Thursday, June 28, 2018

Blossom with Stripes

Today I'm playing with my new stamps and matching die again, and was taken with a card from Concord & 9th on their website.  That version had stamped stripes running horizontally and orange flowers.  Here's my version.

Striped Blossom

supplies: white and charcoal card stock, MFT striped patterned paper, Concord & 9th Brushed Blossom and matching die, Altenew and VersaMark ink, white embossing powder, acetate, adhesive foam squares

I love black and bright yellow combinations, so after I decided to use the black and white stripe for my background, I chose yellows for my stamped flowers.  I sized the striped background to A2, then cut out 2 of the sprigs using the die.  On a white card base I used the striped panel to help me position where to stamp the flowers and leaves.  I knew that I wanted to lift the striped panel above the stamped card base, but it wasn't until near the end that I decided to also add the die-cut outline in charcoal; I think it gives the stamped image more definition.  Then in order to hold that outline into my striped panel, I lined it on the back with pieces of acetate to give me something to glue the outline to.  Then I just added my sentiment from the stamp set panel and popped it above the card base.  

I love how it turned out! 


  1. Gorgeous!! The outline certainly makes the flowers pop.

  2. This is amazing Lin - love how the die cuts and background float above the stamped images. A fabulous card.

  3. Beautiful card Lin, I too love the look of black and yellow together. The stripe pattern looks wonderful with these floral die cuts. Perfect.

  4. Very pretty Lin. The bold black and white behind the flowers is stunning

  5. Quite striking! I think the hard lines of the stripes and the floral lines of the flowers really work. Fantastic colors. I love the card.

  6. I, too, love how it turned out! :)

  7. Beautiful card. Love the b/w stripes and the yellow flowers go perfectly with it.

  8. Oh wow--just love this one, Lin!


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