Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Papercraft Star 31


Today's Papercraft Star Challenge has us working with one of Liz Chidester's sketches !

This month we are sponsored by Copics (wow!) and My Favorite Things, (another wow!)

The flower here is made by a flower stamp (Boho Blossoms) from My Favorite Things. It was stamped on ivory cardstock, then fussy cut. I twirled the petals around an awl, poked a pretty brad through it, and a beautiful flower appeared ! Isn't it gorgeous. One really wonderful thing about this stamp set is that it has a "negative" image of this flower too, along with "positive" and "negative" hearts. I know I will be showing you the hearts later on this month.

I have had these stamps in my possession now for a couple of months, and it was all I could do to hold them back for their February appearance at Papercraft Star.

The plate is distressed with pink distress stickles, and lavender liquid pearls.

There are some great prizes at Papercraft Star this month - be sure you have linked up so you have the opportunity to win one of them ! This week, well every week I should say, entries close at noon (Eastern US) on Saturday, and voting begins, with our weekly winner(s) announced on

Flower Stamp - My Favorite Things
Background paper & sentiment - Color Bok
Foreground paper - Basic Grey
Circle - Recollections, and textured with Sizzix plate
Flower - Recollections
Leaves - Bazzill die cuts
Punch - Martha Stewart
Pink brad in flower - Bo Bunny
Pearls and bling - Michael's $1 bin
Plate - Tim Holtz
Ribbon - Heidi Grace
Ink - Versafine, Ranger
Glossy Accents - Ranger



  1. I totally love how you made the flower Jan. Very creative. Your card is so elegant. :)

  2. You used one of the best flower stamps around Jan! This one remains so pretty! And what a brilliant idea to distress the Tim Holtz plate, this gives it a great sense of wear!

  3. Beautiful card Jan. I love the flower and distressing and the use of the border punch too!

  4. I adore that flower you made and your card is beautiful!! Great job!!

  5. What a dreamy mix of product, Jan...and an ethereal beauty at that!

    Hasn't our sunshine been lovely these last few days?

  6. Great flower, the card is very soft and romantic. Love it Jan!

  7. I love the soft colors of your card, Jan. The little pop of pink is lovely! And i love the flower you made! I think that is the niftyest ( is that even a real word?) stamp because you can turn it into something third dimensional!

  8. I almost picked this stamp set. Imagine that! hee hee It is sooo you! The flower looks so cool and I love the punched edge on the bottom of the card. Grat card Jan!

  9. this card is goooorgeous! Your flowers? DIVINE!

  10. What a beautiful card, Jan! I love, love the vintage look to this, and your take on that sketch is wonderful. The layered scalloped edging on the bottom looks fabulous, and I adore that flower! Gorgeous plate, too.