Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Flirty Flowers - Stampin' Up! Pretty Perennials

   After what seemed like several weeks it was finally sunny when I had a card finished and ready to be photographed.  The cloudy weather has been testing my photography and editing skills lately.    I always feel like my blog posts should have a disclaimer like *projects shown here are much nicer in person.  

  I was on hold for a customer service issue for quite a while yesterday so I took that time and used it wisely by making this card to play along with the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge which is to use Flirty Flamingo, Misty Moonlight and Gray Granite.  These colors are so pretty together!


  I started out with a Whisper White card base and then a layer of Gray Granite that was embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and then stitched with the Stitched with Whimsy dies.

  I stamped, cut and layered various images and die cuts from the Pretty Perennial set and tucked them all together in the corner over a length of polka dot tulle ribbon.  I liked the sheer look but the dots gave it a bit of interested without being bold; the flowers are the loud ones here. 

  The sentiment is from Many Messages and is stamped in Misty Moonlight on a long length of Whisper White scrap and is then popped on dimensionals.

  For the last few touches I added some white enamel dots, iridescent sequins and a Misty Moonlight dot to the smaller Flirty Flamingo flower.  

  I had a bit of an oops just when I was finishing this card and stamping the inside sentiment.  I dropped the Misty Moonlight ink pad face down--yikes!  There was no saving the card base by layering some Whisper White over the top as some of the ink got on the front edge of the card.  Luckily I hadn't burnished the Gray Granite layer enough the the textured helped so I was able to pull that whole panel off and attached it to a new base.  Stamping is fraught with ink accidents lol!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Pretty Perennials, Many Messages

Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Misty Moonlight

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight

Accessories: Tasteful Textiles embossing folder, Perennial Petals dies, Stitched with Whimsy dies, polka dot tulle ribbon, dimensionals, enamel dots, sequins



  1. Love this card Amanda. Always love your creativity.

  2. oooh! This is so pretty! Love the florals but I'm loving that background texture and piercing so much too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

  3. Such a pretty card, great use of this week's colors. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  4. Absolutely beautiful card, Amanda. Love the stitched frame around the flowers. Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge.


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