Tuesday, April 30, 2019

An OLC for LIM.....

Hello everyone: I'm sharing another card created with a very beautiful Stampin' Up! set called "Serene Garden", which I've only used once to make a quick card for a friend of my youngest daughter who had lost her dad. I didn't even take a picture, had no time at all so, I'm here with this card which is a CAS One Layer Card that I will enter in a few challenges at the end of the post.

I stamped the largest image on a folded watercolor card base with Antique Linen distress ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
(By the way, when I scored the 11"x4.5" paper, I folded it the wrong way and that's why it looks a bit frayed on the fold ๐Ÿ˜ช)
After heat embossing the image I colored it with Altenew ink pads in "Evergreen" and "Forest Glades" and a small brush, these super old ink pads are still working great.
The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Dynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus.

This is the way the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The border is stamped with a retired SU set called "Bordering Blooms", the sentiment from the Power Poppy set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

#95 "Wings"
Make My Monday Challenge Blog

"Things with Wings"
Try it on Tuesday

"All Creatures Great and Small"
I went with the title with my little butterfly.
All Creatures Great and Small: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet (James Herriot 1) By James Herriot | World of Books

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.


  1. Oh. My. GOSH! This is so incredibly gorgeous, Maria! The gold embossing, the colors you used... and the stamp set! Wow! I haven't seen this one, but I love it so much! The leafy border inside just steals my heart, too. Look at all those challenges! Great job, Maria!

  2. What a beautiful effect you've achieved by stamping in the Antique Linen (note to self - not all stamping should be black!) and by the soft, subtle colours. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining The Library.

  3. GORGEOUS! Thank you for joining us over at Try It On Tuesday! Susi xxx

  4. I love this stamp set . You did it up beautifully ! Such pretty colors and so serene looking ….smile .

  5. Thank you for linking your beautiful card to our theme at Try it on Tuesdays.

  6. Yeah for jumping in on the no line coloring! Makes these stamps more like artwork created by yourself! What a beauty!

  7. This is a Gorgeous card Marรญa !! The stamps are really wonderful, and I love the colours you have used, so soft. Just Amazing !
    I want to thank you very much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday, and with you a very nice day,
    Big hugs, Caty

    (I would like to follow your blog, but haven´t seen the followers list, for if you could indicate me where it is, thanks)

  8. This really is beautiful! I love those delicate colours! Thank You for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  10. This is just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  11. Such a beautiful card! The gold embossing with the green and blue colours looks amazing and the little butterfly looks so elegant too ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

  12. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the Antique Linen embossed outline of this beautiful design. It creates a soothing elegance. I love your color choices and your coloring is awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us at Less Is More.

  13. Absolutely beautiful Maria ! Very delicate and serene card. This stamp set is awesome. Your soft colouring is stunning and the gold embossing makes it even more pretty. Gorgeous take on our challenge ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  14. a very noble card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  15. Gorgeous watercoloring card. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.