Amazing Painted Petals

Yay!  It’s time for me to host at  Freshly Made Sketches this week and I’ve created a sketch for you that’s very easy to work with, and I think it’s a no-fail design for a great card.  I had an idea for what I was going to do with it when I drew it up, but the idea morphed into something else, as it often does.


I LOVE the Painted Petals suite… the stamp set, embossing folder and DSP are all awesome.  I couldn’t ever get tired of this stamp set, and there are so many ways to use it.  I added a little extra color to the flowers by first stamping with Pacific Point and then coloring the edges of the flowers on the stamp with Perfect Plum and stamped again.  I strongly recommend purchasing the photopolymer version of this stamp set.

The background was created by adding three light stripes directly from the stamp pad onto the Spring Flowers embossing folder.  This was done very quickly without a lot of concern of great coverage, because I wanted it to be subtle.  The card stock was laid on the inked embossing folder, and I gently rubbed the paper with my fingers to pick up some color.  I know you can’t tell in the photo, but I spritzed the piece with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritzer to give it gorgeous shine and soften the colors a little more.  After the card stock was completely dry, I lined up the pattern on the embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.

Painted-Petals-Stamp-SetOne fussy-cut flower was added with a candy dot brad center.  I love the extra shine from the silver rim of the brad.  This card was a lot of fun, because it was one of those cards where you just let your creativity flow as you go, never knowing where it’s going to take you.  Isn’t that the best part of creative time?  🙂

If you want to play along with the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week (I would love that SO MUCH), here’s my sketch for your starting point:

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I can’t wait to see where your unbridled creativity takes you!  Please stop over at Freshly Made Sketches to see what the ridiculously talented ‘Clean Team’ designed to get your Mojo cookin’.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!


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  1. Tonya Denton

    This is an amazing card! Love it! 😉

  2. Rita

    So pretty, Cindy. I love the stamped background. I can’t seem to get that to work when I try it.

  3. Amy O'Neill

    You create such beautiful things with this stamp set, while this set just stumps me when I try to use it. I love your background too. This was a fun sketch with which to work.

  4. Cindy Lovell

    WOW! Awesome card,Cindy!! The background looks amazing!! Love the colors and the silver border!!

  5. Lilian

    Such a pretty card. Love that stamp set too.

  6. Hazel

    I love the soft, fresh colours you’ve used Cindy! This is such a pretty card, I’m so glad it morphed into such a great result!! Thank you so much for your inspiration over at FMS and your terrific sketch! Hazel xx

  7. Narelle Farrugia

    Oh this is just lovely Cindy! I love the softness you’ve given your flowers and leaves as well as all that gorgeous texture and background stamping!

  8. Jen Brum

    Beautiful card Cindy! I sure love the cards you make with that stamp set! Such beautiful colours! Just amazing!

  9. KarrenJ

    I love the versatility of your sketch and I adore your card! It’s so pretty but striking.

  10. linda callahan

    Your sketch is wonderful this week and your card is fabulous! The background is so funky…..and very cool! And I love that sentiment!

  11. Jen Mitchell

    This card is amazingly amazing! The background with it’s texture and subtle color is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it! And the flowers have such depth! Thanks for a fantastic sketch!!

  12. Lesley Croghan

    Love this sketch, Cindy! Your card is delightful! Love the watercolor blooms and the fresh colors.

  13. Bobbi Miller

    WOW Cindy, this is so pretty! I love what you did with the embossing folder and the ink. It is so subtle yet packs a wow factor! Love this! Thanks for sharing it today. Hugs!

  14. Cindie

    Such a beautiful card, as usual. Love the vibrant subtlety of this card ( is that an oxymoron?) Another amazing work of card art, and a great sketch to play with for my day off! Thanks Cindy!

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