Sunday 24 May 2015

Hearts and Flowers

I don't know about you, but I am always inspired by the kind of cards that you can make using only inks and stamps, as opposed to my usual style which includes a whole lot of colouring.

I have collected a lovely batch of little stamps over the years, from both Stamps by Judith and Cardio…they are real staples in my world as I use them a lot for fillers and backgrounds, but occasionally I will go for it and make a card using just the stamps. Call it my attempt at being artistic!!

So here's a card I made a while back now, using Stamps by Judith stamps and 'sticks'.

The heart is free form stamped using a little sprig stamp which I used to create first and second generation images. To create the effect I made a heart template out of scrap paper and then put  it on the card and stamped around the edges to get a basic shape. I then removed the template and filled the heart out before adding flowers and pearls for the centres.

Finally I used a what is actually a little snowflake stamp to make the border, but if you press it down harder it looks like one of those spiky flowers.

I hope you like my attempt at 'art', and here are some challenges that I would like to enter:

Thanks for visiting  :-)



  1. the colours you chose,
    Jo x

  2. The design of the heart is gorgeous. The arrangement is beautiful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. Beautiful card Sharon. I too am loving working with inks and silhouette stamps at the moment. Got very inspired by Cardio at Port Sunlight recently. Hope all is well xx Gaynor

  4. Stunning, so elegant and striking. Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

  5. Great card. thanks for joining in with the anything goes challenge at Creative Inspirations.
    CraftyNatalie {DT}

  6. I love this style of cards too but have never attempted it! Your design is beautiful; the stamping is so very elegant and the colour combo is really pretty. I'm definitely loving your art here!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  7. What a beautiful creation.
    Thank you for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty this week,I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Sharon DT

  8. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Beautiful choice of colours!
    Thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Inspirations!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

  9. Gosh this is beautiful! I love those little peg stamps and have a couple of sets myself but I've never been brave enough to make an entire card out of them! Wonderful colour choice too, I love how delicate it is. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles this month.

    Sparkles DT


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