Tuesday, September 2, 2014

happy blooming birthday


Back to work...I've had the last 6 days off!

Here's a clean & graphic card:


The bloom & sentiment are from the Stampin' Up Flower Patch set.  It's photopolymer and has coordinating dies.  Have I mentioned my new love for Stampin' Up?  

I stamped the bloom with Distress Ink/Crushed Olive and then used a wet paintbrush to give it a washed look.  The sentiment has been stamped with Fresh Ink Charcoal.  Love using that color so it doesn't overwhelm the design like a black ink would.

cardstock:  strathmore  stamps:  stampin' up flower patch  ink:  crushed olive distress ink, fresh ink charcoal  other:  paper accents vellum, lawn fawn journal card die, misc washi

See that washi?  I picked up a grab bag from a local Scrapbooking shop that is moving.  Isn't it a perfect match to the Crushed Olive?

I was inspired by



I posted my card earlier on Flickr.  

34 comments:

Lynn said...

The washi is an absolute perfect match. Love the soft texture on your card Amy.

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Amy. I love the sentiment on the vellum.

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, could that washi match that ink color any better? This is gorgeous, Amy! Such a soft and elegant design. I love that flower set. I got to play with it recently at a friend's house... :) Stampin'Up has always been a personal weakness of mine!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee the colors!!!!!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh that olive color is gorgeous! Love the tips with brushing the distress ink after. Just beautiful.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Great CAS card, Amy!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration piece, Amy!

Trinh said...

Very pretty!

Yuki said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love the layer of vellum for the sentiment. Hope you had a wonderful 6 days off :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

SO pretty! Love the vellum - the perfect touch!

Deanne :)

Laurel said...

This is so pretty and so perfect!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHHHH! I just love how you used that photo for inspiration--- GORGEOUS! I loooooooooooove the colors and the vellum--- beautifully done! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome inspired card! Where do you work? For some reason I thought you were a lady of leisure :)-- just stamping away your days..

Annette Allen said...

totally gorgeous.. great take on the challenge..

Laura Norris said...

Perfect! Love it!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and the Washi is perfect! I go back to work tomorrow after having 5 days off, it was wonderful!

wendipooh13 said...

{heart} it... love the vellum on the bloom!!!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful, Amy! Love the washi! Hope you enjoyed your day at work! :)

Kelly said...

wow. a gorgeous rendition of the inspiration photo. that flower is beautiful! and I adore that raised panel.

donna mikasa said...

How awesome to score the perfect green washi! I love this card.

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Great take on the inspiration photo!!

Lindsey said...

This is absolutely perfect! Hope your day back at work wasn't too tough...it's always so hard to go back, though, when you've had a wonderfully long break.

Jen said...

PERFECT Amy!! Oh, I love it!!! That gray is perfect....rock on girl!!

Anonymous said...

I spy a winner here. You nailed it. Loved that challenge photo, love your card more!

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Gorgeous! I want that journal die.

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous, I like the vellum on this design :)

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty, Amy!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

swoon… this stamp reminded me of a WMS set I have… love the vellum sentiment.

Tracey McNeely said...

So pretty and thank you for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

Samantha Mann said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous!! Love the layers and stunning floral focal point!

Celeste Goff said...

What a great card Amy! It looks just like the inspiration piece!

Kim S said...

Flower Patch is at the top of my wishlist and I still don't own it. The set with its dies is fairly expensive and I keep convincing myself that I need a multitude of other things instead of this one set. But now I'm looking at your card and regretting that I don't own it. I've only ever seen it used bright and cute - but you have used it so elegantly.

cm said...

Beautiful...and what a 'matching' score with the washi! Stunning!
Hugs~c