Monday 5 February 2018

The Flower Challenge # 17

Welcome to February and a new challenge theme at The Flower Challenge!! I'm quite amazed that we are already on to the second month of the year, feels like Christmas was just yesterday!  We have quite a cool theme for you this month and one that's definitely a challenge for me:

From my understanding its where you use patterned paper instead of plain with your stamped and die-cut images. I hope that's correct.....

Its not something I do ever, so struggled with this a bit but after some fiddling around with all my gorgeous paper pads I never use, I came up with this:

I made this card last weekend when I stayed with my Mum and out of all the cards I made, this was my daughters favourite!!

I started by selecting the paper pad 'Uptown Chic' from Craft Smith, which is all pale blue, pink and yummy!! I decided to use a die-cut that has never been used because its supposed to be used with the co-ordinating stamp set which I don't own and bought accidentally.  I die-cut the flower and leaf shapes, adhered the flowers together and then the leaves behind foam tape. For a bit of interest with the middle of the flower, I glued on some black half-dome beads in different sizes.

I was going to put the flower on the front by itself but it needed something else, so I die-cut the background die from white CS and glued that to the card front before adhering the flower. The sentiment was heat embossed in gold, fussy cut and put on foam tape too, along with some co-ordinating sequins.

The stamps and dies are all from Altenew. The background die is 'Layered Medallions Cover Die B', the flower dies are the 'Floral Fantasy Dies' and the sentiment from Floral Shadow. The sequins are from Neat and Tangled.

I'm going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.

You have until Sunday 25th February to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if you need more ideas on how to do 'paper piecing', pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. And we will be back with some more ideas on the 15th, see you then!!

Take care


  1. Pretty card. Love the layered die cut on the background. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  2. Super card Shona, I struggled too this time, nice to try new ideas though ;) hugs Viv xx

  3. Shona, this was also a challenge for me but fun non the less. I have a lot of pattern paper scraps that I hoard so this was the perfect opportunity to use it.
    Your design came out beautifully, love the papers you used and the fabulous die cut background.