Saturday, October 16, 2021

Hello, Gorgeous

 It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.

The challenge this time is: Creepy or Cute
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I don't do creepy, so I went with cute!  This little cutie is all dressed up in her 1920's flapper costume.  Isn't she a beauty!!??  This is probably my favorite girl image from Di's Digi Stamps.  I colored the image, die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and then die cut the "gorgeous" directly from the colored panel.  I die cut another word out of white card stock and then out of dark blue and adhered them all together to give dimension.  I then adhered it all back into place on the card panel, after stamping the "hello" just above where the die cut sentiment would be.  I added liquid pearls to her string of pearls and then finished the card off with three tiny white pearls before adhering the whole thing to a dark blue card base.
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Check out Di's Shop here; she has the most adorable images!!
And you can go to her Facebook page for all sorts of super cute inspiration!

Supplies: 
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Candy 1920s" digi--It seems to be retired, but you can find all sorts of cute little girl images here; Raisin Boat "Flourishing Thoughts" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle; STAMPlorations "gorgeous" die

Challenges:


Challenges:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Celebrating You

 Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week the challenge is: Feature a Creature.

And here is the card I created:
With it being fall and all the fall-themed challenges around, I just had to add some pumpkins and leaves to my card!  I started by stamping the falling leaves in a caramel ink onto kraft card stock.  Then I stamped my pumpkins on scraps of patterned paper, added a little shading with markers and fussy cut them out.  I die cut some leaves out of scraps from the same paper pack.  I inked around the edges of the leaves with the caramel ink to bring them out from the background.  I also stamped, the cat, once onto white card stock and once onto a another scrap from that paper pack so I could cut out the ribbon and add it onto the other image after I had colored it.  I cut out the entire image and added it onto the sentiment panel.  I think this will make a great birthday card or even a just thinking of you card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Falling Leaves", "Tall Pumpkin", "Wide Pumpkin", "Round Pumpkin", "Cat with Ribbon", "You Cling Set" (I used the large 'you' and 'celebrating')
Dies: MFT leaves

Challenges:
Unicorn Challenge #70--autumn and/or Halloween
Cards Galore #92--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Sheepski Designs #55--Hot and/or Cold Colors (I used orange=hot)
Stinkin' Inkers--scrap happy (I used lots of scraps on this one)
Creative Inspirations--fabulous fall or happy halloween
We Love Chocolate Baroque--anything autumn
Critter Crazies #55--anything goes
Craft Rockets #186--autumn and/or mushrooms
{Pin}spirational Challenge #282--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the colors and the fall theme)














If you Give a Crafter a Cookie #161--inspiration photo (I was inspired by the colors and the leaves)













613 Avenue Create #11--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #433--autumn/fall
Cupcake Challenge #529--anything goes













Double Trouble Challenge #94--Thing #1: fall garland inspiration; Thing #3: carve your pumpkin; Thing #2: play with Use Your Stuff Challenge
Mod Squad--pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere
Double D--owls or pumpkins













Creative Moments #224--anything goes
Cardz TV #151--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #61--autumn or Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--fall colors mood board











Atlantic Hearts #442--sketch












Shopping Our Stash #456--pumpkin spice and everything nice







Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Prescription

 Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is timely one: Think Pink (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month).

And here is the card I created:

This card is almost made out of completely recycled elements.  I had a card that I made years ago and had never ended up sending it to anyone.  It needed a little "help" to bring it more up to date, if you know what I mean.  The pink panel was actually the original card base.  I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die and dry embossed it with a damask embossing folder.  Afterwards, I lightly blended some white ink over the embossing to make it stand out a bit more.  The layered element was the focal point of the original card.  There were two more layered pieces but they didn't work for this card, so I will have them leftover to use on another card.  I added the turquoise layers to add more contrast.  The bit of turquoise ribbon was left over from another project.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut the image and adhered it to the center of the layered element with phone tape.  Added some pink gems and adhered it all to a white card base.  I really like how it turned out and it was a great way to recycle that old card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Prescription"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Crafter's Cafe #275--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #506--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #512--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Cards Galore #92--anything goes
Moving Along with the Times #135--bingo (I used the first column: ribbon, image, embossed paper)













613 Avenue Create #11--anything goes













Pixie's Crafty Workshop #413--anything goes with snippets (almost all of the elements are left over pieces--not snippets exactly, but the ultimate use of scraps!)

