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Saturday, December 31, 2011

With Love - 2011

Christmas is over and my week just swept on by as I enjoyed being with my family. I was also on a mission to clear out some dust in my craft studio. I've been finding quite a few lost projects and one of them you'll see on my card today for the Stampendous Color Challenge.

There is one more week to play along in this challenge. If you have an itch to create something in these colors, CREAM, PINK, GOLD, and BROWN, then add it to our challenge gallery. It's that easy, really. Now the rest of the details for the challenge are to have them in by January 5th, 11:59pm ET. If you have Stampendous... show it off on your creation, but don't let it stop you from joining the fun. There will be a prize winner randomly picked from the gallery (US winners only) to receive this lovely set Amore Frame.

Now here's my card inspired by the challenge.

Those flowers were already punched out from text print paper. You can use the Dream Text cling stamp if you happen to have it. I'll be posting a project next week using it!

Mini-tutorial: For this project I added rolled white felt flowers to the center that I dyed with a few drops of Copic Various Blender refill, quickly coloring over it with R20 and E31, then rubbing it together like I was trying to get a stain out of my shirt. LOL The size of the felt I started with was about 1-inch square for each rolled flower. If you haven't yet tried a rolled flower, here is my quick description. You can also search on the internet for "rolled paper flower" and find many more blogs and videos with instructions. Round the corners and start cutting in toward the center in a spiral pattern. Roll up starting with the outside and hold together with a drop of glue. Fast set with a glue gun or use liquid glue and set it aside to dry.

I glued my felt flowers with a glue gun to the center of the paper flowers and then glued them onto the card. I dropped a small amount of black pearl paint onto the center of each flower. That's it!

Here's a list of more challenge inspiration from the Stampendous team:

Stampendous Blog
Jennie Black
Kristine Reynolds
Wendy Price
Jennifer Ingle
Pam Hornshu
Janelle Stollfus -you're here!
Wendy Jordan

It's been a beautiful year and I had lots of fun sharing my creations with you all. Thanks for "stopping by"  and I hope to see and hear from you in the next year!

Best wishes for a safe and fun night and a bright New Year!

Stamps: Cherub Wishes
Paper: Cream, Text paper
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black Ink, Tea Dye ink pad, Black soot ink pad, black ink pen
Accessories: White felt, Viva Decor Black Pearl paint, Copic Various Ink refills and/or markers, glue gun


  1. This is an absolutely STUNNING card! WOW! I love this!!!!

  2. Love those flowers! Paper Crafts would love this card...they always go for the CAS with a POP!

  3. pretty!!!!! love the felt flower centers in the middle!


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