Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Floral Harmony

Hi there everybody.  This is my second Guest Design Post over at Chocolate Design Team Blog, and after the more masculine make last week I decided to do something with flowers and chose this Floral Harmony stamp.

I started by stamping these pretty flowers on to a piece of white card using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and then heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then coloured them with my Distress Inks and a waterbrush using Mermaid Lagoon, Dusty Concord, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Lucky Clover, Crushed Olive and Brushed Corduroy.  I then fussy cut it out, but for those who don't enjoy all that cutting you could just cut around the image leaving some white around the edges and it would still look fine.

I then decided that I would add a strip of alcohol inked Yupo along the bottom of the 7" x 5" card and I cut a strip roughly 2" wide and using Pool, Indigo and Clover together with some Blending Solution, and used a brush to spread them to cover the piece.  I then placed some clingfilm over the top slightly scrunched up and pressed on to the inked surface which when dry left some interesting marks. 

Instead of adding the flowers flat on to the card I cut a white layer to cover the front but leaving most of the alcohol inked border showing.  I then stamped the sentiment which comes from the Paisley Elephant set on to the bottom of this piece of card using Versafine Ink, and heat embossed it using WOW Metallic Gold Super Fine Embossing Powder.  I then attached a piece of foam to the back and added it to the card, and finished by adding the flowers using some Pinflair Glue Gel to give further dimension.

Thank you for stopping to take a look today and I'll be back next week with my third and final Guest Design Post for now, but I will be returning with more later in the year.  

I am entering the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge - No. 32 Embossing (Heat/Dry)
Penny Black and More Challenge - All Things Feminine/Anything Goes.
Craft Stamper Magazine: Take It Make It Challenge - Anything Goes.
Uniko Challenge - No. 53 Anything Goes/Masculine.
Stamping Sensations - In an English Country Garden.



  1. Oh it's beautiful Pat... Your flower is so pretty and that strip of alcohol inking is perfect! Enjoy the sunshine!

  2. A beautiful card with al lovely colourpalette, the strip of Yupo with alcohol ink combines very well!

  3. Wow what a wonderfully designed card and those flowers are stunning, great colours and great fussy cutting. Love the addition of the alcohol inked strip with the cling film technique. One very special card Pat x.

  4. I'm playing catch-up with my blog visiting. I love this card, the flowers are so pretty and the inky panel is just beautiful. Just scrolled down to see the posts I've missed while I've been away, lovely creations, Pat. xx

  5. Such a beautiful card Pat and the blue strip at the bottom looks fabulous. I have to say that I'm always impressed with the effect of alcohol inks. The flower looks gorgeous, especially over the crisp, white background x

    1. I've just popped back to say... Thank you for joining us in our 'English Country Garden' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  6. A really beautiful floral creation Pat and the inky panel at the bottom compliments the colours of the bloom perfectly. A great creation for our 'Feminine' theme at Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joining in. It would also fit in a treat at Stamping Sensations challenge!

    B x

  7. Pretty! Thanks so much for playing at Uniko, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  8. Beautiful card and I love the blue alcohol ink and the flowers! Great job fussy cutting too. Thanks for playing along with us over at The Flower Challenge.

  9. Such a pretty floral spray Pat and a scrummy inky bottom panel! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations!

  10. What a beautiful CAS card, Pat!!! The alcohol inked panel is just gorgeous and I love that the color of the flower matches to it!

  11. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our 'English Country Garden' theme at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  12. Love your card and love the colours x

  13. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Your Yupo panel is such a pretty complement to the spray of flowers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Uniko. :)

  15. Fabulous and lovely card!
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More challenge, welcome again;-))m

  16. Very patient with your fabulous colouring and fussy cutting! Thanks for joining the Uniko challenge x

  17. This is so pretty, those folowers look beautiful. Great job with the fussy cutting too! Thank you for joining in with the Uniko challenge xx


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