Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flowers and Friends

 It's Kristen's turn to host the Stampotique Designers Challenges and here's what she's got to say about it!
"We may be nearing towards the end of summer, and for most, the flowers are fully bloomed, but for me, some of the best flowers are yet to come.  I love the gigantic sunflowers and the autumn mums, and for that reason, I challenge you to use flowers in your creations this week. Have fun!"
If you'd like the chance to win $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules, so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!!

Here's my rather large card that features Stampotique's Happy Head Appliances Cube, Cousin Carmine, Angel , and Merry Fairy. The stamp artists for all that I used are Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney.

The heads of Cousin Carmine, Angel , and Merry Fairy were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, die-cut with Nestabilities Circle dies by Spellbinder, colored with Copic markers, and matted with black cardstock scalloped circle die-cuts. These were set aside while I created the "flowers".

The hats from the Happy Head Appliances Cube were stamped onto leftover scraps of sponged, stenciled cardstock, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then shaped with embossing styli (styluses?). Additional circles were die-cut from white cardstock, covered with adhesive, and the hats were adhered with the points facing inwards, to form flower petals. The colored, matted heads of Cousin Carmine, Angel , and Merry Fairy were adhered to the centers of the flowers.

Washi tapes were adhered to the base of yellow patterned KMA cardstock (from the dark ages) and ribbon was adhered to form the flowers' stems. The yellow cardstock was matted with dark red cardstock, then adhered to the card.

Clear and light blue vellum was die-cut with a Paper Trey Jar and Lid die. The blue vellum was adhered to the clear vellum then the jars were adhered over the ribbon stems. White Wink of Stella pen was used to add detail to the jar. The flower heads were adhered to the ribbon stems, then additional ribbon was formed into loops and adhered to the stems to become leaves.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed onto the same yellow patterned KMA cardstock using a laser printer. This piece was die-cut and adhered over the three jars. Gemstones were added to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
My Besties UK Challenge: Anything Goes and Flowers
Simon Says Monday Challenges: Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craftroom Challenges: Use Ribbon
Inkspirational Challenges: Use Red, Orange, and Yellow


  1. Kathi I adore how you made your flowers! Genius!! xx

  2. What a beautiful, not to mention thoughtful, card, Kathi! Love that your gave the flowers a "personality" of their own here. Great design and elements!

  3. Nice card Kathi, I love the vellum jars you created and your flowers are awesome, loving the heads as the centers.

  4. Great way to make flowers ! Lovely card Kathi !
    Corrie x

  5. Kathi this is genius, I was looking for the hats then I had the OMG moment! xx

  6. Oh, this is utterly darling! I love the flowers you created with those fun images! Love the design on this, too, Kathi! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Great fun Kathi, love it!!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend x

  8. Very nice. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  9. Such a cute way to make flowers and the ribbon stems are so clever. Thanks for joining us at Ink

  10. lovely thanks for joining us at besties UK - Carol UK DT Co-ordinator

  11. Put a lot of smiles on my face... :D Wonderful card and flowers Kathi, I tell you it here also!!! Love your always brilliant works! :) Hugs, Coco

  12. Oh, I'm not sure that my comment has been stored.. :(
    I told you how brilliant it is, I adore your flowers!!!! Hugs, Coco

  13. Such a fun card! Love the flowers! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  14. What a unique array of flowers, created with such a variety of techniques and images. Eye-catching colours - and the sentiment is a perfect fit. Super cool! Thank you for sharing at Inkspirational Challenges!