Wednesday 23 November 2022

Floral Delight

Hi there.  It is a friend's birthday and I have recently been lucky enough to win a set of delightful florals by Highlight Crafts called Crown and Glory Set 3 and so I thought I would open them and dive in.  I also used a stencil which was a freebie with a magazine a few years ago which I thought would make a good background for the flowers.

I started by stamping the flowers in Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and then coloured using a set of Lyra waterbrush pens which I scribbled onto my glass mat and picked up with a waterbrush, and then I fussy cut them out.  

I decided to dry emboss the stencil and then I put the stencil over the embossing and used my Versamark Ink with a blending tool to add it to the stencil piece and then heat embossed with WOW Silver Metallic EP.  I made the silly error of not dusting with an anti static bag first, and inevitably some of the powder clung to the card where I didn't want it to, and I did manage to remove most of it, but in the end I went ahead with the heat tool and it was I thought acceptable...I was short of time as I have had a lot going on at home recently and got behind with my cardmaking and unfortunately November is a busy month for me with lots of cards to make.  

I finished by adding the sentiment in the Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP and arranged the flowers above using some pieces of foam underneath them to give a bit of dimension.   The stencil is quite large and the card is my usual 6" square.  I did decide to chop the corners off the stencil layer to give a bit of a different look. 

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you drop by again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers November Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers November Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers November Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It.
Crazy is our fame - Stencils are our game - November Challenge -  Anything Goes/Fall Colors.
NBUS Challenge - No. 44 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Cards 4 Galz Challenge - No. 186 Use A Stencil.


Aquarius said...

A lucky win for you and great that you've used the stamps to make this pretty card. Always fun to use something new isn't it??

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A very pretty card Pat x

cuilliesocks said...

What a very pretty card Pat, I love the Morning Glory flower and it's coloured beautifully, a lovely design with the embossed butterflies around the card, Kate x

Loll said...

Fabulous colouring of your beautiful flowers, Pat. Love the heat embossed stenciled background. Looks perfect to me. xx

Liz said...

This is beautiful Pat, I love the colour combination. Cutting the corners off the stenciled card looks really effective. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful background for your purple morning glory- such beautiful flowers unless you have the white weed version which I have in my back yard :)

Aimeslee Winans said...

This is just lovely, Pat. Good for you jumping right in with your new goodies and congrats for winning. xoxo

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

This one really caught my eye at NBUS, Pat - love the embossed and colored stencil and it's perfect for your gorgeous blossoms!!

TK said...

Very pretty - your background is perfect for your flowers, and the cut corners are definitely a great idea

Marjan said...

The loveley background makes me think of pretty lattices you see in gardens with roses climbing up. The flowers are well suited to this stencil and the overall image is very opretty, Pat!

Kathyk said...

Lovely make, and in my favourite colour too!


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very beautiful Pat.
Faith x

Ashwini Rao said...

It's a gorgeous card! I absolutely adore the look of the watercolored flowers. The pretty and elegant design in the background looks absolutely wonderful, elevating the card's design. Thank you so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge!

Darlene said...

Oh Pat, this is so, so pretty ... love those beautiful purple flowers! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!