Wednesday, May 18, 2016


It's Wednesday again!  That means it's time for another What If? Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  We have a beautiful inspiration photo for you this week:
And here is my card:
 I used stamps from the newly released Flower Power Separates set.  This card is a masterpiece of alterations.  Starting with the "frame" I die cut the Fleur De Lis shape and then used my craft knife to cut out the center to create the frame.  Then I stamped the outline stem image from the set and added the outline small leaves to look like a branch.  And the sentiment was masked and partially inked to use just the "birthday" part.  There are really so many ways to use the products we already own; I hope I've inspired you to think outside the box a bit with your existing supplies.
I die cute the "happy" 4 times from white cardstock and adhered them all together for dimension.  Before I cut the top layer, I used my markers to create an hombre look.
Now, hop on over to The House Blog to see what the rest of the DT created.  And remember, if you NEED any of the stamps I used, I have a 10% off your ENTIRE order code in my left sidebar.  And starting tomorrow, we will be showcasing two new sets from Repeat Impressions.   There will be a chance to win, so make sure to check it out every day from Thursday until Sunday.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Daisy Outline, large", "Daisy Solid, large", "Daisy Outline, small", "Daisy Solid, small", "Leaf Outline, small", "Leaf Outline, wavy", "Stem Outline" and "Birthday"
Dies: Spellbinders "Fleur De Lis Squares"; MFT "happy trio" and "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle
Darice woodgrain embossing folder

Crafty Cardmakers #164--stitching, faux or real (stitched rectangle die)
Eureka Stamps #193--stitching, faux or real
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #229--anything goes with snippets (all the fussy cut images were cut from white card stock, the frame was cut from a scrap, and the main panel was actually cut from the white card stock packaging from some colored card stock--I just used the backside without any printing on it--scraps AND recycling!)
Open Minded #5--use your favorite technique (I think fussy cutting is my favorite technique)
Hiding in My Craft Room #250--super scraps
A Gem of a Challenge #164--flowers
Dis Digis--Flowers every where
Crafty Catz #324--dies & punches
In the Pink #94--Happy Anything
Aud Sentiments #155--anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania--May flowers
Fussy & Fancy #163--birthdays
Time Out Challenge #56--CASE this card


Robin said...

Heather this is so beautiful! You did fabulous with the inspiration photo. I really love the hombre look on the sentiment. I'll have to try that one. Hugs, Robin

Glittered Paws said...

So pretty - I have been thinking about gluing some die cut words together - so that is on my list today or tomorrow.

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Lovely colouring and embossing. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challnege. Elaine

Ina G said...

This is beautiful Heather. Love those new flowers and are on my Wish List. Looking forward to seeing the next lot.
The black die cut and card base is perfect as it highlights those flowers perfectly. Love the Happy too. So glad you shared it with us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Certainly will be playing with this beautiful inspiration photo over at The House.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card love the black frame .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
Aud Sentiments
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joy said...

What a great job of layering - the contrasting colored frame is a fabulous idea! Pretty card.

Di said...

Wow Heather, what a stunning card! So much thought and work went into it - I do love all the adaptations you made :)

Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground!


Di xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x DT

Barb said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Amanda. I love your colour combo too. Barbxx

Barb said...

I'm so sorry Heather. Having a senior moment I'm afraid. Barbxx

LesleyG said...

lovely layout and pretty colours, very inspiring xxx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kathy S said...

I LOVE this - so, so beautiful and the card from your inspiration was posted at Cards in Envy and was my choice for winner! HA.

Darnell said...

Your design with the wood e/f behind your sweetly framed flowers is just divine, Heather! Hugs, Darnell

Unknown said...

Aww this is so effective and gorgeous! Beautiful colouring too! Thanks for joining in at Dis Digis Challenge!
Lucy x

Jill V said...

Very pretty - I love the embossed background and that decorative frame! SUch a creative take on the CASE card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Laurie Unger said...

Love the way you colored the flowers!

Aileen said...

Such a pretty card, love your design and colouring.

Maike von Maikreations said...

Beautiful card! I love all the details and the colour combination is fabulous! Thank you for joining our „Stitching - Real or Faux“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,

Unknown said...

Fabulous design! Wow! Looks wonderful! Love this combination of colors and the flower accent is perfect!
Thank you very much for sharing this beauty with us at FFFC. Good luck and hope to see you again really soon!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Very pretty card, and love how you "streched" your items to make others! :)
Fab colours combo!

Liz said...

A stunning design. Just love it! xx

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Heather! Love those sweet flowers on the black frame!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card - love the design and that stunning flower.
Thanks for playing along at In the Pink this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, such pretty flowers.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
I am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -

Sandy said...

Beautiful card, love the frame showcasing the sentiment and the gorgeous floral image. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun for our Favorite Technique challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy DT