Saturday, September 28, 2013


Hi All,

Decided to enter the September 2013 Challenge at making a card using red, orange, and yellow. Here's what I did:
My card base and flowers are 'Neenah Classic Cream' card stock. Using Michael Strong's 'Cloisonné Flower' (large and small), I stamped one set of flower pieces (1 lg. and 1 small) with 'VersaColor Camellia Red' and one set with 'VersaColor Orange' and embossed with clear embossing powder...then colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut the flowers. So the cream cardstock edges would not show, I tipped the edges with corresponding Copic markers, then tipped all edges of the flowers with 'SmoochGlitz Frost' for glitz when the light hits the flowers. The yellow center swirl is a die from 'Build A Flower set B181' by 'Cheery Lynn Designs' and cut from the 'Stardream Gold' card stock. I used a gold brad for the center when putting the flower together and used more of the 'Smooch Glitz Frost' on the brad and swirl.

The leaf swirl is a 'Fanciful Flourish'  by 'Cheery Lynn Designs' B117 (medium size) die cut out of 'Stardream Gold' cardstock, and the leaves are tipped with red or orange (can't remember which, and then lightly rubbed off - left them looking bronze; also used a little of the 'SmoochGlitz Frost' on the leaves.

The background piece is 'Burlap Border B312' by 'Cheery Lynn Designs' and it cuts like butter! I cut it out of 'Malmero Perle Red' cardstock.

To finish I stamped the 'Smile' stamp by 'My Sentiments Exactly' with 'VersaMark' and applied 'Chinese Red Embossing Powder' by 'The Peddler's Pack' in Beaverton, OR and heat set it...this embossing powder has red/orange in it - although it does not show up well in the picture, it matches the flower exactly.

It was a fun card to make! Michael Strong has some wonderful Cloisonné stamps made of deeply etched rubber on thick EZ Mount...they stamp beautifully! Great pricing and low shipping - in case you are interested:
Cheery Lynn Designs dies are so versatile and cut well - you can check them out here:

That's all for today...
Paper Hugs and Happy Autumn,


  1. I remember the stamp Jan and you have been very creative how you layered the sections. I love the addition of a grid background too. I'm sure it's a winner; well done

  2. that is stunning! I thought you used magic mesh! The coloring and stamping and cutting is wonderful, great effect! Post more please!

  3. just beautiful, the colors are so vibrant and that flower is superbe.I have taken classes from Michael and he is a very nice guy with nice techniques and very different style

  4. Absolutely a winners card, Jan! Thanks for all the details.

  5. Your card is so pretty! Congratulations on winning!! Thanks for sharing the instructions on how you made this! Hugs, Laura

  6. hey Jan, we miss you, where are you , are you ok? I thank you for the visit to my blog , keep in touch

  7. Wow Jan this is just a gorgeous flower design.

    Hugs diane