Monday, April 13, 2009

Purple and Pink Daisies

Spring has officially arrived in Texas and with it a huge array of beautiful flowers. Although I have had 3 Step Honey Bunny by Kitchen Sink Stamps for some time, this is the first time I have inked this wonderful daisy which comes with that set! This purple daisy was created for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers which required a monochromatic card!! A little reminiscent of last week, don't you think??

Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny and Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant, and US White by Stampin' Up

Inks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, and Elegant Eggplant by Stampin' Up

Embellishment: Grosgrain ribbon and Spica Pen

Tools: Nestabilities - Label 2

For my second card, I stamped each blossom in Pink Pirouette on US White panels cut out with my Labels 1 from Nestabilities.

The second layer of each blossom was stamped in Pretty in Pink, the third in Pixie Pink, and the fourth in Pink Passion. I sponged the edge of the Label 1 panel with Close to Cocoa and layered that on the next size Label 1 cut from Pretty in Pink and sponged with Pixie Pink. On the center floral panel I stamped tiny flowers from Hey, Chick! to give it a little more lift from the page.

I dolled the panels up a little with tiny rows of rhinestones and used dimensionals to attach the center floral panel over the back two.

The wonderful sentiment comes from 3 Step Hibiscus also by Kitchen Sink and is stamped with Close to Cocoa.

Stamps: 3 Step Honey Bunny, 3 Step Hibiscus, Hey, Chick!

Papers: Pretty in Pink, US White, and Berry Bliss by Stampin' Up

Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Close to Cocoa by Stampin' Up

Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones, Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tools: Nestabilities - Labels 1, Sponge

Be sure to check out the blogs of all the KSS Crew members!! Everyone has something special to share today!!


Please don't forget that you have one more week to join in on Makiko's Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #11 and possibly win some fabulous prizes!! The first place winner determined by the web poll will earn a $50 shopping spree at Kitchen Sink Stamps. Second prize determined by a random number generator will win the large stamp set of their choice. The third prize winner will also be determined by a random number generator and will win the small stamp set of their choice. The task is to complete a monochromatic card using pop ups. My orange and gray samples are below!! Be sure to use Mr. Linky to link your card and leave a comment on the Kitchen Sink Web Blog!!

Also take time to vote for your choice for the winner of Challenge #10 while you are over at Kitchen Sink!! Midnight EST on Wednesday, April 15 is the cutoff for voting so hurry over there and make your voice heard!!


  1. These are so pretty and springy, Lynn!! Love them both!

  2. Beautiful cards, Lynn! The purple is so rich and regal looking, and the pink is perfectly Springy!

  3. Both cards are beautiful Lynn! I really like the layout and all the nesties on the pink one. Just beautiful

  4. Lovely, lovely cards, Lynn! I esp love the first one, so clean and elegant and the monochromatic purple is great!

  5. Beautiful cards! Both are so classic and elegant! You know how to do monochromatic cards! :D The three pink daisy in diamonds is so striking!!! Fabulous job Lynn!

  6. Beautiful cards Lynn!! Those Gerber Daisies are some of my absolute favs!!! and I love the colors you used for yours! :)

  7. I absolutely LOVE the Gerbera Daisy stamp. You did that set good sister! What a beautiful choice of colors. Hooray!


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