Wednesday 5 December 2018

The Flower Challenge # 27

Hello there!! December has rolled round in a flash and we are starting our final challenge for 2018 at The Flower Challenge!!

This month we are wanting you to create a project using an 'Older stamp or die'. So its time to dust off your 'collectible' craft products and take them out for a spin!!

I had so much fun with this one. It was great going thru all my stamps and since I can remember where every single one came from and when, it was amazing how old some of them were. I managed to find this background stamp that I purchased years ago second-hand and have never used:

Why have I never used this stamp before?????

As you can see its from Hero Arts/Basic Grey and called 'Tiny Flower Background'. The date on the back of the packet is 2012 so I'm thinking its not available anymore. Its so pretty and stamps really well, so I might just have to give it a bit more love!!

To create this card I started off by cutting a panel of teal blue CS slightly smaller than the card front. Using my MISTI I stamped it twice using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts 'White Satin Pearl' embossing powder. The sheen is incredible and I wish I had been using this powder more often!

Using a big piece of white foam I popped the embossed panel on the card front to give it some dimension.

For the sentiment I die-cut the Simon Says Stamp 'Love' die shadow part from white CS and the word itself 3x from the same teal blue CS. I glued them all together and then to the card front. The rest of the sentiment (from SSS 'Love' stamp set) was heat embossed with WOW! Embossing Powder 'Pastel Glacier Mint' on a strip of white CS. This was glued in place along with some sequins 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 Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day!) to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if your needing any help with inspiration, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. I'll be back on the 15th with a 'reminder' card and this time I think I'll try to find my oldest floral die!!

Take care



  1. Absolutely beautiful stamp Shona, you will definitely have to use it more. I have that embossing powder and agree the sheen is stunning.

  2. The pearl gives a great shine to your flowers, Shona. I can't believe you remember when and where you got all your stamps. I can't even remember what I have or where to look for it. ;)

  3. Pearl embossing is such a quiet little tool but it adds so much pizzazz to a card. Never thought of using it with a background stamp but I will now. It's absolutely stunning.

  4. So glad you found this lovely stamp and decided to use it for this beautiful card.
    Love the shimmer of the pearl embossing powder, looks stunning on your card.
    Awesome way to pop up the sentiment.

  5. Such a beautiful card Shona, so delicate looking the stamping and loving the colour too ;) hugs Viv xx

  6. Shona I love this panel stamp, so much potential. I hope you use it some more as its so pretty. Beautiful card and isnt that sentiment so pretty in the two layers. Funny how many of us have Hero Art stamps for this challenge xx Aileen