Saturday, 18 March 2017

Post 123: Spring Card 1


I'm so glad you've taken the time to visit me here. I truly appreciate it :) Today I'd like to share a floral card in celebration of spring and good friends.

This is a top folding A2 size card and there are 3 colors used on it besides the neutrals: pink, purple and green. 

The process is pretty straight forward, I took the panel which is a stitched rectangle die cut and did ink blending through a beautiful floral stencil by artplorations, to get a soft pink floral pattern in the background. Then I stamped the floral images and the sentiment from the uniko stamp set onto the card using archival ink. Did some simple coloring with zig markers. And finally adhered the panel to the card base in a tilted "off the edge" way for added interest.

List of Supplies:

1. Uniko Stamps- Originally Organic
2. Artploration Stencil- Bloom Boldly 
3. Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Die 
4. Tissue Tape
5. Iris Cardstock 250 gsm
6. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
7. Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet black
8. Sizzix Big Shot Plus for die cutting
9. Ranger's round blending tool and foam
10. Tim holtz mini distress inkpad- picked raspberry

Here are a few pictures of the card :--

I am playing along with the following challenges:

PCM Challenges- March (3 colors have been used here besides the neutrals- green, pink and purple) 

Spring Festival Surprise Challenge with Jessica (threes) - (3 colors have been used here besides the neutrals- greens, pinks and purple, 3 stamps from the set have been used on this card, the mini flowers have been stamped thrice on the bottom left)  

Paper Sweeties March Challenge (I was inspired by pink and green color and the flowers in the vase) 

PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like. 

Thanks for your time :)
Would love to read your comments. 
Stay blessed!


  1. this is so pretty! the colors of the floral really pop against the soft background - love it!

  2. Beautiful ... love the background! Thank you for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties for our March challenge :)

  3. REally beautiful card. Love the contrast of the soft stenciled colors and the brightly colored focal point. Great idea for the extra texture. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  4. Love how the focal flowers pop up against the soft stencilling. So happy you could play in the CASology challenge this week.

  5. Oooh so beautifully made PreeAnd Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog
    Dr Sonia

    Dr Sonia

  6. Lovely subtle background to display that Uniko bloom so beautifully. Thanks for linking up at Uniko.

  7. What a beautiful card using the Uniko Originally Organic clear stamps. Love the soft stencilling behind and the lovely bright colours of the stamped image. The little detailing you have stamped is wonderful too. Thanks so much for sharing and joining on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  8. Wonderful card! Beautiful delicate background and amazing, expressive flower. WOW !!

  9. Lovely card..and the beautiful colour scheme

  10. Ooh very unusual off composition! Great masking too x

  11. such a pretty card :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says wednesday challenge!

  12. So pretty, love the spring like colours.
    Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations. :)