Sunday, April 15, 2018

Water Lilies.....

Hello dear blogging friends: This is a friendly reminder from THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, we are at the half point mark for the SHAPE CARDS CHALLENGE in which we are asking you to create cards with other fun shapes besides squares and rectangles.
So this is my Designer Team card that I created using the diamond fold technique, following THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL I found on Linda Bauwin's blog called STAMPING WITH LINDA.

This images are from a retired Flourishes set called "Water Lilies" and it's truly beautiful. I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with Sakura Koi watercolors, SU markers and Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from the set.  I stamped the big and small Lily Pads on the side panels and then, stamped the Lotus buds on scrap pieces of watercolor paper, colored them the same way and fussy cut them, propping them up with foam dimensionals.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The brad holds this little door to the main panel so you just swing it open to read the sentiment.
There is enough room in the "inside" panel to write a short little message.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.

Quick Quotes Challenge #86 Theme "Include a Fold"

All Sorts Challenge Week #463 "Spring Flowers or Showers"

So there you have it, I hope this inspires you to come and play along with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.

Please read our rules, remember FLOWERS should be the main focus on your cards.
You can enter up to six challenges, including ours.
And please, add our banner to your blog post.

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. Wow! You did such a beautiful job with this fold, and the stamp set combines beautifully for it. Gorgeous coloring. Love how the front swings away to reveal the sentiment. Someone is going to receive a very special card!

  2. Wow that style card is spectacular! I love the beautiful water colored Lilies against the blue water! So pretty a very special gift all in itself!

  3. GOR-JUS !!! Stunning ! Such a work of creative art ....
    A real beauty !!

  4. Gorgeous shape of the card and love the waterlily. Thank you for joining our Spring flowers or showers this week at Allosrts.


  5. Now, THAT is a WOW card! So bright and beautiful, Maria! <3

  6. What a stunner! And it sure looks like a lot of work, although a work of love! The way you colored that water lily is just amazing! Get get enough of it!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing the link to the tutorial on this type of card (new one to me, I want to try it!). So pretty !

  8. A really unusual shape and such pretty flowers for our 'Spring flowers and showers' theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  9. really amazing unique, so pretty and creative mf.
    xx Karen

  10. WOW! Check out that amazing architecture! Beautiful flowers!

  11. Gorgeous card and I love the shape and design. Love the pink too.

  12. A beautiful design and gorgeous colors, thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week!
    "Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

  13. Wow, Maria. This is such an interesting and creative card. The lilies are beautifully colored and places on the various panels.

  14. Very impressive card! Thanks for playing along at Quick Quotes. Also, I love the name of your blog.

  15. Such a beautiful shape and card again Maria! loving your amazing water lilies too, just my colour too.Sorry I am late commenting this time ;) hugs Viv xx

  16. Lovely card Maria! Beautiful images and bright colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Quick Quotes!

  17. Wonderful card and so clever! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes.