Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Blooming Beautiful.....

Hello dear stamping friends: THE FLOWER CHALLENGE has a new one for you and I'm pretty sure you will have the one element we are asking you to use and that is OLDER STAMPS.
We need to go dig them out from drawers, shelves, boxes, etc. and give them another chance, you will remember why you bought them in the first place and enjoy coloring these forgotten images.

The image I used for this card is from a 2008 Stampin' Up! set called "Blooming Beautiful", there are 3 images on this set, a vase with flowers, a little bee and this beautiful single flower.
I just stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper with Versafine black ink, clear heat embossed it and colored with SU markers.  
The background is from another old Stampin' Up! set called "En Francais" (2007), I really love this font, wish I could write like this, so beautiful.
The sentiment inside the envelope is from an old Flourishes set, it fits just perfectly.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

I again used the flower, I added the little bee and one of the sentiments, love that font.

I know you have some older stamp sets you haven't used in a while so go find them and join my teammates and me in THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.
Please read our rules, they are few but important.

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. Don't you just love it when all your blog posts are due on the same day? Three posts today, but what a wonderful line up of totally different and beautiful cards! Flowers never go out of style and this sure is a pretty one. I still have the En Francais, too. Love it as a background with the embossing and sponging. So cute with the little envelope holding the sentiment. Beautiful, Maria!

  2. Sending one long stemmed flower with a beautiful note. Such an impressive card, Maria.

  3. Such a Beautiful card, love the colours, embossing, design and insert. OK I LOVE your card :)
    PS Thanks for your lovely visit.

  4. Blooming beautiful is just how I would describe your card Maria! It's so lovely that pretty flower, great colour too. The subtle background stamping and edge embossing finishes it off so perfectly too.Another triumph my friend ;) hugs Viv xx

  5. What a gorgeous card Maria and I love the little note with this elegant background and beautiful flower. Great job!

  6. Beautiful Maria and in my favourite colour. Such a stunning looking creation with just the single flower. So true about old stamps we so often fixate on getting new then look through and realised we have stamps that fit the bill right there, they are just older (a bit like ourselves lol) xx Aileen

  7. So pretty ! I tried to leave a comment twice ,but no luck . I will try again ! Just like everyone else I love that adorable little envelope . Really lovely color for your flower too ! This would brighten a mail box for sure !!


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