Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Hello house friends!  

There's a new challenge at The House That Stamps Built and this week it's an inspiration challenge.  

For this card, I used RI Stamp #9205-O "Hydrangea" from the "Beautiful Days" collection.  I stamped the image with Versamark embossing ink on a piece of Ranger watercolor paper and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils I colored layers of color on the petals and leaves.  I fussy cut (with my art knife) the little bee and then used an oval die to cut the image with a technique called "Out of the Box" die cutting.  When the coloring and cutting was done, I layered it against another oval die cut in dark purple.  

I mounted the ovals against an embossed background layer I created using a We R Memory Keepers "next level" basket weave embossing folder.  The sentiment is a portion of the RI Stamp#2501-H "Happy Birthday From..." which I also stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white ep.  

Here is the inspiration palette and I hope you'll join the challenge this week at The House.  All the details can be found there for entering and what you could win.  

To see more wonderful creations using this palette challenge, visit these blogs of my team mates.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I'm entering this card in the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamps Blog "Make Your Own Background".


Glittered Paws said...

Love your out of the box die cutting - haven't done that in a while. Great watercoloring with your pencils. I love he basket weave embossing folder.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Such a sweet interpretation, Cheri

Esther Asbury said...

Such a beautiful card! I love that you embossed it in white and fussy cut the bee! Such gorgeous coloring as well!

joy said...

The is so pretty, I love the how the weave in the background is perfect for the flowers.

Heather said...

As always, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the look of the white embossing and that embossed background is awesome!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, your coloring is fabulous and like your background, I thought this image was perfect for this challenge also!

Laurie Unger said...

Wow, watercolor pencils - blast from the past. wonderfully done!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely bunch of flowers!

Patti J said...

Wow! You always amaze me! Your coloring is beautiful, and what a pretty palette of colors to work with! Great card, dear friend!

Jo Nevill said...

A very pretty card, your flowers are beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

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