Tuesday 13 September 2016

Blooming Buds

Hi and welcome to a late night post to announce the start of a new challenge over at ATSM.
This week our theme is -


Exactly what is says on the tin, link up whatever project you like as there are no restrictions!
Here is my card for your inspiration.

I've used the Blooming Buds stamp set by this week's sponsor

Founded in June 2013, California-based STAMPlorations™ is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. From just a handful of stamps, we now have 100+ stamp designs, 4 stamp designers, our exclusive line of stencils, and 20 amazing crafters spread across 3 teams who constantly produce gorgeous projects featuring our products. Our clear stamps are perfect for creating CAS, one layer, and mixed media cards, and they can be combined to create a variety of paper crafts. All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and
experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!" 

I'd seen a couple of new to me challenges pop up in my feed so thought I would have a go at one.
I was inspired by the bold black and white stripe in the photo at Inspired by the Little Things, but didn't want to overpower the card so kept the DP to one side and I masked and stamped the flowers down one edge of a piece of white card before cutting away the edge that overlapped the strip. I'd seen  a technique like this over on the Altenew blog a while ago. 
The colours of the Can You Case It challenge this week are flamingo pink, chartreuse green and grey, so I went with those for the flowers. Stamping the outlines in Memento Grey Flannel, I used Copics in matching pinks and greens to colour. I also stamped the sentiment in Grey Flannel.
Please check out the rest of the DT and join our ever popular Anything Goes challenge.

I'd like to join in over at -



  1. Prettiness overloaded! Loved the way you got inspired by the image! Beautiful! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. woooww I love that flower mixed with strip in black and white Julie..
    thats a stunning card
    love love love
    see you around teamie

  3. Your blooms are so pretty against the black and white stripes Julie! Thanks for playing along at Inspired By All the Little Things:)

  4. Wow - I love this stylish card Julie! Those flowers are gorgeous against the black and white.

  5. This is fabulous! You've done an amazing job with your masking and colouring. I love seeing how you were inspired by the challenge photo at Inspired By.

  6. Julie, this is beautiful! Your coloring of the flowers is stunning! Thanks for joining us at CYCI! Dawn

  7. Oh wow, Julie, this is stunning!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Can You Case It!

  8. Jules, Love the flowers partially against the black and whites stripes! Great birthday card!! Thanks for joining CYCI! Laura

  9. Is that wide strip of black & white washi tape? I love it!!

    1. I was a small strip of Lawn Fawn 12 x 12 DSP.

  10. Beautiful card, Julie! The contrast between the stripes and the stunning flowers makes this card wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at CYCI! ~ Crystal

  11. Beautiful! Love your take on the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All the Little a Things!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the color combo and the design.

  13. The flowers are so gorgeous against the stripes. A great design.


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