Tuesday, March 22, 2016

It's Spring! Time for Flowers!

It's officially spring and though we had a little snowfall last night, the trees are beginning to bud and bloom, which means that the flowers will not be far behind.

Here's my card with the Quarter Sheet Dahlia (Stampinback) that is available at I Brake for Stamps.

I wasn't very familiar with dahlias until I went to Madrid last fall. While there, we visited a public garden that had a plethora of dahlias in all different colors of the rainbow, plus black and white. Gorgeous!

The Dahlia was stamped onto mixed media cardstock then heat set with clear embossing powder (Stewart Superior). The Dahlia was then colored with markers.

When I was done coloring, I grabbed my water brush and working in sections, added water around the outline of the Dahlia. While each section was wet, water color was added. When I was done with the background, I distressed the edges of the image panel.

Watercolors were used to color a panel of mixed media cardstock, then Victorian Velvet Distress ink (Ranger) was sponged over stencils. This piece was trimmed to 4.75" square and the edges were sponged with Seedless Preserves Distress ink.

A piece of the leftover sponged cardstock was stamped with one of the three sentiments included on the Quarter Sheet Dahlia  using Onyx Black VersaFine ink, then heat set with the same embossing powder. This was die-cut and the sentiment die-cut was adhered to the image panel. The image panel was adhered to the card front, then mounted on a white card and I called it done!

I Brake for Stamps is where you'll find great selections of Stampinback stamps plus lots of other stamps from other stamp companies. Click on my badge below to be whisked over to I Brake for Stamps to check out all of the goodies! Best of all, if you buy something, you can get a 10% discount off of your purchase if you use this code: SAVE10KATHI!

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations Challenges: Flower Power
My Time To Craft Challenges: Flowers
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenges: Water!


  1. A very beautiful floral creation! My Dad grows the most amazing Dahlias, including pompoms like this one. Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  2. love your beautiful flower card - thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

  3. A very pretty and striking floral creation Kathi, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. I love the colours, such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.