Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Flowers!


     The new challenge over the The House That Stamps Built, (DCC829), is to create a card with flowers.  Again I am using stamps from my huge collection of unmounted stamps.  Gee, I just wish I had a clue whom to give credit to.  I love this blossom branch, and the sentiment is so lovely!  Thanks makers, whoever you are!

     My card base is Melon Mambo from SU!, layered with Pure Ivory PL card stock.  The striped dp is a scrap, but the soft dp that I stamped my flowers on is from Creative Imaginations/ Iron Orchid, Beach Cottage pad.  I also wanted to try out my new white gel pen, which is from the Mitsubishi Pencil Co.  It says Signo Uni Ball on the cap.  It says Pigment Ink UM-153 White.  Phew!  It flows so nice!  It was one of those last minute grabs as I was checking out at the stamp store.  Best grab ever!  I cut apart a flourish of Recollections, champagne pearls to use as my embellishment.

     Please be sure to check out all of the lovely creations that the Rock Stars have created to inspire you.  There is a lot of time to join in on the challenge, too!  Have a super evening.

12 comments:

Olga said...

this is gorgeous, love how you added the swirly pearls!

Patti J said...

Oooh....your new gel pen works fabulously!!! Great card, Mary Anne! Love those beautiful blooms. I know what you mean about giving credit. I buy a lot of unmounted stamps when I go to the stamp shows - seems like they would stamp their names on the back! Thanks for joining in our challenge at The House That Stamps Built, dear friend - so happy to see you linking up!

CraftieConnie said...

Love your blossoms too! The pearly flourishes are the perfect finishing touch!

Betty Benton said...

That is a lovely blossom stamp -- love how you've used your white pen on them!

Donna Hanley said...

This card is stunning. I love how you used your white pen around the edge of your flowers. Great idea and it gives your flowers dimension.

Lynette said...

Your flowers are so beautiful and I love the way you've colored them! Fabulous card. Thanks for joining the Repeat Impressions challenge this week!

Carol L said...

Those Signo pens are awesome, I agree! I love all the bling with these gorgeous floral branches, and your coloring is fabulous!

Theresa said...

Lovely card....really like the look of that white gel pen. Great touch adding the pearls.

~ Kathy said...

I love how you stamped directly onto dp and colored from there - beautiful! And I agree - that stamp is fabulous!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
This is beautiful! I love that branch of blossoms. Your impulse buy has paid off what a great gel pen.

JD said...

Pretty card, and great colors for the flowers. You also used one of my favorite sentiments. Today, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to my favorite scrapbook store, and I'm pretty sure you know which one I mean. I needed to stock up, I was out of mono glue, glue dots, and needed new blades for my cutter....can't be without any of the above supplies...Hope you have a great weekend!

Sue said...

So very pretty, and love the bling.

Hugs
Sue