Monday, October 4, 2021

Blast from the Past

 It's my turn to share my Pick of the Week with you today.  I'm going to take you way back to July of 2015 for this one!  This card is the very first one I shared as a designer for Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built!  I was so honored to have Wendy ask me to join her team and I am still so honored that she has let me continue as one of her designers for 6 years now!!  Thank you, Wendy!  Here is the card:

This airplane image is so perfect for masculine card!  And I remember having fun stamping it with red ink instead of the usual black ink.  I think it adds a little bit to the more vintage feel.  It was July 1st that this card was first published, so the red, white and blue color combo is very fitting.  I also find it to be a great color combo for masculine cards, even when they are not being sent out around the 4th of July.  Looking back on old cards can be rather embarrassing, but I still really like this one!  It's inspiring me to pull out this stamp and use it for masculine cards I need to make.  I hope this brief look back in time will inspire you to go back and revisit some earlier cards from your card making journey.    Maybe you like them exactly as they are, or maybe you have grown and can think of a way to improve them.  The stamps I used on this card are "Bi-plane Silhouette" and "Dreams take Flight".



Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sweet Friends

 It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.

The challenge this time is: Mermaids, Fairies, or Angels
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I used these two sweet little fairies sitting out reading together.  They are just so sweet!  And by changing up their clothing colors, you could make them perfect for any season.  I chose to use some fall colors and create a fall themed card using some scraps from a fall paper pack.  I added some gold glitter Nuvo shimmer pen on their wings to create some sparkle and shine.  You can see it better in the photo below

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Supplies: 
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Fairies Storytime" digi

Challenges:
The Paper Funday #33--anything goes with optional twist: autumn/fall
Creative Moments #223--anything goes
As You Like It--autumn or winter and why?  (I definitely prefer autumn!  I love the changing leaves, the pumpkins, acorns and other autumn decor items.  I love the cooler, crisper air and I really love being able to put on jeans and a sweatshirt after a hot, humid summer!  And the clear blue skies are just gorgeous!)
Time Out Challenge #197--Quote: "In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends."  (I went with the friends theme)
Cardz TV #150--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #506--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #579--anything goes
Crafty Catz #566--anything goes with the optional twist: autumn shades
Cards Galore #92--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper













Creative Inspirations--fabulous fall or happy halloween
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #223--hello, fall


Friday, October 1, 2021

Place cards

 A new month has arrived and that means a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is Anything But a Card.


And here is what I created:
Thanksgiving is coming quickly, so I decided to create some place setting cards.    They're super cute AND a great way to use up some scraps.  I die cut the solid leaves from some scrap orange card stock and inked the edges with some red ink.  Then, I die cut the detail leaves from a gold paper and adhered them on top of the orange leaves.  I die cut the main panel out of kraft card stock and inked the edges with some caramel ink.  Then I stamped the names--a little time consuming but worth it!  I adhered everything to a kraft base and finished them off with red nuvo drops for a little "berry" look.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head on over to the LTSCB blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to get the full details of the challenge.  Then get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Concord & 9th "Perfectly Penned"
Dies: PaperTrey Ink "Places Please" main panel; unknown leaf dies from Amazon

Challenges:
The Paper Funday #33--anything goes with the optional twist: autumn/fall
Creative Fingers #218--anything goes
Creative Moments #223--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #579--anything goes
Crafty Catz #566--anything goes with the optional twist: autumn shades

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Worry about nothing

 Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This one might be a bit of a challenge: Clean and Simple 1 layer card

                                                            And here is the card I created:

