Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Joy of Sets Design Challenge 7 (Letter W) - Wild about Flowers

Goodness, we’ve already got to the 7th challenge, time is flying by. If you haven't already looked, I suggest clicking on the link to take a peek at the fabulous designs on the Joy Of Sets Challenge Blog

I was in the craft room about to reach over for the Wild about Flowers stamp set when my notifications pinged to let me know that for this challenge we would be using a set with the letter “W” in the title. The timing was impeccable; I couldn’t have made it up!

After so much rain, it certainly shows what a difference a bit of sun makes, today's colours are much lighter and brighter than in previous days where black seemed to play a prominent part.

First of all I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock a ¼” smaller than the folded base card which is also white. As you can see, I masked the edges of the piece of card with scrap paper, torn edges towards the centre to give a soft edge. I also used a circle to mask what would be the sun. Using a dauber, I sponged Soft Sky onto the card working from the edges inwards so the ink didn’t get behind my mask. I then used Pear Pizzazz to create the ground, again working in from the edges and using more torn paper to create “edges” to look like the ground was uneven. Once I was happy with that, I took the circle away and used the paper the circle was cut from so I could colour the sun without the ink merging with the sky.

When I was happy with the background effect, I removed the side masks so that my focal image could fall over the edge of the sponged area. I left the masks top and bottom though. Calypso Coral for the flower heads added a bit of zing.

I used dimensionals to mount this panel onto the base card. The sentiment was stamped in Smoky Slate (black would have been too harsh) and using the smallest oval from the Stitched Shape thinlits die cut it out before adhering with dimensionals once again.

I hope you like this card as much as I do. It's one that came out exactly as planned, I love white on white and simple designs. I'm now off to see what other stamp sets I can use in this way!


  1. How spooky Bev - well I am all knowing lol! A great set and your gorgeous card shows it off so well x

  2. Love the delicateness of this card with the pastel inks. Beautiful x

  3. I have this stamp set and it hasn't touched ink YET but now I feel the need to use it. Lovely card!

  4. Lovely cad Jane. I love this stamp but always struggle with what to do with it. Great inspiration.xx

    1. think you may have commented on the wrong post Sally.😂😉