Monday, 16 November 2015

Flowers For You

Good morning friends. I've been getting inky with the brand new Swirl Centre Flowerhead stamp by Chocolate Baroque and created a simple yet elegant any occasion friendship card.

Here's how you make this card:
  1. Start by stamping 2 flowersheads with Versamark on water colour paper.
  2. Apply WOW Gold Rich Embossing Powder and heat set.
  3. Repeat above steps on 3 leaves (2 large and 1 small) from the Sunny Sunflowers sheet.
  4. Colour with Distress Inks: Abandoned Coral and Work Lipstick for the flowers and Peeled Paint for the leaves. 
  5. Allow to dry completely and fussy cut. Split one of the flowerheads in half and save for another project.
  6. Trim a piece of cream card stock ¼" smaller than the card base.
  7. Stamp sentiment on the cream card front and adhere the flowers and leaves around it as shown above. Pop-up the half-bloom on foam tape for added dimension.
  8. Cut a ½" strip of green glitter foam and adhere behind the cream card, with ¼" edge showing.
  9. Apply foam tape behind the rest of the cream card and adhere to the card base.
Here's a closer look at the large bloom. I literally slapped on the colours -  Abandoned Coral inside and Worn Lipstick toward the edges. Don't fuss - just keep it loose and easy. This card was a nightmare to photograph because of the glare from the glitter and gold. The picture does not do it justice. Make it and you'll see what I mean. :)
Craft Your Passion #288: AG
Crafting From The Heart #86: AG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Thinking Of You
Just Us Girls #319: Watercolouring
World Wide Open DT Challenge #5: November
Eureka Stamps #167: AG


Here's my tag for Day 10 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. I'm inspired by Suzanne Bier's tag with the wee dog running away with a sled full of pressies. The main character is from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Dog Park and picked festive elements from Holiday Party Animal to help set the scene. The little hearts are from Love You A Latte and I stamped the greeting with Riley's ABC.

Thank you so much for stopping by. We've had a gloriously sunny weekend with blue skies, cool air and falling leaves everywhere. Here's to the beautiful and safe week for everyone.



  1. woooww
    so many embossing in GOLD
    and so glanz and adorable Asha
    this flower really a stunning Image
    and your card is AWESOME
    looks like your blog badge right :) SMILE
    love the pink flower here..sweet sentiment ...I want this card please :)

  2. Beautiful pink flowers Asha! I hope you are doing well, xx ps... love the photos of your sweet beloved fur members that have passed, big hugs, xx

  3. Such a beautiful creation Asha. I adore that colour pink.

  4. This doesn't look simple to me, but extremely elegant and I love the effect of gold and popped up elements. It's looking gorgeous, Asha!

  5. This is beautiful and the colouring is excellent. I love the green stripe which is perfect since we all have extra paper everywhere. Great card again!

  6. What beautiful flowers! They look fantastic embossed and colored. Great job and thank so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

  7. Ooooohhhh... Such a wonderful card!!! I can imagine the real colours, I have these distress inks and I'm sure that these flowers are even more bright an vibrant!
    Love, love this card, it's really elegant and so sweet! The gold embossing is just perfect for these flowers!
    I pinned it :)

  8. Well done on your gold-embossing! Beautiful composition and colors! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Thinking of You” Challenge!

  9. Your card is really beautiful. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing with us over Craft Your Passion.Good luck!!! Patricia DT.

  10. Beautiful, Asha! Lovely composition and amazing design! The gold embossing is so elegant!

  11. This is stunning, like the gold embossing with coloring, great look!

  12. A beautiful card with gorgeously colored blooms. I love the gold embossing too.

  13. I absolutely love, love, love this card Asha, this colours are gorgeous. The gold embossing with the pink so regal! And your colouring as always perfect x

  14. Absolutley stunning and what gorgeous colours, love the layout too, Kate x

  15. Fabulous card and gorgeous flowers Asha..Loz

  16. Wonderful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT Leader

  17. Such a pretty card.
    I love the embossed outlines of the flowers…so very pretty.

  18. This is gorgeous I just love it thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  19. Awesome BIG flowers! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  20. Oh my word those gold embossed flowers are AMAZING Asha!! Really pretty and so creative with your coloring too!! That tag....oh snap!! How stinkin' CUTE is it?!! LOVE it!! You are sending out tags to your favorite blog buddies, right?!! LOL!! JK!!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  21. Asha both are so pretty! Thank you so much for linking up to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

  22. So gorgeous! Love the big pink flowers with gold, very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Eureka! Stamps Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

  23. A very lovely card. Great with the embossed lines.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  24. WOW, Asha....your big bold blooms are stunning! I can imagine, in real life, they're utterly magnificent! Your tag...another bout of adorable!!

  25. This is fabulous! I love the texture you have given your flowers with the stamps and embossing powder. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  26. Such a gorgeous card Asha, I love that image & how you've showcased it so beautifully! So sorry for the late comment but thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps in our Anything goes challenge last week! I hope you can play again this week in our "Angels" challenge!
    Dawn (DT) xx

  27. These are wonderful creations and perfect for our FIFTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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