Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Showers of Flowers for Stinkin' Inkers!

Thank you all for stopping by.  This is my first Design Team Post for the new challenge blog, Stinkin' Inkers! Welcome!!  The theme that our fabulous owner, Terri has chosen for April is "Showers of Flowers."  

What I Used to Make my Card:
Mint Green Card Base
White Scrap Panel
Pink Scrap 
Rubber Stamp Tapestry Set "Brambly Rose"
Corner Punch, Deco Photo or Notch, from All Night Media (discontinued)
Die-Namics MFT Stitched Oval Stax, MFT521
Hero Arts Ink in Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Mint Julep
Stampin' Up Set "Sincere Salutations" (discontinued)
Art C Embellishments - pink flower pack, #24087
Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
White Flower from Stash

I have a bin full of flowers (like Prima and such) that I love but never use. Some of them are too big to use on a card, some I like too much to use (I'm sure you can relate to that!) and honestly, I forget I have them.  Out of sight, out of mind.  But, for this challenge, I wanted to use a few of the various flowers I have.  Then I couldn't find them.  I looked everywhere for the baggie I have filled with fabric roses (you know the kind made of ribbon); I was certain I had ribbon roses that would match the colors on this card perfectly.  I looked where they should be, but weren't (believe it or not I am a fairly organized crafter.  I put everything away after I use it, back in it's proper place; all my bins and storage have labels on them and I can typically find what I am looking for quickly.) I looked where they shouldn't be, and they still weren't there.  Finally, I decided to give the searching a rest, 'cause you know sometimes if you just stop looking for whatever you need, it suddenly appears.  That wasn't exactly true here but I did find that I had put all of the flowers that were in shades of pink in a little shoebox-sized bin with intentions of using them for Valentine's Day. I'm happy I found them and I picked out some roses; they happen to be paper, not ribbon.  I cut the wire stems off and put them aside to add onto the card later.
Step 1

After wasting entirely too much time searching, I set about making the flower panel for the card.  I used the Hero Arts Ink colors that I had gotten in the My Monthly Hero Kit for January 2017 and stamped the roses and leaves, using the Rubber Tapestry Set (all of their sets have directions, plus recommendations for ink colors! I thought you might want to see the
Step 2
different steps used to create the panel.)  I stamped on a piece of cardstock that was 5 1/2" x 
4 1/4" since I knew I'd need to cut the panel down to place on the card base.  Once the panel was fully stamped, I used the DieNamics die to cut the oval out of the middle, then cut the panel down and punched the corners.  
Step 3

Next I chose a piece of pink scrap for my sentiment.  I stamped "Thinking of you" in embossing ink and embossed it using fine detail white embossing powder.  I am so tickled that I found this white embossing powder; I used to struggle mightily when using white, it seemed no matter what I did I always got little specks everywhere; even using one of those pouches filled with whatever the magic ingredient is (I think it's cornstarch.)  I attached the sentiment panel onto the back of the stamped card so that it showed in the oval cut out.  Once I glued the panel onto the card
Flowers Close Up
base, I used 3 paper roses as accents on the side. This card would have taken me about 30 minutes if I hadn't spent hours looking for those flowers! At least I actually did use a few; many times I've searched for something and, once found, never actually used the item in my projects.  

Another Look

I'm feeling spring and, as some of the country is getting pounded with a serious snow storm, it's 70 degrees here and the good weather makes me feel creative.  I'm thinking something 3D is in the wings. Thanks for stopping by and reading about my crafty trials and tribulations! Hunting around my craft room is NOT fun, but, coming into the room and seeing 3 drawers of stamps on the ground and the trash basket tipped over is even LESS fun.  That's what my wonderful furbabies had left for me this morning!  I swear they think up ways to annoy me! LOL Anyway, I hope you'll drag out some of YOUR flowers and join me at Stinkin' Inkers! And be sure to check out the rules HERE. Have fun and get crafty! Fondly, Christi

I would like to enter my Showers of Flowers card in the following challenges:
Stamps, Ink, Paper Challenge - #93, Coming Up Flowers
Ike's World - #85, Anything Goes with optional twist In the Garden
Try it on Tuesday - Botanical
Unicorn Challenge - M, #20, Petal Power
Pin{spirational} - #187, see picture below
Addicted to Stamps - M, #145, Stamped Image & Stamped Sentiment
Card Mania - M, #91, April Showers Bring May Flowers
Naughty or Nice Challenges - M, #38, Three of Something with optional Easter Twist


  1. I love your card. It is beautiful. DT Sis.

  2. Ooooh your stamped BG is so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Naughty or Nice :)

  3. Very bright and colourful card, so lovely. Thank you for entering our challenge and good luck. Greetings, Veerle DT-ATSC

  4. A lovely card! Love the beautiful flowery background. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday.
    Mar x

  5. Thanks for playing along at Naughty or Nice, your pretty card with its three roses fits the bill perfectly for our current challenge, Jo x

  6. Hi this is a stunning card I love it. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 20 “Petal Power.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Naughty or Nice, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Oh how totally adorable Christi :) fabulous stamping and walkthrough on how you made your card :) Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges and good luck. Jane DT for Ike'sWorld challenge xxxxx

  9. Pretty card - the background is amazing! Bravo!
    Thank you very much for coming
    to play at IKE's WORLD CHALLENGES.
    Good luck!

  10. Great card! Love the self-made background paper!!! Thank you for joining our current challenge at PINspirational! Hope to see you again soon and have a great day, Maike DT

  11. Very pretty card! I love that peg stamp set! It is on my wish list. I was just stamping up several cards with peg stamps yesterday! I still need to photograph them but hope to get them posted soon. Thanks for sharing and thanks for coming by and commenting on my blog. It is fun to see what you are making too!

  12. I'm not the only one with a bin of flowers I admire but rarely use? :P You've used them to great effect here; they work perfectly with your background. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

  13. So very pretty, your little paper flowers go nicely with the stamped background. I'm so glad you located them. Thanks for joining us here at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

  14. I love your card! The pinks and green are such a great color combination!
    Happy stamping

  15. Very cool background stamping :-) Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-)

    IKE x

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  16. I love the background designer paper you created! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our flower theme challenge this week!

  17. Hi Christy - lovely card. I like the background!

  18. Such a pretty card!! I am glad am not the only one who has things they like too much to use. :) Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!!

  19. Sweet card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  20. A cool classic card and I love it! Thanks for playing with Stamp Ink Paper last week.

  21. Congrats on your beautiful floral card as your first DT post. The colours are beautiful.

  22. A lovely card with beautiful paper. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.


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