Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #20

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! Our hostess is Angela and she has picked the theme "Flower Power" - use any flowers of your choice: papers, embossing, punches, etc.

Here's my card:

I used Fairy Fhiona, a sentiment from Mini Greetings, and some really old papers from Memory Box.

I made a couple different flowers for this card. The flowers in Fhiona's hair were each made from 2 tiny Prima flowers and a small half pearl. I just glued the pearl in the center of one flower, scrunched the petals up around the pearl, then glued the whole thing onto the other flower. The other flowers were made from hand-dyed and scrunched seam binding. I did a loose running stitch on one end of the binding, gathered and arranged the pleats until I liked the look of it and took a few stitches in the center to hold its shape. Finally I stitched the bead cap on just to make sure it was secure and glued a half pearl onto the cap.

Another bit of embellishing are the dangles on the bottom:

I used a single strand of embroidery thread to attach the sentiment tag to the ribbon, then threaded seed beads and little pearls on the ends of the thread.

Other challenges: We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks!! You don't have to use YNS images on your card, but if you do you'll get a double entry in the draw!

Also, the challenge hostess will choose her favorite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge "Top Pick" blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks! You must use a YNS image to be eligible to be chosen for Top Pick.

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!


  1. wow what a gorgeous card Maureen...so perfect for our challenge...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  2. She is soooo sweet! I love your flowers and the colors are just lovely!

  3. Total sweetness - love those pearls on the floss - great idea and the tiny primas in her hair!

  4. Very pretty pastel color scheme and lovely card design Maureen~

  5. This is very pretty love your image, DP flowers & all the detail to the bow, good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

  6. Maureen this is gorgeous!! I love the mini flowers and the flowers you made look fabulous.
    Angela x

  7. So cute! Love the pearls and beads with the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On.

  8. I love this card , thanks for joining us at One stop Craft challenge this week and good luck!

  9. Everything is simply perfect! Fab card! Thanks for joining us this week at PIO! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!


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