Wednesday, April 4, 2018

No Squares, No Rectangles, ok?.....

Hello everyone: My teammates and I have a new challenge for you to play with over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGEgallery, this time the theme is "SHAPED CARDS", this means for you to use any other shape except RECTANGLES OR SQUARES.  Make it an oval, circle, triangle, heart, hexagon, etc. you get the picture. So here is my card to inspire you to come and play along.

This image is from a Flourishes set called "Tulips for Friends" it's retired, but now, Power Poppy has a new version of this same image in a Photopolymer stamp set called Loving Tulips.
I stamped this image on a die cut piece of Strathmore 140lb. watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat emboss it then, colored it with SU markers and an aqua painter.
The black lacy oval was cut with the Spellbinders die set called Oval Regalia, I cut two pieces with black card stock and glue the top part for a hinge, it worked better than I thought. 


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment and the flowers in the bottle are from the Power Poppy set called Go Wild.

So I hope you feel inspired to join us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery, and for more inspiration please check out the amazing projects of my teammates, go to their blogs to see how they created them and leave them some comment love.

A2Z Scrapbooking linky party April challenge "Flower Power"

Always Happy Birthday Challenge "Anything Goes/option Balloons"

Card Mania Challenge #103 "Spring"

Delicious Doodles Challenges "April, Anything but a Square"

Just For Fun Challenges "Spring Flowers"

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 them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Cute birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

  2. Amazing shape and die cutting, Maria!

  3. Maria, what a gorgeous card! I love the intricate die and shape, and what gorgeous coloring of one of my favorite images by Marcella! Wonderful challenge this month! Hugs!

  4. This is a pretty shaped card! And lovely tulips! If it would only warm up here so my tulips will grow up and bloom! Lol
    Thanks very much for sharing with us at Just for Fun Rubber Stamps! Glad you could join in on our Spring Flowers challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog


  5. WOW ! How pretty ! love love the black lace look to show off those bright tulips .

  6. Beautiful, Maria! That decorative oval is a real WOW shape for your card! You're so good with the watercoloring, and the vase with flowers stamped inside is the sweetest thing. I'm going to have to take another look at the Go Wild set. Fantastic card!

  7. What a great idea! The lacy border in black looks awesome as a card shape, Maria!!! And your coloring in bright rainbow colors are so lovely!

  8. What a stunningly beautiful card! I have a bunch of Flourishes stamps--need to get them out!

  9. Gorgeous Maria!loving the classy black lacey look with the contrast of the bright coloured flowers too.At first glance it reminded me of a fan with that lacy edge, mind you mine reminded me of a crab for some reason too lol ;) hugs Viv xx

  10. Wow it's gorgeous!!! Love the intricate die card base!! Thanks for playing along our Flower Power challenge at a2z.

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AHB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. This is gorgeous Maria! Way to combine the challenges and think outside the box! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps! Wendy DT Coordinator

  13. I love this pretty card! Tha die frame makes the colors of the flowers pop. Thanks for joining the Just For Fun challenge! We hope to see you back again.

  14. Love the flower colors. So bright and cheerful. So glad you added your card to A2Z Scrapbooking.

  15. That is cool - really great creativity.

  16. That lacy border is stunning, Maria, and I love the varied color in the tulips.

  17. Hi and welcome to our Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

  18. This is just stunning. Love that you made the card black as the flowers really pop against it. Thank you for joining in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Delicious Doodles DT

  19. Love this and love the inside too! thanks for joining us at a2z!


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