Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sweet Birthday Peas

Today is the start of Flourishes Release Week Noon Time Inspiration. Here is their Pinterest inspiration photo:

After some thought I decided to go back to one of Flourishes previous Release Week's challenges: Black + White and 1 more color. I do not have any black and white patterned paper in my whole stash (which is an amazing feat, since I thought I owned all the paper in the world -lol), save for one piece. So you will recognize the black and white patterned paper pieces from a few days ago - LOL ;) 

I used Flourishes "Sweet Peas" stamp set (also used on my other black and white card), colored in with Distress Inks and Tombows. I cut it all out with a craft knife and popped it up on popdots. I placed that in a frame made from Flourishes "Seeds Of Friendship" stamp set that I cut out with my craft knife and popped that up on popdots, too. The sentiment is from Flourishes "Flourished Words" stamped in Versafine "Onyx Black". The lace is from a garage sale, the hat pins are from Maya Road, the pearls are from Prima and the pink ribbon is from My Favorite Things.

I apologize for the awful lighting. Just as I thought I had this photobox thing figured out, I can't seem to get rid of the shadows that are suddenly showing up in my pictures. So I took these outside, after the sun had gone down (it was cloudy out).

When I saw the colors for the challenge I went back to the previous Flourishes challenge, I mentioned earlier. But what really got me excited was that beautiful satin ribbon all rolled up. It intrigued me, so I decided to use some satin ribbon on my card too, and I'm glad I did. I think it softens all the black and cream I have going on, plus helps pop the Fuchsia tones in the sweet peas. You can't tell, but the black and cream scalloped paper sat the bottom are all "ruffled" out. I tried to get a pic of it but it was pretty hard to tell against the black cardstock.

Now, I need to get going on a birthday card for my dear MIL. I am hoping tomorrows Flourishes challenge with coincide with what I need to make ;)


  1. Gorgeous~gorgeous card!! Love all your pretty details!! My friend snet me this stamp set as she was done with it...can you believe it, I would NEVER part with a set...but am glad she did...have yet to ink it up, but after seeing yours, I might just have to!!

  2. Beautiful card - lots of yummy layers!!

  3. I have one word for you Ms. Amanda... AMAZING!!!!! This is just such a beautiful and creative card. I almost didn't recognize the Seeds of Friendship set. FABULOUS!

  4. Fabulous! Love love the layout and how you used the tag for the sentiment. (have to case that idea ha!) Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenge.

  5. So elegant Amanda! Such amazing cut work too!

  6. Amanda, your card looks soooo beautiful! I love everything you create. Your coloring is gorgeous and your cutting is beautiful. Amazing card.
    Hugs and smiles

  7. Very pretty Amanda and so dimentional. Your cut work is devine. Beautiful!

  8. Holy Smokes!! I can't believe you cut out those Sweet Peas!!! A labor of love for sure!!! Spectacular card!!!


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