Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Hi there and welcome,

I know it's been a while since I posted - I had to even go back and see what size font I usually use!! LOL.

OK, I'm not going to bore you with the run down on the past month, suffice it to say - it has been crazy. Finally took some time to get some DT work done - not even close to finished and am leaving Monday to go up to the Manchester, New Hampshire Creative Keepsakes Show. Looking forward to that, but first I have to get done with my Spring Clean-Up at the Church on Saturday.

OK, enough of the excuses! Here is my show and tell for today:

Using the Friendship Flowers Set 702 from this month's reveal, I stamped the image with Versamark ink on white cardstock and heat embossed with Sienna.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and a Dove Blender Pen. After it was dry I took my Versamarker Pen and "colored" each flower  and then heat set with Clear Detail before cleaning the Versamarker tip, so as not to soil the colors of the different flowers. I worked from lightest to darkest in color). As you can see, this gave a lovely shine to the image:

I sponged some Memento Cantaloupe ink around the watering can image, in order to mute the starkness of the white background. 

The circles were made using Spellbinders Standard and Grand Circles. After sticking a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock, I placed the biggest of the Standard and three of the smallest Grand circles on top of the prepared piece on a magnetic plate to keep the circles from moving and ran it through my embossing machine. 

I started with the inner circle, pulling off the protective backing and applying Goldenrod Velvet Glitter to that piece. Brushed off the excess with the Glitter Brush and then proceeded with Luau Green and then Tiger Orange. I was trying to tie in the colors from the flowers in the image.

I used the next size Grand circle for the card front, which was attached to the white card base using the same die, but leaving a fold at the top of the white base to attach the card front to - I like to use Brushable Glue to bond the circles, as the glue gives a little wiggle room and you can line it up well before it sticks - for good!!

The friendship sentiment banner was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed in Sienna, fussy cut and popped up with Dimensional Dots, which also prevents the circular card from rolling!

The glitter butterfly is a die from Spellbinders Fanciful Flight cut from a scrap of Super Adhesive Sheet attached to a scrap of white cardstock. After removing the protective backing I sprinkled three Velvet Glitters - Daisy first, then Golden Rod, then Luau Green, burnishing it well with my finger. It was attached to the card front with Dimensional dots.

The two little butterflies are from the Friendship Flowers set. They were stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with Sienna before being fussy cut and popped up on the card front with foam dots.

I'd like to enter my card in the Stampotique Designers Challenge: SDC 191: Circles

Hope you've enjoyed your stay today. Thanks so much for stopping by. 




  1. So beautiful and colorful card ! I loved the central image and the glittery butterfly looks fab !

  2. What a lovely, colorful, lively, oh-so-Shona card this is! I love your autumn rainbow of colors surrounding the prettily watercolored image. That EP on the image is great with the watering can! Wonderful card, Shona. So are you going to have fun at the Show? or are you working? Sounds like your days are busy as everyone these days - except there is something sparkly about your adventures that I love hearing about! hugs, de

  3. What amazing work, love that the sentiment stops it rolling, how clever to think of that. Beautiful glitter work and colouring, a fabulous card and it looks so shiny too.

  4. What a very pretty and colorful circle card. I love all the shine on your image and the awesome sparkle on all the circles. Have fun at the Show.

  5. That is so pretty with all those circles of shimmer from the glitter and those awesome flowers too!

  6. So pretty and so colorful, Shona! Love all the glittery circle borders & little butterflies.

  7. The use of glitter is beautiful, what a nice project. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique on the Circles challenge this week

  8. Beautiful circular card! Love everything about it.

  9. Oh this is just awesome. So tickled to see what you did with this set, since I bought it on last visit. You have showcased it splendidly with the Sienna EP (now did I get that one?!) and love the glittering circles. Just really beautiful. Enjoy your trip. TFS & Hugs

  10. Your glittered circles look great
    Thank you for joining us at the SDC blog

  11. Absolutely stunning Shona. The autumn colouring is out of this world and I adore the round shape not mention the beautiful sparkle too.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Wow what an amazing colourful card , I really love this!!! Great image as wel!!!and I really love the shape of your card!!!


  13. Love all the glimmer!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC :)

    xx Arwen


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