Thursday, April 20, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Inking April Blog Hop. We're doing a color challenge this month using Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo. Gorgeous colors for spring flowers! I made two cards for this month's challenge.

The first card using an interesting technique of using a die cut as a stencil. I loved how it turned out. I used the May Flowers Framelits and die cut the large petal flower on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Leaving the die cut in the paper, I only removed the insides of the flower. That became my stencil.

I placed the stencil on top of a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" (top of card front). Then I simply took a dauber and rubbed Flirty Flamingo ink in the center and gradually added Peekaboo Peach out to the outer petals. The only tricky part was removing the die cut and placing it exactly onto the card front.  Using the coordinating stamp set, Falling Flowers, I stamped the center in Wild Wasabi ink and added the sentiment (from the retiring Cottage Greetings). I then used the Petals Embossing Folder on a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock cut 4" x 5 1/4".  This was then placed on the card base and voila! 

The finishing touch was the Flirty Flamingo 3/8" Ruched Ribbon and a reverse knot. The flower is popped using dimensionals. Here's a side view where you can see the popped die cut and the stenciled ink underneath.

The second card is also from the Falling Flowers stamp set. I stamped the flowers and leaves with Versamark onto the cardstock - Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Wild Wasabi. I then embossed with White Embossing Powder. Using the May Flowers Framelits, I die cut the flowers/leaves. Using the Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock and backed it with a piece of Flirty Flamingo.

The sentiment is stamped with Flirty Flamingo and the card is tied with a piece of Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I sure hope you enjoyed my creations for this hop. Now let's go see what wonderful creation that Lori Mueller has for us!

Happy Stamping,


  1. Gorgeous cards Sandy! Love them both!

  2. WOW great cards thanks for sharing

  3. So cheerful and springy!! Love the die/stencil technique; need to remember to use it! TFS!

    1. Thanks Pauline! The technique is easy and you could do it with just about any intricate die. Try it - you'll love it!

  4. CUTE cards!! Thanks for the inspiration to use die cuts as stencils.

  5. Cute, cute cards & a wonderful technique!

  6. Love the dimension on your stencil card - it really "pops"!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Pretty cards! Really love the one with the brick wall.

  8. Pretty cards-amazing the difference dimensionals make!