Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pitcher of Flowers

You know, there are just days when one shouldn't be allowed in the craft room.  Today was one of those for me.  As you can see, I've posted two pictures of the same card.  The first one doesn't have any Sahara Sand on it but is part of the color challenge at The Paper Players.  So, I had the bright idea to add it by doing just a wee bit of stamping.  Can you say not exactly the look I was going for?  Sigh...

The card base is Whisper White.  The background overlay was cut using the Triangle Screen Die from My Favorite Things.  Before I cut the oval from the Stitched Oval Stacklets Dies from Taylored Expressions, I brushed over it with some Perfect Plum ink and Mint Macaron ink using my Clarity Stencil Brushes.  After cutting the pitcher from Whisper White cardstock using the Pitcher Die, I glued it to the oval then added the flowers and leaves.  The flowers were cut from Whisper White and Perfect Plum cardstock using the Mini Bloomers Dies 2 and Petal Pop-Ups 2 Dies from Taylored Expressions.  For the leaves, I first stamped the veins onto Mint Macaron cardstock using Mint Macaron ink.  Then, I cut them out using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  The sentiment is from the Anemones stamp set by Flourishes.

Here is the card after I did that wee bit of stamping with the Sahara Sand using the honeycomb image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  It actually doesn't look too bad but it's definitely not something I will attempt in the future.  I'm thinking make a totally new card and use the Sahara Sand for the pitcher.  What do you think?

The colors I used are from The Paper Players Challenge.    For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Marsha your little pitcher of spring flowers is beautiful and seeing both of your cards together gives an interesting comparison - the addition of the Sahara Sand textured stamping gives the second version of your card an altogether more vintage feel. Thanks for joining my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. I love how your card turned out especially with the texture stamping! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players.

  3. I agree, the addition of the Sahara Sand textured stamping gives another layer of interest to the design. Both are lovely and a gorgeous combination of die-cuts! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Wow, this is amazing, Marsha! A lot of time and love went into assembling all those pieces and they come together beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!