Saturday, December 15, 2018

Eastern Influences.....

Hello everyone: Well, I'm here again with a little reminder post for THE FLOWER CHALLENGE in which we are asking you guys to use your older, older stamps or dies, you know? those neglected sets maybe at the bottom of a drawer or up in a box somewhere in your craft room.
We want you to give them a chance to shine again.
This is the card I made to inspire you to come and play along with my teammates and I in our gallery.

This is my oldest flower stamp set, it's from SU, it's called Eastern Influences and it's from 2008!!
The flower and the swallows are stamped on a piece of white card stock with Stazon black ink, I colored the flower with my Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in Gamsol, then, I fussy cut all of this images.
I stamped the branch on a die cut piece of black card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder then glued my images on top.
The Joy sentiment is from a Penny Black die set "Love and Joy".
I also found a little bag with this very shiny fabric so I thought of putting a piece in the back just for a bit of bling.

This is how the INSIDof my card looks like.

I love this sentiment from Power Poppy's "Short Stacks", the punched detail at the top is from an ultra old Friskars punch, the cherry branch from the SU set.

So I hope you come along and play with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery, just remember to read our rules and please add our banner to your blog post when you upload your card.

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.



HJ said...

Maria, this is a stunning card. Love all the work you put into it. Very Beautiful!! Enjoy your day!

Sonny P. said...

This is pretty . I think we all have oldies ,but goodies stashed in boxes . Maybe we need to make a resolution for 2019 to use more of them ! You made your oldie just shine ! Great FUSSY CUTTING !!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous! I love the pink flower against the black background.

Mary Fish said...

a truly joy-ous creation! what a stunning black die cut to really show off the background and flower.

Leslie Miller said...

Your Prisma and Gamsol coloring always blows me away! Really gorgeous use of this stamp, Maria. Love the white embossing and birds, and it pops beautifully on the black and white background. I need to start using some of my really old oldies. Certain stamps, like flowers, never lose their beauty!

TaeEun said...

Your beautifully colored flower pops off the black and white background! Love the classy design with golden accents, Maria!!!

Aileen said...

such a beautiful elegant card Maria, I love your colouring of the flower and the layers used.

Rachel Vass said...

Beautiful card Maria, I cant believe that stamp is 10 years old! Looks as fresh and relevant now as I’m sure it did then.

Bobby said...

Putting your lovely flower on the black die cut really makes it stand out, Maria, and the white embossed branches really add a great touch.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Maria and I love the embossing in the background along with the intricate die cut. Such a gorgeous flower! Great job.

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous card and pretty flowers and birds Maria.Must have taken a lot of fussy cutting too, well done my lovely friend. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas too ;) hugs Viv xx