A Trio of Cards

Hello … bonjour!  Hope your Sunday is going along wonderfully.  I have a trio of cards to share today, so will keep the chatter short and sweet … you may wish to grab a something long and cool and a snack before embarking!  First up, a wild flower, summer meadow-y sort of card …

Papertrey blooms, stamped onto a white panel and blinged up with some Stickles.  The sentiment (also Papertrey) was cut into the panel, popped up on craft foam and pieced back in.  The panel was popped up over a sponged-edged base card.  As it was for a special birthday celebration, I stamped a matching envelope too …

I’m playing along at …

Color Throwdown – Dark Pink, Pale Pink, Green, White

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes (No Topping)

SSS Work It Wednesday – Summer Icons



Next, a clean and simple, slightly graphic card …

This was really quick to make … I used the Hero Arts Just For You by Lia stamp set, exactly as it’s laid out on the acetate carry sheet … stamped it onto a Winnie & Walter scalloped pierced panel and coloured it with alcohol markers.  The images were given some shimmer and shine with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents and the panel was adhered to the base with craft foam.

This is heading to …

A Blog Named Hero – Florals (with Winnie & Walter)

A2Z Scrapbooking – Anything Goes (Hero Arts)


Finally, a bright, smooshy little number …

Another Winnie & Walter scalloped pierced panel, cut from a piece of Distress Ink smooshed card … with a touch of gold thrown in for a bit of shimmer.  The gold isn’t too obvious here … you’ll see it better if you go in closer.  The Clearly Besotted dandelions were heat embossed in white, I added the simple sentiment (also CB), dotted over the piercings with a black fine liner and mounted the panel onto the card base with craft foam.

It’s joining in the fun at …

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes (No Optional Twist)

SSS Monday – Distress It

The Flower Challenge – Embossing Heat/Dry


If you’ve made it this far, well done … and thank you so much … your visits and comments are always a joy!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Anita 🙂Save




39 thoughts on “A Trio of Cards

  1. Jeanne

    A trio of delight, Anita. The first one is lovely with the little flower garden. I really like the font on the birthday die and it looks beautiful popped up. Oh the second one made me smile. It’s so striking! And I own that set, so you have given me some new ideas for it. Thanks. The smooshed card looks so pretty with the hint of gold. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards! Hugs!

  2. macimbalo

    Really beautiful cards! Love your work and so happy you linked them at a2zscrapbooking ATG July and HLS ATG w/ Dies challenges! Simply gorgeous creations!!!

  3. Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Such a beautiful trio of cards Anita!!! I’m loveing all of those pinks and flowers. I especially love that matching envelope on card #1. Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes With Dies Challenge! Hugs, Stephanie.

  4. Wanda Cullen

    I really love your work and all the cards are fabulous! I’m especially drawn to the flower garden in the first with the white sentiment die…so gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  5. maria f.

    Your meadow of flowers is beautiful, but my jaw dropped at that “just for you” layout. A girl after my own heart, stamping as the layout is on the stamp set. I have that set. You can bet I’ll be doing the same. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Gerrina

    Great cards! Love the clean and bright look of your first, but my favorite is the grungy-look of the last…no surprise I think… Hope you have a fun sunday!

  7. conil

    Well. this garden is full of floral delights. Clearly, you’ve been very busy. And beautifully so. The hidden sentiment on the first card is stunning on the lovely meadow you meticulously stamped. By contrast, those little leaves and blooms are whimsical and playful on your second card. Third card is an absolute miracle. The delicate bloom is striking against that vibrant pink…and, yes, undoubtedly, the gold is the ideal accent. This whole bunch are winners in my book.

  8. Rosemary D

    seriously lovely set of cards, anita!! each one so different from the other! I love the mixed media look of the last card!!

  9. Darnell J Knauss

    What a delicious summery way to start my Sunday, Anita! I love them all! That last card is a bit out of norm for you, but still so “you,” which makes no sense, but there you have it! I want a berry smoothy now! But that first one is my fave. Where is this garden, pray tell, and do they allow us to walk barefoot there? I can smell the heady aroma from the blossoms and I won’t even mind the happy bees flitting from flower to flower! Wow!! LYAMYMA-YTIA!! Great to see you back so soon!! I hope you enjoyed Bastille Day on Friday!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Lura

    Yea! Three gorgeous cards and I have the middle stamp – rushing off to totally case this darling little card for my emergency stash. Thank you for such great inspiration. I always seem to bog down in this biggest month of the year for birthdays – at least in my life. =^..^=

  11. catcraig

    Anita, such a fun collection of cards. I love the scalloped edges and each of these colorful clean designs.

