Thursday, 10 January 2019

ORANGE Scandinavian Flowers . . . with Neat & Tangled and the Southern Girls Challenge

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge
Anything Goes with Team Lou

Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:

Neat and Tangled          The Paper Shelter


Today I have used the
Glittery And Sparkling digital stamp from The Paper Shelter
to make a pair of easel cards
and the
Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled
to make a pair of CAS cards.


You can read more about the challenge and other cards HERE.


This post is to focus on my orange card using the 
Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled

I had lots of inky fun with the Scandinavian Flowers clear stamps from Neat and Tangled and my MISTI.  Using "Copic friendly" Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I repeat stamped one of the flourished leaf stamps, added the flowers to make a delicate floral "sun" then stamped the sentiment.  I coloured the flowers and leaves with Copic markers (details below) then adhered the image panel to a card base to make a pair of pretty CAS cards.  The cards are 6 1/8" square.

Don't you think the sentiment is delightful?
In case you can't read it clearly, it says
... that's what inspired me to stamp my pair of floral suns.

Separate to making this card for the Southern Girls Challenge, I was also challenged to make matching envelopes, so I pulled my stamps out for another workout.  I wasn't sure how things would go colouring an envelope, so I decided to stamp three.  I inserted a panel of cardstock inside each envelope to ensure that no ink could bleed through to the back.  As you can see, thinks didn't go so well with my first attempt ... the YR61 must have been a bit juicy!

So instead of going light through dark then back through light with my Copic blending, I started with dark and went to light without making things too wet.  It didn't blend as well as I would like but I have to confess, it does look nice having a matching envelope and was well worth the effort.  What do you think?


NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

Neat and Tangled - clear stamp - Scandinavian Flowers
MISTI - it really is the most incredible stamping tool
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
X-Press It A5 Blending Card
Copic markers - orange card - flowers - YR61-65-68
Copic markers - orange card - leaves - YG03-25-17
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
1/8" square card base
1/4" envelope
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge – Challenge #83 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - January Challenge – Make It Flowery
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge #154 – Anything Goes optional – Something New
I have used a new stamp and a new technique (rotational stamping)
Incy Wincy Designs – 7th - 19th January – Quotes or Sayings
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #117 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1901
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge 412 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog – Simon Says: Use Something New
I have used a new stamp and a new technique (rotational stamping)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says:
Card With Matching Envelope

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #368 - #369


  1. Lave your card & envelope. I think it turned out fabulous!

  2. This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your creations again! Jackie DT member.

  3. What a striking design, Tracy! So simple, yet so graphic.....thank you for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. Fabulous CAS cards! simple but so impressive!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

  5. Lovely! Thanks for joining us over at Creatalicious Challenges.
    Love n hugs

  6. Very nice projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges! Donna - DT Member
    (Admin for the new challenge blog The Paper Funday Challenges - A Monthly challenge blog for all things paper)

  7. Beautiful cards, I love the matching envelopes. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz - DT xx

  8. Wonderful card and love the coordinating envelope. So glad you participated in our Challenge and we hope you'll join us again. Want to leave your with an inspiration from the Bible in Isaiah 55:6-7 which says, "Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon." Have a wonderful week.

    JO ANN

  9. This is so cute! I love the way you have made your project.
    Claudia - DT Incy Wincy Designs

  10. What a gorgeous stamp, and I love that you added it to the envelope too <3

  11. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional something new” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)


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