Sunday, May 25, 2014

Merry Monday - Flowers

It's been weeks since I've created a Christmas card, so I challenged myself with this week's Merry Monday challenge.  I found this one to be a struggle . . . Christmas and flowers are just hard for me.  I couldn't find any stamps with poinsettias, and I have loads of stamps (there was a sign).   But I forged ahead. I dug out a Cottage Cutz die that I had in my stash.  I cut the dies using white cardstock, and then I colored using distress stain and distress markers before piecing them together.  Here is the result . . .

Lots of tiny pieces.  I started by coloring with the distress stain, and then shifted to the markers to add some contrast.  The stain soaked in a bit and gave some of the pieces a bit of a velvet texture. 

Yes indeed . . . flowers and Christmas were a challenge for me (and that's why they call these challenges). 

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Neenah
Pattern Paper:  Authentique
Stamps:  Newton's Nook Designs
Dies:  Cottage Cutz
Ink:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Markers, Ranger Archival
Ribbon:  Close To My Heart
Other:  Little Yellow Bicycle Pearls


  1. At first glance, I thought these WERE velvet flowers! They look soooo cool! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful card! Your flowers are very life-like! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. What beautiful flowers, Debbie! You didn't need a stamp at all! Thanks for sharing these beautiful flowers with us at Merry Monday!

  4. Very, very pretty and your sweet trio of flowers, just the perfect way to finish off your card.