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The Flower Challenge!



Hello Friends,  I had a chance to play in my studio today since school was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew. We have had no problems on the West Coast of Florida and I am hoping for the same results on the East Coast, although I know a great deal of people are without power. I pray that is all they have to deal with! There is a new Challenge blog that has started called The Flower Challenge and I have been itching to play along! I don’t know about you, but I think it was a fantastic idea! We all have our fair share of flower stamps lying around…don’t we?   Way to go Aileen and all involved, I wish you HUGE success!  I got out the ever so popular Beautiful Day set by Altenew and went to work.  I stamped the flowers and leaves on my SU eggplant cardstock and then white heat embossed the outline of the same flowers after that.  I realized after the embossing powder dried that I had tons of white flecks all over the place….That ALWAYS happens to me! UGH!  So I thought, why not embrace the mistake and add more white flecks myself! I actually do this with diluted white paint.  I love how it turned out.  Then I got this brilliant idea to cut out multiple panels using my MFT rectangle dies, from greatest to smallest. I then decided to lift some of the panels and recede some of them.  I LOVE the effect!  I also like the wonky lay out!  I just noticed a couple of my leaves look a bit doubled in the photo, but I kinda like em that way! I used my Misti and the paper must have shifted a bit. The sentiment is from Verve!  Well, why not come on over to The Flower Challenge and play along…you have lots of time!  Thanks for your visit, they mean the world to me!  Nanc’

17 thoughts on “The Flower Challenge!

  1. Glad to hear you’re home and safe! Stunning card Nancy! Beautiful!

  2. Oh Nancy this is drop dead gorgeous. What a fabulous idea to layer those beautiful flowers! Love how you have added those white specks to make this cards finish just perfect, Loooooooooove it!

  3. Beautiful card Nancy. Love the colors and design. I will have to check the Flower Challenge out. You know how I love flowery cards. 🙂

  4. LOVE everything about this….the color, the embossing, the wonky placement of the rectangles, the speckles–approved and not approved lol LOVE this!!!!!

  5. Gorgeous card with those beautiful colors and awesome layout!

  6. Nancy, this is one of the most beautiful and unique cards I have ever seen. Such an unusual idea to layer these panels this way. Love the extra splatters, they are very becoming to your card. Eggplant works very well with the white, great combo.

  7. This has to be my favorite card of yours, Nancy. The eggplant is so elegant with the white embossing – and splatters. Adding the layers makes it unique and artsy.

  8. Sending prayers your way, Nancy! Its great that you are well – and even found time to craft!! Guess that’s the silver lining!! 😉
    And this is such a fabulous creation too!! Love it, love it, love it!! I love the gorgeous purple, I love the repeat stamping, I love the slanted rectangle die cuts, love the splatters..imagine, those were a mistake to begin with!!

  9. Nancy, this is a beautiful beautiful card. The colours are just gorgeous, the layout of the stamps is so perfectly balanced and the idea of using the rectangles to create interest in the layers is inspired. And I am with you, I always get lots of white flecks, so embracing the flecks is a great idea! Stunning card, and thank you for playing along at The Flower Challenge, we are so glad to have you here, Lisa DT

  10. What a beautiful card here Nancy! loving your purple flowers and clever angled panels. The white splatters look excellent as a finishing touch ….inspired…sometimes mistakes work out just perfectly don’t they. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx

    • Thanks for your kind words! Best of luck with the challenge! Although, I do believe it’s going to be a huge success!

  11. Well Nancy, you took the Triple Time Stamping to a whole new level with this beautiful card!!! I love how you took your “mistake” and ran away with it creating more pretty white specks. Beautiful layout and details on your awesome card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez. DT

    PS. If you want to avoid your embossing powder to stick where you don’t want it on your panel, use an Embossing Buddy pillow before you stamp your image, that way the powder will only stick to the stamped area and not all over your panel. I know how frustrating it can be and some times, it totally ruins your panel, in your case, you fixed the “problem” beautifully!! 😉

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