One layer cards can be really difficult.  You either have to be really good OR add a lot of details so it looks much more interesting.  As you can see, I went with the second option.  I started with a flower stencil.  I inked it using Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxides around the edges.  I stamped the frame image with Black Soot Distress Oxide and stamped the sentiment with the same ink.
For some beautiful sparkle, I added some gold shimmer Spectrum Noir ink to all the petals outside the frame.  You can see it in the photo above.  The sparkle is fabulous in real life!!  I finished it off with some sequins to which I added some silver stickles for even more sparkle!!  I added some stitched detail around the edges with a stitched rectangle die.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Dotted Rectangle Frame, large" and "Worry About Nothing"
Dies: MFT Stamps "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle
STAMPlorations Stencil: Peony Number Two

Challenges:
Die Cut Divas--anything goes
STAMPlorations--summer anything goes challenge













CASology #395--one (I have one layer and/or one flower)
Creative Fingers #215--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Creative Moments #223--anything goes
Time Out Challenge #197--Quote inspiration "In Joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends" (I used a flower)
Alphabet Challenge--M is for Motivational/encouraging sentiment
Cardz TV #150--anything goes
Double Trouble #93--something, anything, everything (Thing #1: anything goes
Sketch Saturday #679--sketch (I turned it on its side)



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Clean and Simple Genius

 This is my entry into My Favorite Thing's Clean and Simple Genius challenge for Design Superstar.  I used my favorite sweet, little dragon.  I just love the look on his face!

I stamped him on the stitched rectangle panel and then created a mask for him so I could stencil the brick background onto the panel as well.  I colored up the image and then stamped the sentiment.  I added a little bit of Spectrum Noir gold sparkle pen to his wings.  You can see the sparkle in the photo below:

Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things "Magical Dragons" and "Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes"
Dies: My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle
Stencil: My Favorite Things "Brick Wall"

The very best stories

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a fun one: Outdoor Fun (any outdoor activity).

And here is the card I created:
I created this sweet little card as an anniversary card for my in-laws--45 years!!  I started by stamping and coloring the birdbath and two little birdies.  Then I added the grass and stamped the sentiment.  It still needed something, so I decided to stencil some hearts in the background.  I was using a light gray ink, but I guess when I used the stencil the last time I forgot to clean it off.  There was some red/pink ink still on the stencil and it transferred to the card base.  Oops, but no one needs to know that it wasn't supposed to be that way!  Then I die cut a little red heart and adhered it between the two lovebirds.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Tiny Bird (front)", "Tiny Bird (flight)", "Birdbath", and "The very best . . ."
Stencil: MFT hearts
Dies: Marianne Designs heart

Challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge #163--cute celebrations
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
I Love Chocolate Baroque--anything goes with the optional twist: celebrations
Crafty Creations #425--anything goes
Cardz TV #149--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #510--anything goes with uplifting sentiment


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Make a Wish

 It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.

The challenge this time is: Use your favorite color or favorite color combination
And here is my card for your inspiration:
My favorite color combination for cards is pink and green.  I think it is so fresh and perfect for floral cards.  I've got a lot going on this weekend, so it had to be a quick and easy card this time.  I added some patterned paper on the bottom of the card, and die cut the white panel with a scalloped die, using the out of the box technique to have it cut around the sweet little bear.  I colored him up and adhered the panel to the top of the card.  Then I stamped the sentiment using my mini MISTI so I could stamp it multiple times to get a nice dark impression.  Then I finished it off with several pink pearls.

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Supplies: 
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Rosie Bear" digi; Papertrey Ink "Just Sentiments: Birthday mini" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle and "Stitched Scallop Basic Edges"

Challenges:
Cutie Pie Challenge #163--cute celebrations (the are celebrating their 10th anniversary!!)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Die Cut Divas--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Crafty Creations #425--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #692--anything goes with the optional twist: birthdays
Incy Wincy Designs--dots and/or stripes and/or checks
Aud Sentiments #283--birthday sentiment
Cardz TV #149--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #60--stripes and/or dots
Pink Gem--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a recipe challenge: 1 stamp, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments.

