September 14, 2021


I realize that this is a very basic looking card, not too many frou-frous or embellishments. But the flowers used on the card are so incredibly beautiful in their own rights that I wanted them to be the sole stars. 

The reason that I am featuring this card today is that Sale-A-Bration comes to an end in a few short weeks, and this is one of the offerings you can earn with a qualifying order. Found on page 14 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure, the set is Delicate Dahlias. Besides these two flowers, it also includes two smaller flowers, a couple leaves and some  really nice sentiments.

Shown in the photo below is a closeup of the Distinktive flower, an image with lots of incredible detail. I stamped it in Mango Melody and fussy cut the flower leaving behind a small white outline. If you do any fussy cutting, you know that by leaving a white margin rather than cutting right up to the stamped image is a lot more forgiving -- and a lot less "fussy". While I love to do fussy cutting, I thought the flower on this card would look better with a little white edge. So it was a personal choice I made.

The flowers stamped willy nilly all over the background is the same flower, only just the outlined image. I tried to get the flowers as close together as I could when stamping without overlapping for a clean look.

As I said previously, I didn't want to add too much to the card. But I felt a strip of Mango Melody running behind the fussy cut flower was needed to allow the flower to stand out against the busy background.

To add a little interest to this simple strip, I embossed it with the Painted Texture 3D Folder from the Annual Catalog.

The final thing I did with this simple card was add one more layer of Mango Melody cardstaock behind the stamped piece. I then used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up against the Mango Melody card base.

Simple I know. But, I think it's quite lovely and effective. Another good thing about this card is that it can be used for virtually ANY occasion, except maybe something masculine. 

So, Sale-A-Bration runs only until September 30. During this special promotion, you earn free product for ever $50 you spend before tax and shipping. Take advantage! Name me as your Demonstrator!



  1. I absolutely love what you did with this set! I have it, too, but I haven't used it yet. It's nice that I have an example on what I could do when I'm ready to use it! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like it and that I could inspire you!

  2. Very very beautiful. Love the colours.

  3. Gorgeous, as usual! I enjoy getting ideas for my simple cardmaking. But, even with retirement, I need more hours in the day!

  4. I agree, the flowers are pretty on their own without a lot of extras. Thanks for continuing to share with us each week. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Donna, thank YOU for continuing to let me share each week! It means a lot.