Monday, August 12, 2019

Beautiful Bouquet Anniversary Card

Hello again!  There's a gorgeous new colour challenge over at Just Add Ink that I couldn't resist playing along with this week.

These are colors that I probably wouldn't have considered using together on my own.  But that's what I love about colour challenges - they make me stretch my imagination and get creative!  After working with these colors I know that I'll use them again - they're rich and vibrant and perfect for fall.

I used my Stamparatus on this card to get perfect placement on the sentiment, and also to double stamp the flowers.  For each of the 4 large flowers I stamped them once in Grapefruit Grove, then used a sponge dauber to add some Terracotta Tile in the center of each flower and stamped them again.

The flowers on the inside of the card mimic the outside by using the double-stamping technique on the Stamparatus.

The trick to arranging the flowers...

Cut all the pieces & lay them out on the card front before adhering any of them.  Then snap a picture on your cell phone & refer to it as you start adding liquid glue to the backs and placing them.  Liquid glue gives you a little "wiggle-room" when you're doing your flower arranging!

I used Wink of Stella on the largest flower, copper foil accents and iridescent sequins for bling.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Happy Stamping!


  1. This is such an elegant layout, Pat and I love how you've added colour and depth to the centre of the different flowers too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Wow - Love the textured background, love the gold elements and great use of the colours. Chantell Just Add Ink