Frilly & Fabulous – CC35, CAS(E) this Sketch 123, CYCI70

SKP Watermarked Photos4-006Good morning! I hope your week is going well! I had a long crafting day this past weekend that allowed me to play along with some challenges. Yay!! I was determined to play with this new stamp set from Lil ‘Inkers called Modern Mehndi. My first thought was to stamp it in black and then color it in with Copic markers, but…yuck!! It just looked awful and I was so disappointed. After moving on and working on another project, it occurred to me that perhaps the stamps were meant to be stamped in color rather than in black so I tried that and am SO pleased with the result!!

SKP Watermarked Photos4-007I tried using a very pretty pattern paper on the card, but everything overwhelmed the flowers so I reverted back to clean and simple white, and those flowers sure do pop off the paper!! It’s not visible in the photo but I gently applied a coating of Wink of Stella to the flowers and flourishes to make them sparkle. It’s so pretty in real life!!

This card was inspired by three challenges: The Card Concept , CAS(E) this Sketch and the always fun Can You Case It. (Lots of “C”s going on there!) I love working with challenges to keep my perspective fresh and build new skills!



CYCI70-300x217Thank you so much for visiting today, please do stop by again to see what I am up to!

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink

Pattern Paper: Color Wash by Pink Paislee

Ink: Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe and So Saffron by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:   Modern Mehndi by Lil ‘Inkers

Dies: Modern Mehndi by Lil ‘Inkers and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  None

Embellishments: Wink of Stella


  1. Sharon H. says:

    Love your interpretation of these challenges. The image is so light and airy. Sometimes when one isn’t getting the intended results, it is best to walk away (and eat cookies) as you’ve shared before.

  2. Holly Stene says:

    Wow! This card is simply beautiful! Love the colors, stamp set (makes me wanna buy something other than SU!). Soft simple and so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case it!

  3. Irene Grau says:

    Hi Shannon! Decided to do a bit of “stalking” and looking around your blog. I love this card! The colors are lovely. You were obviously right — they were meant to be stamped in color, not colored. Now off to look around some more and get inspired.

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