Thursday, May 12, 2016

mix it up

I'm mixin' it up for the challenge over at The CLASSroom at Ellen Hutson. We're to use product from #essentials by ellen and Savvy Stamps. I had these adorable little blooms from Flower Blossom Set 1 just waiting to be used. And don't they look sweet paired with that happy sentiment from Up the Happy? I think it works great for a birthday card!

I die cut the blooms, leaving them in the negative to make lightly inking them with Distress Inks (Pink Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters) easier.

Then I worked on arranging them, took a photo to remember where I wanted to place them, stamped my sentiment in Versafine Smokey Gray and then adhered the blooms with some going off the edge. Trimmed the edges. Then added the butterfly "up" top cuz it just felt right!

I'm also sharing this card at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Flowers
Cards in Envy (must be flat for mailing) - Just us Girls
CASual Fridays - celebrating their 5th Birthday Girl
Double D Challenge - Birthday/Mother's Day with this inspiration (yay for pink tulips!)

ETA: I'm back to add this to one more challenge I just found out about (thanks, Lindsey). Have you seen Anna's CASometry Challenge 2. This challenge is about using one stamp set for five cards. I'm going to give Up the Happy a good workout! Have a great day!


  1. Maria, thank you so much for participating in my challenge! So happy to meet new faces! Your card is very elegant, I like colored die cuts, and the stamp set you chose is so cool!
    Anna K.

  2. Gorgeous card! I love how soft the flowers look. I wonder if I could get a similar effect with chalks? I haven't used them in ages and that was my first thought when I saw this. I love the colors and how you kept such a light, powdery touch!

  3. So soft and beautiful Maria! LOVE it! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  4. Beautiful! I love the Savvy Stamps flower dies you used to "Up the Happy"!

  5. Your pastel flower card is very sweet, light, and airy!

  6. What a delightful card, Maria, I really love this!

  7. What a great sentiment Maria! Love how you've softly inked those blooms...they look so pretty and delicate and leaving some of them white adds a lovely CAS touch! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. So pretty, love your soft colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

  9. Yes, those softly sponged, delicate blooms do look so sweet with that fabulous sentiment, Maria ... a gorgeous arrangement ... and so deliciously CAS! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Stunning card for our challenge, beautiful colours chosen. Thanks for sharing at our current challenge...xx
     Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  11. Just BEAUTIFUL! Such soft & pretty colors! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Mother’s Day / Birthday’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  12. Your soft inking makes these dies so pretty, along with your card! Thanks for joining in at DD's

  13. So soft and pretty! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards In Envy!

  14. OH, Maria, this is one simply beautiful card. I love it! Flower always make me smile. Love the soft & pretty colors & fabulous design.

  15. Delightful and sweet card Maria! :)
    Suchi xx

  16. Wow! This is so elegant! Love the soft colors! Thank you for sharing at CAS-ual Fridays.


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