Tuesday 5 November 2019

The Flower Challenge #38

Hi there everyone!! When this post goes live (3am Tuesday 5th Nov) I will half-an hour away from jumping out of bed and getting everyone ready to go to Australia!! Our flight leaves at 6am so a very early start and to be honest I probably won't have slept but will be wonderful to finally have a family holiday!!

This month at The Flower Challenge our theme is 'Spots or Stripes'. These make a wonderful background or maybe you can incorporate them into the flower themselves. So many possibilities!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Topflight Stamps and they are giving the winner a $25 voucher to their store!!

For my card I wanted to use a new die and decided to do some heat embossing for my 'dotty' background:

I'm having terrible problems with the piece of wood I bought to take photos. Its split and one half has raised up and warped. So I'm having to stick bits of paper etc under it so my cards sit correctly. Its such a pain, will have to get another one!!

I didn't want to heat emboss straight on the card front (because of the warping) so I cut a panel of white CS and gold heat embossed the dots from The Stamp Market 'Painted Dot' background stamp, put it under something heavy for a while and then adhered to the card front.

The flowers (from The Stamp Market 'Floral Cover Die') was die-cut twice from two papers (also from The Stamp Market 'Color Crush Solids). I glued them together not matching so the darker colour is showing thru underneath. I popped this up with foam tape, along with some single flowers that the die creates. The sentiment (from The Stamp Market 'Scripty Sentiments') was simply stamped with Versafine Onyx ink on white CS, fussy cut out and put on foam tape, along with some Neat and Tangled sequins.

You have until Monday 25th November to link your projects to The Flower Challenge and if you need help with ideas, pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you. We will also be back with more cards on the 15th just in case!! Look forward to seeing your creations in the Gallery!

Take care


  1. Fantastic look. Love the gold embossing with your pretty pink flowers. Hope you & the family have an absolutely spectacular time.

  2. What a fabulous card Shona - love your embossed dotty background :)
    Enjoy your break - I love the Gold Coast!

  3. Your card is beautiful in pink and gold, Shona! Love the two toned flowers!
    Have a wonderful holiday!

  4. Love the offset flowers, Shona, and what a background!!

  5. Love your gold embossed dotty background. So regal looking!

  6. Fabulous spotty card Shona!loving all the gold and the delicate pink flowers too.Hope your holiday is amazing ;) hugs Viv xx