Monday, January 25, 2016

Floral Postcard

Hello Crafters, I hope you are doing well, January seems to be flying by. 

I've finally used a beautiful Crafty Individuals stamp that was sent to me a while ago as a thank you gift from the Craft Stamper magazine (when a card was published).  


The background started with Dylusions spray inks, spritzed water and blotted with a paper towel.  I over stamped using crackle, lettering and water droplets stamps.   The main image was stamped onto glossy cardstock and coloured a little with Tombow markers and highlighted with clear Wink of Stella (which you cannot see).

Stamps:  Crafty Individuals:   Floral Postcard CI-302, Designs by Ryn:   water droplets are from Textures unmounted set,  Impression Obsession:  CC069 Craquelure (crackle), Penny Black:   199L Lettered Background.

Dies:  Crealies Set of 3 No 3 (flowers, CL CS 23 (leaves) and Die-Namics Fancy Flourish small.

I coloured the die cuts with Distress Inks and molded the flowers using a stylus and foam mat by McGill (Paper Blossoms sets).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirley

31 comments:

Pat said...

So so pretty Shirley and I adore the colours, also finished beautifully with the die cut flowers. x

Valerie-Jael said...

What a pretty card, love the stamp you have used, congrats on winning a prize. Hugs, Valerie

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a fantastique composition with magical color combinations.
I wish you a nice week,
big hugs Anja

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley this looks amazing, great colour use , great image and I love the raindrops on it!!

Greetings
Maria

brenda said...

It's that lovely teal and purple colour palette that I love so much Shirley, a beautiful card.

B x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, I like that there is a card within a card :) Beautiful colours, composition and use of embellishments! It all comes together so well! Many thanks! Xo

Elaine said...

Lovely card Shirley. I love Crafty Individuals stamps I have loads in my collection, including this one and I was only thinking today they deserve more outings!! Lovely colouring and design. As Ryn said a great card within a card. Elaine x

Joan said...

Fabulous colours! Love the background and the pretty C I. Stamp.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful card Shirley! AMAZING!

Greta said...

I love all your work, Shirley, but wowzer--this is now my favorite! The background is wonderful--keep trying to do one like you--the postcard is beautiful & I love the embellished corners! Have a great week--stay warm!

Margik said...

Lovely card Shirley! Love the postcard and water droplets stamps. Beautiful colors and design! Mar xx

sheila 77 said...

This is so complex. The postcard is marvellous and so beautifully coloured. Really tremendous.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the colours on this gorgeous card Shirley, the postcard makes a wonderful focal point on the front.

Sue xx

Shirley Chillman said...

This is so pretty Shirley everything gells perfectly from the colours to the style of the card.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful. I love those rain drops every time I see them used. You add so many elements on your cards, and this one is another beauty.

Wendy McCarthy said...

So lovely Shirley! Love the vintage feel from the pretty postcard and of course the droplets in the corner are fab! Xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great colours, great card Shirley...All the best, Alie :-)

Gerrina said...

Looks great that cracked background with the delicate flowers! A beautiful card as always! Hugs, Gerrina

Ineke van den Akker said...

Just LOVE all your Cards. Adder them to my Pinterest.
Greetings from Holland!!!
With love,
Ineke

Janny said...

Wow.. Shirley, I really love the colors of this card. Janny

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, Shirley! How beautifully those colors blend! I especially love the paper towel and crackle technique you used. Gorgeous stamp with the softer shades. You certainly have the eye when it comes to combining color, texture, and collage elements. So happy you were gifted with the beautiful CI stamp! Hugs, de

~*~Patty S said...

Very beautiful Shirley!
I can almost 'feel' the water droplets they look so real.
That center image adds lovely interest to your gorgeous card.
oxo
p.s. husband back to work after a nice long snow break...kids still not back to school and no mail delivery ... hope you are cozy!

Little Artbee said...

A very nice card dear Shirley. I like the small postcard motif in the middle and the flowers and ornaments. The water drops look so real, wow!
Dear greetings
Sabine

Felicie said...

Very beautiful Shirley,like always.
Greetings
Felicie

Win Dinn said...

Lovely card, Shirley, and that stamp is really gorgeous. I very much like your placement of the flourish and flowers.

Enny said...

A really wonderful card Shirley ! Sorry I'm so late, but I seemed to have lost you, through some actions from Blogger. Of course I still want to follow you ! Love, Enny

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed card, love the colour combo and stamps are gorgeous. Need to check you are still on my fav list as this did not show up..xx

{aNNie}

MaryH said...

One of the beautiful, dreamy backgrounds. Love the way you've arranged the lovely focal piece...and oh my, that crackling is just so much texture, combined with the lovely rain drops. Just perfect! TFS & Hugs

Gaby Bee said...

Your card looks absolutely amazing. Love the postcard stamp you've used, your color choices and especially the water drops. Just brilliant, Shirley!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Wow! You have such an eye for colour Shirley. I love the layout and the rain drops look beautiful. You are such a talented lady, I love it x

Sandy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! This is what I mean about your color combinations - always divine. The image is quite nostalgic and I do love the water drops on it!
Sandy xx