Sunday, 22 November 2015

Retro Flower

I thought this flower stamp had a retro look about it and I've made a couple of cards by stamping it onto patterned papers, cutting out and assembling into 'paper piecing' designs.  That being the case this card is just the thing for Pixie Snippets challenge because apart from the background paper everything else has been made from snippets.

Background paper is from the remnants of a 6" pad - always a useful size because it doesn't leave much in the way of scraps apart from two narrow slivers which I actually didn't keep!  I die cut a label shape and stamped with wood grain pattern before adding the cut out 'plant' in its pot. Other scraps of card were used for the embossed panel, lacy border and the sentiment plaque.  The flower and leaves were stamped onto scraps of patterned paper and cut out with scissors.

Stamp - flower stamp set from Woodware, wood grain background Stampin' Up large stamp
Embossing - dots folder by Sizzix
Border - Lace design by Signature dies Joanna Sheen
Sentiment - computer generated on die cut shape Crealies die
Flower Pot - Signature die Joanna Sheen


  1. I love the flower, super card.

  2. A gorgeous card Val, I love the wood effect and the flower.

    Sue xx

  3. Great paper piecing Val and love your retro flower....a lovely card


  4. Love this Val! Really unusual stamp - and as you say, quite retro in style, it's just perfect! Woodware are certainly up there in my favourite stamp designers. A wonderful snippets card.


    Di xx

  5. Great paper piecing Val, love that flower, reminds me of a windmill1
    Val x

  6. Your card is very pretty Val. I love paper piecing and the woodgrain background looks really good. Barbxx

  7. Very pretty card. Beautiful lilac shades.