Thursday, February 6, 2014

WPlus9 Comfort Zone Challenge

I was able to get some stamping/crafting in today and decided to play along with WPlus9's birthday Comfort Zone Challenge.  My comfort zone tends to be CAS and when it comes to WPlus9 it involves Fresh Cut Florals.  On this card I used the original as well as the More Fresh Cuts set.

I played around with colors and flowers until I found the right mix.  I wanted to balance the size of the flowers/colors.

Another little detail, to add some extra depth to the card, I stamped a few of the leaves in white pigment ink on the card base and then then stamped over them, slightly offset, with my dark green leaf color.  Just adds a little more dimension.

The banner was cut from the same kraft as the base and them stamped with the white pigment ink.  I tried it first with a what cardstock banner, but that seemed a little too jarring.

OK, short and sweet tonight.  Have a great evening!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  PTI - Kraft; CTMH - White Daisy
Stamps:  WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals, More Fresh Cuts, Basic Banners
Ink:  CTMH - White Daisy, Gypsy, Amethyst, Ponderosa Pine, Lagoon, Pacifica, Creme Brûlée; Hero Arts - Soft Pink and Raspberry Jam; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Wplus0 - Fresh Cut Florals, More Fresh Cuts, and Basic Banners Dies; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive 


  1. Sounds like this was as much work as real flower arranging! (not a strength of mine...). I love your trick of over-stamping green on white pigment ink. Also love all the layering.

  2. GORGEOUS!!! I love that you used a light kraft card stock to pull in all the beautiful colors! The added subtle added shading is awesome! LOVE this so much, Miriam!

  3. This is really pretty. I love the layers. And the white shadow stamping is gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful design and layers Mariam.

    Hugs Diane

  5. Love the layers of stamping... Just gorgeous!

  6. gorgeous! your color choices are perfect!

  7. This is SO pretty!!! Love LOVE the color combo! :)

  8. This is pretty, love all these colors on kraft!!

  9. gorgeous this bouquet!

  10. Wow!! Gorgeous!! Love this set!! Awesome colors and stamping!!

  11. What? You masters in style you want Miriam, and this gorgeous, stunning card is the proof!
    Wow! Ok, so I do have to get these pretty stamps too now...Thanks ;)