A Red, White, and Blue Flower and Striped Card

A Red, White, and Blue Flower and Striped Card

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a card that I made with a few challenges in mind: Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge (red, white and blue), The Flower Challenge #58 (adding spots or stripes), the Paper Players Challenge #548 to create an encouragement card and the Color Hues Challenge #21 (also red and blue).

The card started with a watercolor cardstock panel I cut with the largest rectangular die from Gina K's Master Layout 2 die set. I ink blended some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide with a few different stencils (Scrapbook.com's Mixed Stripes, and Tim Holtz's Dot Fade Stencil and Tinsel Stencil) and used some Wow! Embossing Glitter Platinum Sparkle. I also found out that you can use water to temporarily adhere embossing powder to a piece of paper from this wonderful video from Gerry's Craft Room and added some random splatters of water and painted a border around the panel with water and used more of the platinum embossing powder. I also added some gold paint splatters from my
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor set.

Next, I moved onto the main floral image, Local King Rubber Stamp's Fushia stamp and die. After stamping the image on more watercolor cardstock, I heat embossed the image with more of the same platinum sparkle embossing powder. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the image and then used the corresponding die cut to cut out the image. Then I added foam tape behind the flower and then attached it to the blue and white panel. I then added some sequins from Catherine Pooler's Soda Springs mix.

Then I assembled the card. I added more foam tape behind the blue and white panel for some dimension and attached the whole thing towards the left edge of a light blue card base. I then pulled out a leftover sentiment from a previous project that I made with Simon Says Stamp's Just Because Word Mix 2 stamp and die set. I ink blended some more of the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide around the edge of the sentiment and then used a combination of liquid glue and foam tape to attache the sentiment to the card base (with foam tape) and the background panel (liquid glue).

Thanks for reading!


  1. WOW!! This is so beautiful and festive, love all the sparkle on these flowers, the spots and stripes on your design and the fabulous sentiment, this card will most certainly lift someone's spirit.
    Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  2. Such a striking card Anna! I love the bits of silver in the flower and surrounding the rectangle. It really makes the card so elegant! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  3. What a beautiful card, Anna! Love the beautiful platinum detail on both the image and around the layer. Wow! Thank so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  4. So much sparkly goodness in this card! Sadly, green is not one of the neutrals allowed for Color Hues---but please leave the card in the gallery for others to see! Hope you'll come back with another card!

  5. Lovely card, Anna! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Color Hues Challenge!


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