Monday, February 26, 2018

One Layer Floral Card

Monday's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is In My Garden.  I had just finished this card for the SSS Wed. Challenge which is Make Your Own Background.  Although I don't have any flowers in my garden yet this year, we do have daffodils and lilies popping up -- they just haven't bloomed yet.

For today's card, I first inked the front of the card base with Bundled Sage distress ink.  Now that I re-inked the distress ink pads, they blend really nicely.  Next I embossed the card front with the Sizzix leaves embossing folder which came in a bundle called Fall Set by Rachael Bright.

Image result for sizzix leaves embossing folder

I wanted some sparkle to highlight the beauty of the leaves so I painted on some diamond Stickles.  The flowers come in a set by Impression Obsession called Spring Wreath.

Products used:  Impression Obsession Spring Wreath, Sizzix Fall Set ef by Rachael Bright, Sue Wilson Stitched Flags, stamp unknown, Bundled Sage distress ink, diamond Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


  1. Such a delicate and pretty card Ann! The painted stickles is a great idea. They really make this look special!

  2. What a great idea for a one layer pretty! I love the stickles...i need to get mine out and use it more!

  3. Ann ~

    You are SO CLEVER. WOW!! What a GORGEOUS CARD.

    I have two questions for you ... (I know, I can hear your sigh all the way down here in Florida!! LOL)

    1) You indicated that you inked the front of the card base. So, do you start with a white card base and simply ink the front with the distress ink? If so, how do you apply the ink so it looks so perfect?

    2) You indicated that you "painted" the stickles on for sparkle. Can you explain that as well?

    Thanks, Ann. I know I always have questions for you, but I do LOVE your cards and your help!!


  4. Gorgeous card Ann! It's so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. Love the simplicity of your design.

    Diana @ Playing

  6. Lovely background, so soft and delicate. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.