Sunday, November 13, 2011


This week at Just Add Ink, Kim has presented this gorgeous colour challenge:

I've taken this opportunity to ink up my Triple Treat Flower stamp, from Stampin' Up!  It is a gorgeous stamp, with endless possibilities .... but I think I got so caught up in envisaging those possibilities that I became overwhelmed, and just hadn't used it!  It is a beautiful, crisp image, and I'm really pleased with the simple design of the card I came up with.

Stamps: Triple Treat Flower, Perfectly Penned, Vintage Vogue
Card: Certainly Celery textured, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Basic Black stampin' pads
Other: Fancy Flower punch, 5-Petal Flower punch, Decorative Label punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Lace Ribbon border punch, paper snips, sponge dauber, Designer Printed brad (Pool Party)

My Paper Snips came in very handy on this card.  To create the leaves, I first stamped the Triple Treat Flower (on Whisper White card) in Certainly Celery ink, and punched it out using the 5-Petal Flower punch.  I snipped the petals to make individual leaves, and sponged them fairly heavily with Certainly Celery ink.  The little "half flowers" behind the sentiment were snipped from a Lace Ribbon border punched in Pool Party card.  I have also cut across the top and bottom of the Decorative Label, to create a slightly different shaped label for my sentiment.

I am having a lovely quiet day at home with my youngest boy (the eldest, and hubby, are off at cricket ... their favourite thing to do, but I happily give it a miss!).  We're just enjoying one another's company, and looking forward to meeting friends (and the other half of our family!) for dinner tonight.  I hope you're having a nice Sunday too :)


  1. This is a lovely card, Christine and very clever idea using the same stamp for the leaves. Just beautiful.

  2. Beautiful Christine! Live that flower :)

  3. "love" not live .. Stupid iPhone! Lol

  4. Your leaves idea is very cool & clever!!
    Another beautiful card!

  5. Very pretty & a lovely take on the challenge colours. Great idea with the leaves. I just got this stamp, so keen to have a play.
    Inky hugs, Di
    PS: thanks so much for your lovely comments on my much neglected blog. I'm off to check out some more of what I've missed here.

  6. Gorgeous card Christine! I, too, love that idea of using those petals as leaves! Thanks for the idea!

  7. A beautiful card Christine. I like the watermark flowers in your background very subtle and the leaves are great using the same stamp. Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge at JAI. ♥

  8. Love these colors! What a fun and festive card.

  9. Beautiful card Christine. Every time I see this flower, I just need it more. I love how you have added the brad to the centre and used the petals as leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week.

  10. Truly lovely Christine! Love how you inked up the flower and the very clever way of using it to make leaves. Lots of wonderful trimming details too!!