And here is the card I created:
The sentiment is one stamp, already curved just like this!  I've had it for a while and haven't used it before, but now that I have, I might use this design a LOT!!  I love the size and how perfectly a die cut or a small image would fit inside the circle.  I die cut it with a Spellbinders circle die and it is a perfect fit!  I used two patterned papers, a red pattern and a green pattern from the same paper pack.  For my three embellishments, I used a die cut snowflake (I die cut it three times and glued them all together for some amazing dimension, then spritzed it with a glitter spray), a bit of red ribbon and some red pearls.  Rather simple, but I think it turned out really pretty!  I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  You can see the shine on the sentiment and the sparkle on the snowflake in the photo below:

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Merry/Happy Frame"
Dies: PTI "Fancy Snowflakes"; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"

Challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--something that begins with Q and/or R (I used red and ribbon)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Die Cut Divas--anything goes













Crafty Calendar--anything goes
ABC Christmas--S is for Stencil, T is for Two (I have two patterned papers)
Craft Rocket #85--ribbons, bows or buttons (I used a ribbon)
Crafty Creations #425--anything goes
Creative Fingers #214--anything goes
Cardz TV #149--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #559--anything goes with the optional twist: use patterned paper

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Plaid Christmas

 Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week it is: Show us your Sparkle and Shine.

And here is the card I created:
To give credit where credit is due--I was looking through some challenge blogs for ideas and came across the CAS Christmas Card Challenge whose challenge this month is to use plaid.  That got my mind thinking and I scrolled down to see what the designers had done with it.  I saw this card and just HAD to CASE it!
I LOVE those adorable plaid mittens and the simple layout!!  So, it reminded me that I have a mitten stamp from Repeat Impressions and I'm not even sure I have used it before.  It was time to pull it out and get to work!
I went over to my (very giant) stack of patterned papers to look for a suitable plaid and came across a bunch of embossed panels that I had won a long time ago as part of a prize.  The one on top was this beautiful winter/snowflake pattern--it was perfect!  All I had to do was die cut it with a stitched rectangle die.  Then I got to work on my mittens.  The stamp is only one mitten and it has a pattern on it, which I didn't want because I wanted the plaid paper without added pattern.  So, I had to get a little creative to make my pair of mittens.  I started out by stamping the image two times on scrap white card stock and then fussy cut them out.  Then I used a black marker to put ink only on the outline of the image before stamping it on the plaid paper.  I had to do this a couple times to get a good impression as I was being very careful not to get any ink on the inside of the image.  I did have to fill in lines a little bit with a black pen to finish it off.  Then, because I wanted a pair of mittens, I needed a mirror image of the first one.  But, it's too much work for me to do that and I really don't have good turn out usually with that technique, so I stamped the image on the BACK of the plaid paper for my second mitten.  Then I fussy cut out both plaid mittens.  For the one I had stamped on the back of the paper, I just took my black pen and carefully drew around the outline on the patterned side of the paper to make it look like the other one.  Then I flipped over one of the original white mittens and adhered the plaid mittens in place.  Voila!! A mirrored pair of mittens!  I added a little bit of jute twine to hold them together (no one likes lost mittens!!) and finished the card off with a sparkly die cut "Merry Christmas" and a few red pearls.  You can see the red glittery sentiment better in the photo below:
                                                       
I realized that the card really didn't show off much of the Mitten image itself, so I decided to use it on the inside to decorate the sentiment.  Here you can see how the image actually looks with it's pattern.
I stamped the mitten twice just how it is.  You can see that the don't mirror each other here, but it didn't really matter as they weren't the focal point and I don't think you would even notice.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Mitten" and "May the miracle . . ."
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Crafter's Cafe #273--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #504--anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--something that starts with Q and/or R (I used Red)
ABC Christmas--S is for stencil, T is for two (I used 2 mittens and 2 words in my sentiment)











CRAFT #610--Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #558--anything goes with the optional twist: something beginning with S (I have snowflakes in my embossed background and a Sparkly die cut sentiment)



Saturday, September 4, 2021

Birthday Bear

 It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.

The challenge this time is: Use 2 or more patterned papers
And here is my card for your inspiration:

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Supplies: 
Stamps: Di's Digi Stamps "Party Boy Bear" digi; MFT "Adorable Elephants" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Stars STAX"; Sizzix/Stamps of Life star

Challenges:
Time Out Challenge #195--use a colored card base
Cut It Up #233--use any sketch (I used the MFT sketch below)
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #430--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #273--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #504--anything goes
MFT #557--sketch













Pattie's Creations--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

You are amazing

 A new month has arrived and that means a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is Anything Goes.