  12. ElizStewart

    Anita… I came over to tell you how wonderful your card for CTD is… but I see three amazing cards! Thanks so much!

  13. barbara

    Gorgeous work! this trio is fabulous! especially I love the last, fab colors and design! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  14. Michele

    Your trio is a triple delight.. love them all, but think you’ve saved my favorite for last! You cannot imagine how long I’ve wanted that CB dandelion set!! Gorgeous, as always, mon amie… xx

  15. BarbGhig

    A trio of real loveliness, Anita! Your first card is so pretty…I love how the flowers pop with your die cut sentiment and your color palette is gorgeous! May I ask…which PTI set is this from? I also love your whimsical design on the 2nd card and your beautiful pink smooshing and touches of gold shimmer on your last card…WOW!!!

  16. dawnnz

    some really beautiful cards Anita. So happy to see your entry into our challenge at A2Z this month. Good luck

  17. Claire A

    Looks like you’ve been very productive Anita! All absolute beauties but I think the second is my favourite. I’d never have picked the last one as being one of your cards…less clean than your usual style but oh, so stunning! I feel a case coming on…

  18. lollthompson

    Three beautiful cards, Anita. The summery garden is so bright and fresh with pink and green. Great job with hidden word technique. And the second is adorable with all the little stamps that create a great collage. Stamping them directly from the acetate backing sheet is such a great way to create and quick card. And pink watercoloured background with white heat embossed flowers is gorgeous. Thanks for all this amazing inspiration. xx

  19. Vikki H

    Each of your creations are a delight! The PTI florals with the inlaid sentiment – wow! My fave is the 2nd one because of the whimsey, I guess. Great job on all three!

  20. izzyscrap

    Oh la la, splendide ! Ça fait plaisir de te revoir parmi nous avec plein d’inspiration et de magnifiques cartes, tu nous gâtes ! J’adore ta première carte si fraiche et si délicate avec ce joli trio de couleurs et cette technique du sentiment découpé dans l’image ! Superbe ! Les deux autres cartes n’ont rien à envier surtout la dernière avec ce superbe “smooshy background” ! Merveilleux ce mélange de rose avec cette légère touche de doré ! Merci pour toutes ces beautés et ces nouvelles inspirations ! Je te souhaite un très bon été (déjà bien commencé avec ces grosses chaleurs !). Bises & hugs.

  21. Maria Rodriguez

    A wonderful trio of beautiful cards. Your entry onto THE FLOWER CHALLENGE has the most gorgeous SMOOSHING I’ve seen, Oh how amazing it looks Anita. The bright pink mixed with the gold looks amazing as a background for your white embossed, sweet little Dandelions.
    Thank you for sharing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  22. Joyce M.

    Wow, Anita. I don’t know where to start. They are all so wonderful, and even though very different, I would recognize them all as your cards. Stunning and colorful and clean. Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long. It’s great to be able to visit and see what you’ve been up to.

  23. Cindy C.

    Lovely cards!! I like how you stamp the small images on the second card!! Thanks for sharing with us at a2z.

  24. Shirley-bee

    Wonderful trio of cards, Anita! Each one is a delight, from the wonderful meadow to the graphic design to the gorgeous smooshy panel, which could be my favourite 😉

  25. Kylie

    LOVING your smooshed card. That pink is so pretty! I really love your first card too. I love doing the camoflauged sentiments but FORGET to do it! Blah… lol. Will have to CASE these! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  26. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    A delightful trio indeed! Especially card #3 with that fabulous smooshing! And the best thing is – its brightening up my dining room since April! The other two cards are quite pretty and each is so different! A neat way to use those tiny stamps!

  27. hobbitnoll

    I am loving all the pink you used on the first and last card. The smooshing you did on the last card is awesome. I have those stamps you used for your second card. I have NEVER pulled them out because they were smaller then I thought they would be. I LOVE your design. Might have to CASE it. Thank you for the inspiration!!

  28. kimheggins

    3 simply fabulous and beautiful cards Anita….I am so in with your first card with all those beautiful and sweet pink flowers!

  29. Michelle Lupton

    These are all just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero for our floral challenge 🙂


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