Thursday, August 29, 2019


This month our challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "Stretch Your Stamps" and I must admit this had me really stretching my brain!  I finally decided to use my Teacup Flowers as Christmas flowers as I thought one of the larger flowers looked like a poinsettia.

I began by stamping and die cutting multiples of the flowers and leaves - then coloring them with copic markers.  To arrange my flowers I used an acetate jig as I was going for a symmetrical balanced arrangement.

After figuring all that out, I used some Press 'N Seal to lift it up and then attach to my card.  Added this to a gold mat and then onto a navy card base.  Used some gold Nuvo drops and gold sequins to complete.  I'm pleased with the way it turned out and think it has a rather folk art look.

How are you going to stretch your stamps?  Have a go and enter your card here in our challenge this month - you'll have a chance at winning one of two Hero Arts gift certificates!!

Thanks for visiting today and always love to read your kind comments.


  1. So smart to use summer flowers for this fantastic looking wreath!! I love it!

  2. Betty, your blooms are beautiful and in this bouquet do read as holiday-ish.

  3. Gorgeous holiday wreath, Betty!! Just love the rich blue card with gold mat too! So fun to see all those flowers turned into a holiday wreath!!

  4. What a great use of your stamp set Betty. Definitely fun to use non- Christmas stamps to make a Christmas Wreath. Lovely card.

  5. Saw this on IG & you probably heard the gasp! This is just stunning, Betty!

  6. Such a beautiful design, Betty! I love that you chose your Teacup Flowers to create a Christmas card...so clever!


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