Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Flower Challenge #51 Reminder

Hi everyone.  We are already half way through December.  2020 is quickly growing to a close.  I'm sharing my reminder card for The Flower Challenge #51 - Add Embellishments.

A big thank you to Helen (Cards from Helen).  Helen has been our wonderful Guest Designer this month.  Thanks Helen!
This is a new-to-me stamp set from Simon Says.  I just love the florals on this one.  I stamped the images randomly on mixed media paper, heat embossing with princess gold.  The images were then watercoloured using Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed).  The sentiment (also part of the same stamp set) was heat embossed in princess gold onto a black card stock banner.  My embellishments to finish the card are some clear sequins and a line of gold cording under the sentiment banner.

Close-up ...
The overhead photo really shows off the shine of this gorgeous yellow-gold embossing powder.

There's still lots of time to play along at before the challenge closes on the 25th of the month.  Come join us!

Since this is the first time playing with these stamps, I'm heading over to add them to the gallery at NBUS #21.






Stamps:  Look for the Rainbows (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Stratmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Versamark; Distress Inks:  Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Princess Gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, clear sequins, gold cording

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28 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

The gold is elegant and those soft colors are so beautiful.

Darnell said...

This is a knock-out, Lolly! I'm setting it aside as inspiration for all those outline stamps I was telling you about! I love the way the gold-embossed blossoms, beautifully painted, are tumbling about on your card front. The black sediment panel with the gold embossing and that simple gold cord (brilliant!) are just perfect! Love, Dolly

Pat said...

What beautifully watercoloured flowers Loll, and that light bright gold embossing suits it perfectly, and love the contrast of the gold on black embossed sentiment strip going right across the card, and some pretty sequins and gold cord too. x

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card. The stamping and the coloring of those pretty flowers look fabulous Loll x. Loving the pop of princess gold and such a cheery card x.

Viv said...

A stunner of a card Lolly! xx

Marcia Hill said...

What a lovely, lovely card Loll! That Princess Gold embossing powder is so bright and pretty and shows off the colors of your flowers just beautifully! I love the cording under your sentiment strip too!! Received your Christmas card today and wanted to say thanks...it's just lovely!! Hugs. :0)

Nstiz said...

Beautiful! Love the soft color as well as the gorgeous shading. For the life of me I'll never figure out how you water color on mixed media paper. It dries so quickly for me and I end up with splotches the few times I tried. This is really fabulous, Loll!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous shine from the Princess Gold EB powder (thanks for close up) and love your pretty stamped and watercolored flowers and leaves. Adding a few sequins and the gold cord were the perfect embellishments. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Susan said...

Lovely gold embossing to offset the beautiful colours. And a great smattering of sequins.

Liz said...

Wonderful card Loll, so striking. I love the gold embossing and the beautiful watercolouring. xx

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, I don't know whether my embossing powders are getting old, or contaminated with anti-static powder, but I seldom get the gorgeous results you have today!
It's a beautiful floral card, my friend!
Merry Christmas! xx
=]

Bonnie said...

Love these scattered, pretty pink and gold flowers, Lolly! The gold makes them extra elegant! Pretty and uplifting, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, your watercolouring always blows me away and to top it you always choose the best embossing colours :)

Daffodil Cards said...

A Gorgeous card Loll
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

Beautiful card, love the gold with the soft pink watercoloring xx

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, that Princess Gold is pretty! I have Queen's Gold which is darker. Your watercoloring of these lovely flowers is a breath of fresh air!

Bunny said...

This is so beautiful Loll. You have some awe inspiring cards. [Bunny]

roffeycreations said...

Gorgeous - have added The Flower Challenge to my list - Cheers Maurs xxx

Julie B said...

Gorgeous,soft watercoloured card Loll. The gold embossing and black banner makes it extra striking. :)

Trina P. said...

So soft and pretty. The rose gold EP elevates it. Beautiful watercoloring as always.

BożenA said...

Such a beautiful and romantic card. I love the glitter of golden embossing and those joyful colors of flowers.
xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh I just love this card...florals of course are my fav. Great random stamping of flowers and leaves and then beautifully watercolours.. special card Loll, hugs Robyn

Papercraft Boutique said...

The flowers are so pretty and uplifting, Loll! They're beautifully watercolored, and the gold cording is a great match for the Princess Gold embossing!
Hideko xx

TaeEun said...

You've created a beautiful floral pattern! Love the soft coloring and the bold black sentiment strip in contrast!

Linda said...

This is gorgeous. The gold embossing and the soft colouring look so pretty and I love the contrast of the black sentiment strip xx

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful watercoloring on these lovely blooms, Loll! I love that you chose gold for the images, too...it works perfectly with the coral petals! Great idea to use black and gold for your sentiment...so elegant! xx

Zoechaos said...

What a beautiful new set of stamps, I love how you have used them here is this very pretty card. x

Viv said...

Another fabulous card again Loll! Thanks for all the amazing cards all year and Happy Christmas to you and your family too ;) hugs Viv xx