Friday, October 20, 2017

Favorite Fall Flower

I love the STAMPlorations "Helenium Large" stamp flower,  which is a daisy like flower perfect for Fall stamping:-)  I have always loved the colors of Fall and just about all Fall Flowers,  so have chosen this flower as my Favorite Flower to celebrate...The Flower Challenge's 1st Birthday!

Congratulations to Aileen and her awesome Design Team!

Here is my "A Little Bit of Sunshine" Helenium card!

My card is also for CAS Mix Up October Layering Stencils + Stamping + Your Choice..die cutting and fussy cutting Challenge hosted by Julia!  You have until Oct. 24th to play along!

I layered 4 stencils using Distress Oxide Inks and my Clarity Brush onto Arches Mixed Media.  Then stamped my STAMPlorations Helenium flower using Archival Black ink onto Strathmore Cold Press paper that I had smooshed with Distress Oxides: Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple.  I used all these colors except the Candied Apple for my stenciling.

I then fussy cut my flower and spritzed with water and moved the water with a paint brush to blend all the colors for a pretty Fall Flower.

Next I die cut my layer with my Penny Black Antique Frame and sponged the edges with Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade.   I popped up my flower with dimensionals.  Then placed my layer in my MISTI and stamped my Penny Black Happy Snippets sentiment.

I finished my card by popping up my layer with fun foam and adding Wink of Stella to my flower. 

Done and I really liked the results.  Hope you do too.  Happy Fall my friends...Hugs!

Adding STAMPlorations CAS Oct Challenge: Anything CAS with Optional Twist..Orange!

STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes!

Stamps: STAMPlorations Helenium Large
Paper: Strathmore Cold Press.  Arches Mixed Media.  SU Very Vanilla
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Distress Oxides..listed above.
Accessories: papersnips, PB Antique Frame Die, dimensionals, Clarity Stencil Brush, Wink of Stella, MISTI, Fun Foam,  Stencils: TCW Raven Mosaic (2 images), Textured (1 image) and T.H. Faded Dots.


  1. I can see why this is a favourite flower. So beautifully coloured and love the use of those stencils. Gorgeous card x

  2. Such a beautiful flower, I can see why its a favourite and I love how you have used your stencils, the card is just perfect. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

  3. I love the fall colors here, Nancy! Fantastic layered stenciling with that gorgeous flower!

  4. Great stencil layering for your background, Nancy. Your flower is to bright and beautiful. I do love the colour! :) xx

  5. Beautifully layer-stenciled background, Nancy! And I LOVE the smooshed rich fall colors of the Helenium! You can see yellow, orange, red, and the mix of those colors here and there in the flower. The sponged edges bring the flower into focus in a subtle way. Hugs.. Hideko

  6. Such a beautiful card Nancy, just love your gorgeous flower and pretty edging.Thanks for the congrats too! Also thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  7. Nancy, I love your stenciling, it is such an awesome frame around the flower :)

  8. What a great die to frame your flower! Love those sponged edges and the subtle stenciling behind the flower. Very CAS and perfect!

  9. gorgeous cards mf...I'm partial to the fab sunflower one for the look.
    xx Karen

  10. A beautiful bloom over your lovely stenciling Nancy! Love the sponging on your wonderful antique frame die! Julia xx

  11. Oh what a pretty card!! It's simply gorgeous! Thank you for joining us for the Stamplorations October CAS card challenge.

  12. This is beautiful Nancy, I love the stenciling in the background. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx


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