Back home

...from a short but fun trip to Nashville with some friends, to visit the Nashville Dominicans. :)

I'm really excited about the two cards I'm sharing today, and I was planning on going on and on about the amazing stamp set I used to make them, but honestly, I'm still kinda loopy from twelve hours of driving, so I may have to save it for another day.

These two cards are for the Simon Says Stamp Stencil challenge, the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes, Paper Crafting Magic Stencil, NBUS Anything Goes, and the Fusion Card challenge.

The set I wanted to gush about is the Altenew Painted Flowers (which appears to be sold out on their website again - good for them!) 
This set is pretty much one of my stampy dreams. 

I had a really hard time putting it down, so basically I made four variations of the above card in two days, and here is just one of those variations. 

For both cards, I masked off the sentiments (using them as a my stencils) using die cut washi tape, but for this second card, I also impressed the dies into the cardstock, in hopes that the ink wouldn't bleed so much when I stamped over the mask. I don't think it helped much, but I think it added just a teensy bit of legibility, which is the only straw I have with these cards.

Of course, I couldn't have made either card without the Mama Elephant Inline Letters dies or the Paper Smooches Quote Tag dies, both of which are pretty much my die-cutty dreams.

Mmmm, dreams...dreams sound good.

Thanks for stopping and God bless!

Cardstock: Canson, Core-dinations
Stamps: Altenew "Painted Flowers"
Ink: Distress Ink, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Other: washi tape

Tools: Cuttlebug, Mama Elephant Inline Letters dies, Paper Smooches Quote Tag dies


  1. AWESOMESAUCE, Clare! I know that I am not the only one that is crazy about Painted Flowers.... (haha)! Wish you a happy summer!

  2. I love those flowers and sentiment dies, must hunt them out. Your card really pinged out when I visited Darnell's blog. :)

  3. I have been lusting after this set since the day it was released, and keep missing it when it becomes available again! LOVE what you did with it, Clare! Wish more companies would make multi-step stamped stamps!!

  4. The card is gorgeous and is so creative, especially the color combo and layout. Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. God Bless You!
    Carole Robb Bisson

  5. Great card not 100% sure how you did it.

  6. Gorgeous cards Clare :-) both of them are so pretty and the techniques you used are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. This is truly beautiful card, and I really want to say THANK YOU for sharing it in our challenge this week. It's a real blessing having you share your talents, and I hope you will stop by again soon.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. These companies should pay you a commission, Clare! By creating these brilliant cards, you've single-handedly been responsible for a surge in sales and more NBUS in everybody's craft room, including mine! (If this keeps up, the Mister will find me smothered under a mountain of the schtuff!!) Great job fitting this stunner with all the challenges! And thank you so much for including my NBUS Challenge and spreading the word!! I appreciate it! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Those painted flowers are so pretty!!

  10. FANTASTIC FUSION!!!!! ahhh the elusive painted flowers of the ALTENEW...alas I didn't get, scratch that sold out.... ho hum... anyways you have done WONDERS...
    Thanks for joining FUSION --and--Paper Crafting Challenges!!!

  11. Wow such a fabulous card and love the bright colours too. Now I want the luscious stamps of course too....oh my! :) Viv xx

  12. Gorgeousness - those stamps and what you've done with them.

  13. Your creativity in using that stamp set is amazing Clare, love your cards!!!


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