Saturday 31 May 2014

Stampendous - Fresh Bloom

Hi Crafters,
Hope the sun is shining on you today and if not I hope these cards will bring a little sunshine in to your craft room, lol.

In real life the yellow is a little more subtle than this picture shows, it is Crafters Companion Centura Pearl cardstock in lemon and not 'full on in your face' sunburst yellow but this is how it came out I'm afraid and no amount of tweaking would correct it without upsetting the rest of the colours :/
The backing paper was created using distress inks and water on my craft mat, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Shaded Lilac. I used the paper to stamp my flowers on and then embossed with white embossing powder. The stamp is a Stampendous grey rubber stamp called 'Fresh Bloom', I have had it for ages and not used it, heaven knows why coz it's a beautiful, large stamp which can be used in so many ways. The borders are made with a couple of Martha Stewart punches, the sentiment comes from Inkylicious and the pearls are from Meiflower.
While I had the stamp out and some of the backing paper left I made another card only this time I used an Anniversary sentiment.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes #233
Sister Act - Anything Goes
I will be round later for some commenting on your blogs so TTFN.


Wishcraft said...

Oh that's a really pretty flower stamp, love it! Gorgeous cards :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Andree said...

A wonderful card, the colours are gorgeous and I love the flowers.
Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

tilly said...

what super colours and those 3 flowers are stunning, Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz this week

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorainne
Fabulous card.... Love the flowers...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, pretty flowers and colours.

Stampendous said...

Lorraine, you've done a super job with our Fresh Bloom stamp! Love your card! Thanks so much for sharing it. I hope it's ok if we pin it on our pinterest board and share on facebook!

Karen P said...

Hi Lorraine, these are beautiful! Love the colours and that flower stamp is fabulous! Wanted to let you know that the link is up at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge now - so you can enter this one! Karen x

Cara said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors and the flowers are awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

Annie said...

loving those blooms! two beautiful cards.
hugs, annie x