Coming Up Flowers at Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends!  Welcome to Thursday!  We are already near Easter this weekend and it’s a great time to be thinking about flowers!  This is the new challenge this week over at Cute Card Thursday, so I hope you can join in the floral fun with us!

I decided to pull out some stamps that I received a few months ago by Repeat Impressions from a challenge win because they are ALL floral themed and I thought it would be perfect to work with for the challenge:


To help with my design, I’ve used the tic-tac-toe board from the Repeat Impressions challenge.  (see below).  I have used the Flower Power Background stamp and stamped it with white ink over a piece of vellum and then mounted it over a light purple piece of cardstock so that it was a bit more subtle looking, but yet still had the floral pattern.

I’ve also taken one of the stamps from the Beautiful Days Collection called “Daisies & Butterfly” and stamped it with water proof ink over a piece of Bristol smooth watercolor cardstock.  After coloring it, I fussy cut the image and then die cut a scallop square layer to place behind it and then cut another layer of black cardstock to layer behind that.  I thought it really brought out the details of the image.  The butterfly was popped up with some foam squares.

Lastly, I’ve stamped a sentiment, did some paper piercing with a tool pick around the corners of the vellum layer and around the image layer.  All of these layers were mounted over an A2 sized top folding white card base.  I then took some clear “dew drops” and attached them over the front of the card.


Here’s a closer view of the watercolor I’ve done on the image.  I’ve used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and occasional help with a water brush to blend or soften up the colors as needed.  Hard to see, of course, but I’ve taken a glitter brush pen and went over the wings on the butterfly.  You can also see the details of the paper piercing that I’ve done on the vellum.


I noticed that after I had stamped the sentiment with black ink, the white ink from the vellum showed through a bit.  I was going to layer something over it, but decided that I actually liked it that way, so left it.

I’m always out of sympathy cards when I need one, so this will be a nice one to have on hand for that.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and I look forward to seeing your gorgeous floral designs at the Cute Card Thursday challenge gallery this week!  Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you again tomorrow!!  🙂

Challenges for this card:

  1.  Repeat Impressions – A1019 Tic-Tac-Toe (I’ve used the last row across)a1019
  2. Just Us Girls – Off the EdgeScreen Shot 2019-01-20 at 9.49.15 PM
  3. Allsorts – Blossoms, Butterflies and/or Bugs
  4. The Creative Crafters – Anything Goes
  5. Simon Says Stamp Monday – Beautiful Blooms


29 thoughts on “Coming Up Flowers at Cute Card Thursday

  1. How beautiful, Vicki, and so full of Hope and Love! Your coloring is fantastic. Vicki, your cards always display a great use of fun elements in interesting ways. For example in this card, the out of the box butterfly, and pretty black square “lines” . Lovely creation!


  2. This is just stunning! I love the flowers, the vellum background and the pierced corners, but your coloring just blows me away! Fabulous sympathy card my friend!


  3. This is so spectacular, Vicki! I love the purple, of course, and that out-of-the-box butterfly is magnificent. Fab coloring, my friend, and the Dew Drops are a perfect touch.


  4. Such a beautiful card. Love how you used the vellum and how the sentiment looks x. Great image and such a pretty butterfly too. Stunning card x.


  5. Such a beautiful card and beautifully made Vicki. I like how you’ve kept it monochrome but still the colour is strong. CarolG


  6. So very pretty Vicki and I love the colours and beautiful background..but you had me searching for the paper piecing..I looked and looked and thought well girl you have finally lost the plot, I could not see where I was looking for paper piecing, then the penny dropped in the slot and saw the piercing…oh..paper left out the ” r”

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissy for your kind comment my friend! Oh my goodness! Just when you think that you try to proof over your post to make sure there are no errors, one simple little letter left out makes a huge difference in this case!! LOL!! My apology for having you search for something my dear!! 🙂 I have changed to make sure that the ‘r’ has now been included! Thanks for pointing that out dear!! HUGS


  7. Very pretty Vicki. I like how you layered the focal image with that cute tiny scallop edge and then black. Looks very great. I also think the white showing through the sentiment looks nice.


  8. This is stunning Vicki, fabulous design and coloring, I especially like your vellum background. So excited that you joined us at The House That Stamps Built and used two of Wendys stamps!

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  9. Really pretty! Love all the details and how your take on the challenge theme! Thanks so much for linking up at JUGS this week!


  10. A totally delightful floral creation in the lovely shades of lilac and purple, many thanks for joining in our ‘Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs’ theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x


  11. Beautiful card that will bring comfort to the person receiving this. Love the purples! Thanks for sharing your beautiful make with us this week at SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Maura


  12. Oh wow — I absolutely adore the beautiful card you made using RI stamps!! Your coloring is perfect and what soft sweet colors! Thanks for linking up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!


  13. This is so gorgeous!!! I love the colors and I LOVE that background!! The look is subtle and really beautiful! I’m going to have to remember that one! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


  14. What fun that you get to play with new stamps – I love this stamp with the butterfly and daisies, and your coloring is beautiful. So happy to see you at our challenge over at The House that Stamps Built.


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