Thursday, May 31, 2018


My CCC card for May goes to Dawn in New Zealand. I chose to use the suggested colors (honey, strawberry and raspberry) and the themes (flowers, CAS and friendship).

Awhile back, Heather Nichols used this technique of a black outline image accented with colored flowers on MIM.  I loved the idea and used it on my card today.  I stamped Altenew's Sketchy Floral for the outline and Ellen Hutson's Courage for the little flowers.  The sentiment is from Poppystamps.  The card was finished and decided to add some Nuvo black drops - and accidentally put my thumb right into the wet black and created a lovely smudge. So found a little flower stamp and die and added them over the mistake with a few more black drops.  Fixed!!  If I hadn't told this, probably you'd never know.

Thanks for stopping by today and love to read your kind comments.


  1. Oh my word--this is so gorgeous, Betty! Can't stop looking at it! Now I want to try that technique again as my version wasn't even close!

  2. So beautiful Betty! What a great idea to stamps small sihouette flowers among an outline image. I love the colours of your flowers ... so bright and cheerful. Great design. Agree that we would never have known you had a blip with the black drops if you hadn't mentioned it. :) xx

  3. I can tell you it is stunning in real life. I just had to go and check it out again Betty. I would never have known you smudged the black drops. It looks like the wee die cut flowers should have always been part of the design. It’s perfect!��

  4. You did an amazing job with this technique, Betty! Love this card so much!!!

  5. Dawns a lucky gal, this is fab!


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