Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Winter Blues.....NOT!!!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, where we want you to go ahead and go "shopping" for all of those old stamp sets, embellishments, papers you know you have in your stash somewhere in your craft room.
I did just that with this card, the stamp and corner punch have been on my neglected stash for a very long time, unused and forgotten. Well, no more!!! this was a perfect opportunity to create a card using this gorgeous stamp from Penny Black Slapstick called "Passionate", here is my card.

I love Iris flowers, their delicate petals are almost transparent, they come in all kinds of amazing colors, so the sky is the limit as to which one to use.
I got this stamp a long time ago, I think I've used it only once and I'm very happy to play with it again this time for our challenge.
The stamp it'self is big so I had to create a card base specially for it. Then, I stamped the image using the technique on THIS FABULOUS VIDEO by Virginia Lou.
When I saw it, I immediately went and bought this stamp, it's incredible how easy it is to do it like Virginia, the water colored look is truly fabulous.
The corners of this card were punched with a super old punch from The Paper Studio, I think this particular design is retired because I couldn't find it to share the information with you.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

This sentiment is from my Flourishes stash of sentiment stamps and so is the little basket of flowers.
The beautiful border is from Stampin' Up! and it's called "Delicate Details", from the Sale-a-bration catalog. 

I hope you feel inspired to make a card that has NO Winter theme, using the color BLUE  and join us in the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery and, for more inspiration, hop over to my teammates blogs to see their beautiful creations.
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. Pretty! I even have a stash of New un-inked stamps! Ha! Not forgotten but my craving for shopping must get ahead of my craving fir creating! Oops!

  2. sooooooooooooooooo incredibly beautiful, maria! yowza! love! <3

  3. Maria, this is just stunning! Great Job! Hug!

  4. So bright, vibrant and beautiful!

  5. WOW! Stunning card, Maria! I am sorry I've been neglecting entering comments, but rest assured, I have still been stalking you. :-) Haven't missed a single post. I also love the photo of you on your blog. What a beauty you are! Hugs

  6. Beautiful card Maria, that flower stamp is stunning. Love the colours you have combined here for the blues, the centre of the flower on the right particularly have a wonderful blue sheen. Stunning, love it

  7. Just gorgeous Maria!
    Love that corner punch and the pretty flowers and of course all the BLUE

  8. Beautiful card, the iris is gorgeous Awesome Job Maria.

  9. There's something about Penny Black stamps they make the most amazing cards. Your flower is coloured beautifully. Love it Maria!

  10. Maria, I am floored. It's hard to say (because your work is always so pretty), but this might be my favorite! I called my daughter over to look at it! And there you and Alicia used the same lacy set... I am jealous! Beautiful blues, lady.

  11. Just GORGEOUS!!!!! You had me at blue!