Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Birds and Flowers

Hi everybody.  I am back today with a floral card made with Crafty Individuals stamp Spring Flower Garden bought recently and used for the first time here, and a square birds and flowers frame die which I  bought some time ago and have only just got around to using, and unfortunately it doesn't seem to be available anywhere now.

I die cut the frame from white card and being quite intricate it did take several goes to get it to cut properly.  I then stamped the flowers on to my base card using Versafine Olympia Green and coloured them with Distress Inks and a waterbrush, also used a bit of blue for the background.  I then stuck down the frame over the top of the flowers using wet glue.  As I had placed the flowers so that the base of the stamp was hidden beneath the frame, some of the flowers were rather hidden by the leaves and flowers on the frame, so I did snip one or two away from the bottom part so that the flowers were much more visible.  I finished by adding white gel pen to the flower centres, and a sentiment banner strip again using the Olympia Green ink, and then heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

Thanks again for visiting my blog and I'll see you again soon. 

I am entering the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge - No. 15 (Never Before Used Schtuff)  Both the stamp and die.
Happy Little Stampers June Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (optional Layers).
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Diecuts & Punches.
Country View Challenges - Summer Fields.
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday June Challenge - In The Summer Garden.
Crafty Calendar June Challenge - Flowers.


  1. Beautiful flowers Pat. Great work with the intricate die, I fail miserably at them and end up throwing so much paper out :)

  2. So beautiful! The intricate details of the frame really complement the floral image!

    Thank you for sharing your work in our Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.

    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers

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    Thank you!

  3. Lovely floral card and the die cut frame just shows them off so well, loving the white on white for the frame.

  4. It must have taken some time to get all the little pieces out of the die, but it's worth it. Beautiful and delicate on your lovely card with the flowers! Love the white accents!

  5. How beautiful Pat, the floral image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. a really pretty floral die as your background and I love the design with the flowers in the center of it, making a pretty frame. Hope your a keeping safe, Kate x

  6. So beautifully done, Pat! Gorgeous image and loving how you framed it with this pretty die. Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about the 'Summer Garden'!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  7. Love your beautiful frame around your floral image Pat your spring flower colours are lovely


  8. This is like a small painting, Pat! Beautifully done and that gorgeous intricate frame suits is perfectly! The scallop base adds even more interest! I hope you're keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Such a pretty garden Pat! Lovely colouring of your flowers, made even more special with the soft blue background. And what a gorgeous frame. I can imagine it takes a bit of work to get this intricate die cut ... but so worth it ... it's gorgeous! xx

  10. What a beautiful garden in a beautiful frame! Love it Pat!

  11. This CI stamp is perfect for our Summer Fields Country View Challenge! Lovely card, the die-cut frame enhances the image too!

  12. What a pretty frame and the most delicate, feminine and beautiful card x.

  13. Beautiful card, Pat. The flowers are so pretty and I love the delicate die-cut frame. Your card would be perfect for the Crafty Calendar Challenge where the theme is 'Flowers'. xx

  14. Fabulous image teamed with the perfect frame a beautiful card thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

  15. Beautiful card Pat - they could definitely be found in a summer field! thankyou for entering the challenge at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck in the draw! Hugs Rachel xx

  16. Beautiful floral card and the background frame is fabulous too!!! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges!


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