Wednesday, March 13, 2019


I'm over on the STAMPlorations blog tonight with four cards using a stamp from the current STAMP club set, Bloomful, which you can see on the background of this card.

I sponged a card panel with Distress Oxides then spritzed my stamp with water before stamping onto the card. The longer you leave the stamp in position the better the image 'bleaches' a watermark.  I added a large helenium image coloured with Distress Inks and pencils, and a sentiment banner.  I almost always stamp sentiments in black, but I thought black would have been too harsh on this card.

I'm entering this into The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes

and Simon Says Monday Challenge - Feminine/Girly


  1. Such a vibrant card and love the colours and that effective technique x

  2. Beautiful sponged DOX background for your stamped ghosting images. Love how you used pencil and inks to color your beautiful flower. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  3. Oh my gosh!! This flower just irradiates sunshine!!!
    Beautiful sponging and gorgeous colors.
    Thank you for sharing at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.

  4. Love how you created that sponged glow around the beautifully coloured bloom, Shirley ... what a gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Your blending in the background is flawless!! Wow!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, we all hope to see you play again soon! xo Zoey

  6. Its been a while since visiting Shirley as life seemed to change my life a bit recently. Back and checking on my favourites and cant miss on commenting on this beautiful creation. I love the colour mix and waterbleaching with the stamp then the beautiful die cut flower on top. Top Class mfThank you so much for joining us at The flower Challenge xx Aileen DT