August 24, 2016


It's such incredibly dreary weather, I thought I would just infuse a little radiance into the day for all of us.

This is one of the cards my girls created at last week's Stamp-In Workshop. A pretty easy card to create, it makes quite an impact visually.

I don't know if you can tell in the photo above, but right underneath the pink dot in the center of the flower is a larger fringed sequin-type piece in silver.

To keep with the silver, sparkly look of the card, I also added silver embossing and Basic Rhinestones. A nice contrast to the Melon Mambo.

Everything put together gives a good bit of dimension, something, you know, I always LOVE!

I think it's about time for another tutorial, eh? Here goes:

Flower Patch stamp set

Whisper White cardstock
Pear Pizzazz cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock

Melon Mambo ink
VersaMark ink

Stampin' Sponge
Sun Rays Mask (from an old Stampin' Up! kit. KEEP THOSE SUPPLIES!)
Big Shot
Flower Fair Framelits
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits
Embossing Buddy
Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
1/4" Circle Punch
Melon Mambo Ribbon
Basic Rhinestones
Silver Sequin Center
Stampin' Dimensionals
Glue Dots

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Pear Pizzazz to this card base.

Place the rays mask (stencil) atop a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock as you wish the placement of the rays to be. Holding the stencil in place with your non-dominant hand, sponge through the stencil with Melon Mambo ink, making the rays as dark as you want them to be. It is an easy mask to re-align if it slips out of place, so no need to tape it down.

With the Big Shot and the proper pieces from the Flower Fair Framelits (see sample or make up your own layered flower!), cut the flower components from Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Tangerine Tango papers. Adhere the flower together. Before adding the pink dot in the middle, place the ruffle-edged sequin with a Glue Dot, then add the pink circle.

Add the flower to the center of the rays with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Adhere this piece to the card front.

Rub a scrap of Whisper White cardstock well with the Embossing Buddy. Then stamp the sentiment in VersaMark ink. At the heat station, cover the stamping with Silver Embossing Powder, tapping the excess powder back into its container. Use the Heat Tool to emboss the letters, making sure the entire word is shiny and set.

Cut the sentiment out with the frame from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits. Use a little adhesive to attach a 3" piece of Melon Mambo ribbon, which you have notched at both ends, to the back of the sentiment. Then add the entire piece to the lower left corner of the card with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.

Add a few Basic Rhinestones scattered across the rays.



  1. So pretty! I love lots of dimension in my cards to.

  2. This card turned out amazing! What a fun birthday card to give and to receive!

  3. I love the embellishments you add to your work. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party

  4. So very pretty as usual Linda!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! Pinned!

  5. How pretty! I love these effects!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. This is so pretty, Love the colors and the bit of bling on the card

  7. Just beautiful Linda, I would love to give and receive a card like this. Thanks for sharing your links with us at Celebrate Your Story. Have a wonderful holiday!