And here is the card I created:
For a couple months now, I've been working on a one sheet wonder template, I now have 4 cards left to make.  I love these cute little elephants from MFT!  The patterned paper was already cut (from the template) and I had the elephant colored and cut out.  I only had to die cut the border pieces and the "amazing" (I used gold glitter paper) and heat emboss the rest of the sentiment onto some dark blue card stock.  Then I finished it all off with some blue gems.  I nestled the cutie little elephant underneath the sentiment to make it look like it was sitting there.    You can see the sparkle and shine in the sentiment in the photo below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head on over to the LTSCB blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to get the full details of the challenge.  Then get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: MFT "Adorable Elephants"
Dies: STAMPlorations "amazing"; PaperTrey Ink loopy border die

Challenges:
Sweet Stampers #59--dies and/or punches
Incy Wincy Designs--use a card fold tutorial and/or animals (I used the animal)
ART Impressions #310-lions, tigers, bears, oh my!
Creative Moments #221--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Time Out Challenge #195--colored card base with the optional twist: use embellishments
Cardz TV #148--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--glimmer & sparkle
Use Your Stuff #430--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes

Matching envelope

 Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a little different: Stamp on your Envelope.

And here is what I created:
I made the card for my Pick of the Week post for The House That Stamps Built on Monday.  While I was making the card, I decided to stamp the envelope to go along with it.  This is an anniversary card for my brother and sister-in-law, so the envelope will look pretty arriving in the mail.
Since I had to make some masks to create my card, I was also able to use them here on the envelope. I stamped and colored the images and then added a little bit of gold paint pen to the centers of the flowers.  This is a very quick and easy way to make happy mail even more happy!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this challenge.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Supplies:

Challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage #143--no patterned paper
Creative Moments #221--anything goes
Cardz TV #148--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #430--anything goes

Monday, August 30, 2021

Best Wishes

 It's my turn to share my Pick of the Week with you on the House That Stamps Built blog.  I'm continuing in my Pinspired series--taking cards I find on Pinterest and recreating them with Repeat Impressions stamps.  A while ago I found this beautiful card by Jennifer McQuire and knew I had to try my hand at making one:

I just love the bold flowers on the vellum, the outside the box cutting and how the flowers move around the sentiment.  So, I set out to give it a try.  Since I wanted to work with the "Flower Power Separates" images, I had to do a bunch of masking.  So, I started out by creating my layout on a piece of scrap white card stock just to see how the images would look.
The panel was cut to 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 and I cut a vellum panel to the same measurements, just a little bit taller so I had some room to work with.  I placed my stamped layout into my Mini MISTI so I could use it for stamp placement.

As you can see, I have a transparent grid sheet that I use in my MISTI and that helps with getting sentiments straight.  I started with the sentiment since the stems were going to be stamped around it.  I stamped and heat embossed each element one at a time (or sometimes two at a time if they weren't really close to each other) so I wouldn't mess up an area already stamped.

I used stamped and cut out masks for the flowers and used a couple pieces of washi tape to mask off the sentiment.  The tape has nice straight edges and just happened to be slightly wider than my sentiment is tall making it perfect for masking!  You can see in the photo above that my small flower on the left is already heat embossed and I have a mask on my large flower as it too has already been heat embossed.
     After all the elements had been heat embossed, I flipped the vellum panel over and colored the images on the back side.  Since I hadn't been extremely precise with my embossing powder and had a few "extra" white spots, I decided to sprinkle on some loose powder in a few other places and make it look like it had been done on purpose--a little artsy addition.

After letting the panel sit under some heavy objects for a while, I attached it to the gray card base with some liquid adhesive, hiding it behind the embossed lines.  Then I finished it off with some pearls. 
And here is the finished result:
 Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #506--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Creative Moments #221--anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy--anything goes
Cute Card Thursday--anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #143--no patterned paper
Time Out Challenge #195--colored card base with the optional twist: use embellishments
Krafty Chicks #574--all occasions
Cardz TV #148--anything goes