Sunday, 4 December 2016

The Flower Challenge- Older Stamp, Die or Stencil

Are you ready for another fun challenge? 
Get ready to pull out some older stamps, dies or stencils and create a card.  You know you have lots of older things in your stash that need some love, right?

I decided to use the flowers from an older set by Unity Stamps.  
I placed the stamp inside my MISTI, inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink and stamped onto my paper.  To darken some of the flowers, I re-inked and stamped again while I left others as a single stamping to give a lighter shade of the colour.
Using the Text Stamp from Penny Black, I inked it up with Versamark, stamped and white heat embossed randomly across my card front.  
Next, I watercolored the background using some Mowed Lawn Distress ink that was diluted with water.  I also stenciled a bit with the same ink to add some more interest with the piece of drywall tape that always seems to be sitting on my work space.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession using black Memento ink.

Adding my card to these challenges:


The Pencil Case- ANYTHING GOES


Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES

So get out some of those older stamps, stencils or dies and come play along with us!

Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Impression Obsession, Unity, PB/ ink- Versamark, Memento, Distress/ wh Eb powder/ heat tool/ MISTI/ paint brush/ drywall tape


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the shades of green and that sentiment is just lovely. xx

  2. Oh it's beautiful - what a clever idea to leave some in lighter ink, but the bit I love best is the script on top heat embossed. Very arty! Love it! Ruth xx

  3. Great card design and wonderful colors.

  4. this is really very pretty - soft, soothing - Nice!

  5. Wonderful use of one of your older stamps!! I have so many older flower stamps, it will be hard to choose one for the challenge. Love the shades of green and the layered colouring of the flowers.

  6. Hello Karen:I love the fantastic color wash you achieve on this card, the stamped images are beautiful in those shades of green, using both colors gives them depth and dimension. I have a hard time doing water color washes, as much as I love this medium, I always end up with a muddy mess.
    Big Hugs,

  7. It's a glorious card Karen, fab stamping and that watercolour background is just awesome. Loving the green too, not a colour I use much.....I must use it more ;) hugs Viv xx

  8. Wonderful sentiment shown off with fabulous stamping.

  9. Beautiful the Unity stamps & so glad I have them!

  10. Loving your Mixed Media design with your older flower stamp, signature stamp and dry wall tape. So much texture, dimension and interest. Love your sentiment perfect with your design. TFS Karen. Hugs, Nancy

  11. This is so stunning, as always I'm amazed at the interest you create on your cards while keeping them flat! One of these days I'm going to have some time to try some of your techniques ;)

  12. I knew you would do a beautiful card Karen, such a wonderful colour too. I am loving this green.

  13. My gosh, Karen, this is GORGEOUS! Love the stamp you chose and the innovative way you used it. The different tones look fabulous and thanks for always describing exactly how you did it.

  14. You have the best sentiments for meaningful cards, Karen! Love the embossed resist and those sweet flowers!

  15. You put so many elements/techniques into this one card and made it look so effortless, Karen. It's beautiful.

  16. Always good to put old stamps to work. This is so beautiful Karen. Love the mix of greens with white accents. xx

  17. I just love the look of the text and your green monochromatic card is just gorgeous, Karen.

  18. so pretty, the monochromatic colours with the pop of white looks amazing.

  19. stunning background! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  20. Beautiful background and great stamping Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case Challenge. Helen DT

  21. oh, how lovely card. Love card background. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for entering your lovely card into our challenge in Brown Sugar Challenge
    Hugs, Camilla (DT member)