Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Happiness Blooms Within

Good morning Blogger friends and a happy Tuesday to you all. We just came back from our 3 mile walk so I thought I would get my post finished early.   

I have a busy kitchen day planned. My husband has cut the last of his garlic scapes and I will be making pesto with them. Since it's so much I just put it in the freezer for enjoyment later in the summer or in the winter. If you don't know what garlic scapes are check out this blog post for more info. I can tell you they make some delicious pesto.

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #831 on Splitcoaststampers. Karen was our hostess and she chose flirty flamingo, mango melody and pear pizzaz. Optional was to add a stitched die to your card. 

I started my card of encouragement by stenciling a background with pear pizzazz ink using both a blending brush and a stencil brush. This is the first time I have tried the Bristol smooth cardstock and I really like how it accepts color.

I used the Poppy Stamps Massa Leaf  and chloe stems dies cut with mossy meadow cardstock and then added a stitched frame also in mossy meadow.

The stitched tulip is a die from CottageCutz, I added a few butterflies and some flirty flamingo enamel dots. The sentiment is part of the blooming sentiments stamp set from Penny Black.

Well that's my card for today. So until next time.......God bless. 

card details:
Stamps: blooming sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper: flirty flamingo, pear pizzazz, mango melody, mossy meadow (Stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Ink: mossy meadow
Accessories: massa leaf, chloe stem dies (Poppy Stamps), Stitched Tulip & Daisies, Stitched Wide Square dies (CottageCutz), flirty flamingo enamel dots (Stampin'-Up), Clarity Stencil Brush, Picket Studio Blending Brush. Heidi Swapp Stencil
Techniques: stenciling
I am also entering:
1.  Always Fun challenge wants us to add a window. 
2.  Double Trouble has a "hip to be square" challenge. I am hip to be square!
3.  A Place to Start has a create your own challenge. I used card, encouragement and stencil.
4.  Creative Fingers has an anything goes challenge. 
5.  As you Like It challenge is a favorite tip and why. My tip is using Bristol smooth cardstock and blending and/or stencil brushes. Both of these items make for smooth and even ink blending.  


  1. Beautiful card, Mary! It can't help but bring happiness to one's heart with all it's flowers and butterflies! I like the green your stenciled background,,, it's perfect! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  2. So bright and cheerful, Mary! The background is so pretty, too. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #87.

  3. What a nice cheerful card. Love the colors and the stencil you used is awesome.

  4. Love the focal flower in the center with all the greenery around the square. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  5. Cute floral in the box and love all the foliage embellishments around the frame and against such a pretty stenciled background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  6. Very pretty card! Your window and flower really pop with the leaves and butterflies around it. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble and Always Fun Challenges!

  7. Pretty card! Your background is awesome and the perfect element for this lovely floral design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner



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