Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Justine's challenge homework for us on day 2 of Progressive Cardmaking was to try the same design with different size borders.  Since I had the large peony bloom on my desk, I just went with that as my stamp.  

I stamped the flower on a piece 4.25x5.5" cs and masked it for stamping the leaves.  Then I masked off the edges with some 1" post-it tape and blended the blue inks in the center.  Trimmed it to 3.45x5" and mounted on an A2 card base.  Left off a sentiment until I need a card with a particular sentiment.

For my second card, I kicked up the stamping a notch. With the MISTI, I stamped the flower and the leaves on an A2 card base and a piece of 4.25x5.5" cs.  Then I trimmed the single sheet and did the ink blended rectangle.  Matched this piece to the card base, added the sentiment and some sequins and done.  On both cards I used a blue set of Altenew inks and their small blending brush.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Both beautiful, but I really love the second one! Not sure I've ever done that design, but now I want to!

  2. Another beautiful card. I'm thrilled!!!

  3. Makes a really interesting card. tfs Guess I need to check out the lessons.

  4. Gorgeous cards, thanks so much for sharing your blog with me :)

  5. I love both versions, Betty - such a fab design with the brown outline flowers with the blue rectangles!!


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