Friday 4 March 2016

Texture and flowers

Good afternoon and welcome to a post to announce the start of a new theme/ sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations. 
Here is my DT card for your inspiration.

This month our theme is -

or you could use this sketch to get your creative juices flowing.

or use both like I did!

I started with some plain white card which I ran through an EF to create a woodgrain effect texture, then I used a NEBUS MFT square stitched frame die. I should have done it the other way around but the central panel was still quite textured so I decided to leave it as it was. A selection of flowers and leaves from the Frames and Flowers set were stamped then fussy cut and placed on the frame.
On another panel of white card I repeat stamped the ink splats from the Mixed Media Elements set in blue, then centered the textured central panel over the top and glued down, the sentiment from Balloons and Banners was stamped in black and the frame popped up on pads to complete.

OK, that's about it from me. For even more inspiration please check out the rest of the fab DT and wonderful GDs, Swapna and Tanvi.

I'd like to join in over at -


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
Touchy Feely


  1. I just love those ink splats - they create the perfect "texture" don't they? This card is beautiful and so springy!

  2. V pretty! Love the flowers & die cut frame x Lindsey Uniko DT

  3. This is lovely Julie, the pretty pink and blue looks lovely and I love the splodges!! xx

  4. Such a pretty card Julie!! LOVE the subtle colors, love the texture, the sketch-just perfect! :)

  5. So pretty and elegant Julie and love the framed design.
    Great use of the colours and thanks for sharing at Uniko. Sarah x

  6. Such a beautiful card. Loving the layout and the texture. Clever idea to leave the inside of the frame white and let the texture do the talking.

  7. Very nice card thanks for sharing!!!

  8. I love your softly colored flowers, Julie, and the way the soft blue stamping echos them outside the frame! Beautiful design, thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. So peaceful Julie. LOVE the simplicity of the frame and fussy cut blooms.

  10. Beautiful card, love the textured frame and the ink detail around the edges to define it. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Sorry for my delay in commenting. Hugs Bev x

  11. Super sweet and I love the textured insert!


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