Saturday, April 7, 2018

Hope your day is amazing

Hello again,
     It's a gray day here in Rochester, NY and only 29 degrees. A normal Spring for early April, but I sure wish the sunshine and warmth would hurry up, lol. I  have been working on Spring cards to make waiting a little easier. I just got this beautiful new stamp set from Altenew's March release
Sweet Rose Bouquet I love it ! I Also Got the Hope Stamp set  and a while back I purchased Create-a-Wreath-die set with these I created this card.
     I also used Altenew Ink sets Pocketful-of-Sunshine-oval-set and Green-Fields-oval-set and for the stitched edge Stitched-rectangle-dies-by-kat-scrappiness.
     I wanted something special for my Sister-in-Law's birthday and these stamps were perfect for that. I stamped the leaf stamp using only the lightest of the greens, so that I knew where I wanted the image to be. Then I stamped the 4 layers to complete the flowers and finished the leaves. Next I used the stitched rectangle die for the edge. I stamped the sentiment and cut the oval with the create a wreath die. I adhered the background on a 41/4" x51/2" yellow card, then using fun foam on the back of the wreath, I placed it so the stamped images matched, giving dimension to the wreath. The center image was then glued down to the card inside the wreath also matching the image. I took it a little farther by stamping the image on the inside, using only the lightest green and the lightest yellow. for the roses I used the 3rd layer of the stamps to get a very light partial image. That's it.
I will be adding this card to:
Time Out challenge #106 Altenew 4th Birthday
CAS-ual Fridays #196 Spring Fever
Mod Squad Simply Clean Challenge
SSS Wednesday Challenge-Happy Birthday

That's it for now, thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!
God Bless,


  1. Beautiful roses, Karen, inside and out!

  2. STUNNING card and can't wait for this stamp to be available in australia, love it....following you now...come on bye and say HI...💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

  3. Thank you Annie, and thanks for following. I did visit your blog, beautiful cards. I love the Whimsy stamps and have to order that bunny stamp. The Sweet Rose Bouquet is one of my favorites from the Altenew March release.

  4. Such pretty blooms and great use of dies, very inventive and creative with eye catching results! Well done! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  5. So lovely, Karen ... what a wonderful sense of dimension around those fabulous bright blooms ... love how you took the design to the inside! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  6. Thank you Anita, I always try to make the inside of my cards as pretty as the outside.

  7. WOW...what a gorgeous card. And to think you made that beautiful bouquet with individual stamps blows my mind!!!!

  8. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog :)

  9. Beautiful card, love the oval it really sets the whole card off so well.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

  10. This is simply beautiful. Your stamping is perfect, and I love how the yellow pops against the white. Wonderful design and great take on the challenge! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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