Sunday, May 17, 2015

CYCI #70 - Designer's Choice Challenge - May Flowers Edition

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I hope you've enjoyed your weekend as much as I have.  Actually I've had a few days off work so as wonderful as today is, it's a little sad that tomorrow is back to work! Well since it is Sunday, you know what that means...there's another challenge up at  This week my Design Team is off and so our cards will be posted as Challengers... Fun! :)  I hope you'll check all of the cards out this week and play along! 

My card this week is a simple watercolor using the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  Actually since I often tend to use many stamp sets for one card I challenged myself to use just one set.  It wasn't hard with this set at all though.

I started out with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of the yummy new Watermelon Wonder cardstock, scored at 5 1/2".  I added a layer of basic black cardstock that was 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".  On a piece of Watercolor paper that was 5 1/4" x 4", I stamped the fern with Mossy Meadow ink and the flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  After allowing the ink to dry, I used my Aqua Painters to fill in the open part of the flower images using Mossy Meadow for the stems and leaves and Watermelon Wonder for the flowers.  I dried the watercolored portions with my heat tool and then did a background wash with Mint Macaron and Soft Sky with just a little wash of So Saffron in the upper right hand corner.  I stamped my "Sending Wishes Your Way" sentiment in the upper right with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and tied on some of the beautiful new Watermelon Wonder Lace.   I then mounted the watercolor paper onto the black layer of the card.  I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Charcoal Sequins an called this one done!   I was able to get the new catalog goodies (Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron Inks, Card Stock, and Lace Trim) as a preorder since I'm a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  These products will be available for non-Demos to order when the new catalog goes live on June 2, 2015.

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Non Stampin' Up Products Used: Pretty Pink Posh Charcoal Sequins



  1. Beautiful Card Tina!! You make me want to get this set out and play!

  2. LOVE this beautiful card, Tina! That is such a great stamp set - and I adore that you watercolored it too! AWESOMEsauce! :)

  3. Beautiful card-what a lovely design :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

    1. Thank you so much Nessa! So sweet of you to stop by :)

  4. Great background! And I hadn't thought of tying a bow with the new lace ribbon...thanks for that!

  5. Lovely card Tina,
    I need a birthday card for a special lady today. When I saw this card, I knew this is the stamp set I want to use. Thank you.