  Spellbinders Blossom Three.  Heartfelt Creations:  Flora Grande stamps 1 and 2, Tarnished Gears stamp set (Happy Birthday).  Creations Unlimited Mystic Rainbow embossing powder.  Cuttlebug: Bit of Paisley embossing folder. 

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:   

As You Like It Challenge Embossing
Favorite style of embossing, heat embossing as you can water color or sponge in color easily and quickly to accent the embossing of the image.


  1. Absolutely stunning and awesome, hun!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  2. Amazing card dearie. Those flowers are stunning. Hugs xxx

  3. Gorgeous flowers and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. A stunning card. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  6. Just gorgeous! Awesome flowers and my favorite color! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

    P.S. Did you know this beautiful card also fits our 'handmade flowers' challenge at the DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG

  7. Stunning flowers with the Spellbinder Blossom die. Love how you explained making this gorgeous card in great detail and love the colors. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapy Land and can't wait to see your next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team Member Hug!

  8. Your flowers are spectacular! Especially against that beautiful embossed background. Thanks so much for joining us this week for the QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

  9. This is so beautiful, thank you for joining us this week for our Sparkle Challenge @ QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  10. Gorgeous card. Love the color combo and all the embossing. Thanks for joining us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  11. Wonderful Neva...clear instructions too. Must check out my Pearlescent ink pads.

  12. Me again ... I'm so glad you came to share your beautiful card with us today! Just gorgeous and love the color ... my favorite! lol Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Handmade Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  13. What a gorgeous card! I love the flowers you created and the background is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  14. What a stunning card, those flowers are unbelievable. So beautiful

  15. Fabulous card so beautifully done! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  16. This is beautiful! So glad you played along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog! Can't wait to see what you create next! xx

  17. Gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful flowers, the embossing folder is very nice. Thanks for tutorial on the card. Good Luck! I hope we see you again!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land. Thanks for sharing your card.
    Hug, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog


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