Wednesday 4 September 2019

Big Wishes- The Flower Challenge

Time for a very fun theme at 

This month it's
Simple theme to create any card with flowers...and there's 2 great prizes this month from MFT.

Huge thanks to 'My Favorite Things' for sponsoring us, they are giving away two prizes. So we will choose two winners this month! Each will receive a gift card worth $25. Do check out their website as they have amazing crafty things to be seen there !

All our designers and also our guest designer Michele Ferguson have used their products ( kindly donated from MFT) on our cards. Our guest Designer this month is the talented Michele Ferguson. I am sure you all know Michele, she is an avid FC participant, she leaves so many comments for others and makes fabulous cards of course too !

So, I decided to create a clean and simple card using this great silhouette set from MFT.
I began by using my Marvelous Rectangle mask from a Colorful Life Designs and positioned it over my white card front as I wanted to be left with a clean, white border.
I placed the lace doily stencil over my paper and used some Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers DOX inks to rub over the stencil with a makeup blending brush.  
I removed the stencil then placed the piece into my Misti.  I randomly stamped the flowers, then the sentiment using some black Memento ink.  
Leaving my mask in place, I rubbed some Peacock Feathers along the edges of my card front then using my ScorPal, I scored a border all around the edge of the inked area giving it a framed look and added a few black gems for interest.
I glued that onto a piece of black cardstock then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- STAMP IT

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Flower Silhouettes (MFT); Scripty Wishes (MFT)
Inks- Peacock Feather, Salty Ocean DOX (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black cs
Accessories and Tools- Lace Doily (A Colorful Life Designs); ScorPal, Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black gems;
Marvelous Rectangle Masks (A Colorful Life Designs); makeup blending brush


  1. The stencilled background looks great Karen. Love this card.

  2. Those silhouette flowers from MFT are so pretty Karen and I love the two blue toned inks used with the background stencilling and the dry embossed frame is a great idea too. x

  3. Gorgeous card Karen, everything I love.xx

  4. Beautiful card, pretty shade of blue, hugs, Lori m

  5. The pretty silhouette stamping looks fabulous against that wonderful stencilling x

  6. Gorgeous and the framing does make it look different and very elegant.
    Faith x

  7. You make the most beautiful cards using silhouette stamps, Karen!!! Love the scored frame! it's a simple step yet gives such a finished look to the card!

  8. Love your 'framing' of the image panel Karen - that gives the card a whole new dimension. Fabulous stencilling and stamping on this beauty.

  9. The stenciling is such a dainty background for the floral silhouette. Well done!

  10. Wonderful, Karen! The silhouette flowers look great against the stencilled background. Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Birthday :)

  11. Another fabulous card here Karen! Loving the stencilling and your signature stamping sillouete flowers too 😀 hugs Viv xx

  12. Loved the stamped flowers and had to come to your blog to learn more. When I got here and discovered your background was stenciled. Well, it was just a case of more was better. Glad I stopped by.

    Diana @ PlayingWithoutLimits

  13. Such a an awesome card. Love your CAS and elegant style. Many thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenge.

  14. How spectacular are your silhouette flowers over the stencilled background. Love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday,hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  15. Beautiful card Karen and I love the stenciling in the background. Love the details of the silhouette flowers too and the arrangement is perfect!

  16. I've checked my email subscription to your blog - all seems right with it - looks like I need to go about things the old-fashioned way!
    Well worth it, my friend... amazing cards in every post!
    This one showcases those silhouettes beautifully against that 'sky' of blue!
    I need a lesson in mixed media - you are my mentor!

  17. A beautiful card Karen, your subtle background is perfect for your silhouette image.
    I'm playing catch up at the moment, I have been on holiday for a week and have been having a major sort out in my craft room.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  18. The design is in the details and you have so many wonderful ones on your card, Karen. The masking, inking, stenciling, layering, scoring and stamping all came together in the most marvelous way.

  19. I love the contrast of your black stamped flowers against the blue background. Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!


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