Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Golden Azaleas.....

Hello everyone: We have a new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH for you to play with, this time we want to see you use GOLD on your cards or projects.  You can heat emboss it, use gold glitter, gold paper, gold embellishments, gold inks, etc.   Here is my card that I hope inspires you to join my teammates and I in the gallery.

This lovely image is from a Power Poppy set called Azaleas. I stamped the image onto a panel of Strathmore multi media paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder then, I colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter.
The golden frame around the image is cut from, believe it or not, Christmas wrapping paper. When we open our gifts I can't bare to throw this lovely papers away so I save them and trim the parts where they were taped and use them on cards. This challenge was a perfect opportunity to do just that. The die I used is from Spellbinders and it's called Fleur de Lis from the Decorative Elements Nestabilities collection.
The sentiment is from the set, I also use a small piece of this pretty golden paper. The ribbon is from my never ending stash.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "S'more Fun", the border is from a new Stampin Up! set from the Sale-a-bration brochure and it's called "Delicate Details", I know this is brand new on my stash but I couldn't help it, love this beautiful, lacy stamps.
Now, hop over my teammates blogs HERE  and see their wonderful creations, get more inspiration and then, come and play with us in the gallery.

I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.
Power Poppy January Challenge "Blossoms to Warm Up your Winter"

My Creative Scoop Color Inspiration Monday "Use any medium of your choice"
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #108 "Anything Goes with Ribbon/Lace and Pearls"
Use Your Stuff Challenge #248 "Heat Emboss and Water Coloring"
Colouring in Scrapland January Challenge "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Beautiful card, Maria. that image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. I've been known to cut up a gift bag for the design.

  2. So pretty! I wish the azaleas on my yard looked that good!!

  3. Way to upcycle that gold wrapping paper! What a fantastically colored card! Love it!

  4. Gorgeous flowers, such rich colours. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

  5. Ooh, Miss Maria... you've done it again with your gorgeous embossed blooms! I save bits of wrapping paper too... once I was at a baby shower and I started collecting bits... thankfully I was surrounded by friends and nobody judged my craft-hoarding! This is beautiful. Definitely had me thinking "autumn," especially with that nice ribbon.

  6. Oh my goodness look at this card! It's fabulous just fabulous!

  7. Ohhhhhhh so pretty!! The lovely flowers make me wish for spring!! Fabulous take on the colour challenge as well!

  8. Vibrant! Oh what great colors with the orange and gold. The die cut framing behind the panel is a great touch to boot. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark Winter Blooms challenge this month.

  9. What fun to see all this golden yellow on this design Maria! Such rich azaleas. Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!

  10. Great card! It's so pretty the golden yellow of your card
    Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge
    Maria Pilar DT

  11. Lovely card and beautifully finished on the inside ....something I never do, but when I see how effective it is, I think I should!

  12. gorgeous Maria
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  13. Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  14. Beautiful Card!! I love that you took the time to decorate the inside as well. Thanks for playing along with us at the UYS blog this week.

  15. Lovely card. Thank you very much for sharing it with us in colouring in scrapland. Luck. Kisses. Ana