Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Americana Flowers ~ HSS242, WWYS72, PPA308

Hello my fellow stampers!!!  Happy Tuesday!  Today's card is for Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #242: a color challenge.  
With a red, white and blue color combo one tends to think about stars and stripes, the 4th of July, or nautical....at least I do anyway!  I really tried my best to think outside the box and not go there.  I saw What Will You Stamp challenge #72 using {You're Sublime} and I thought perhaps I could blend the two challenges!  I also found Pals Paper Arts #308, which was a nice sketch challenge.  I REALLY love it when I can combine several challenges into one!  It's so fun!

I took a country/Americana type approach with this card.  I colored the flowers and wheel barrow with my blender pen and ink pads.
The pin-dot Cherry Cobbler background paper adds the country feel, as well as the barnwood paper (which I sponged) and the burlap ribbon.  
The new banner punch was just right to add the sentiment on top of the flowers.  

I added some Crystal Effects (now retired ... boo) to the flowers to make them stand out just a little bit more.

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: You're Sublime, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Stazon Black
Paper: Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Farmers Market DSP
Accessories: Blender pen, Banner punch, Oval Framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Ruched Ribbon, Crystal Effects

I hope you'll be able to join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and remember, the challenge runs for two weeks!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. It is so sad that Crystal Effects is retired. I love the way you used it here to make those flowers shine!

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  3. Great card! I love the subtle coloring of the stamp. ❀ Ilse

  4. So pretty! The colors works so well on this card!! Thanks for joining us at WWYS!!!

  5. Love that Burlap! Very nice card Jenny. Thanks for playing with us this week at WWYS

  6. Great card Jenny! Love the colouring on the flowers. Thank you for joining s over at WWYS this week!

  7. You created a very sweet and beautiful card with so many textures. I love how you used the burlap ribbon with the ruched ribbon and your coloring of the flower image. Thanks for being part of the Hand Stamped Sentiments design team.