Coneflower Trio

Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well and staying safe! The hubby and I are continuing to do the #alonetogether thing which, at this point, looks like the new norm. Definitely better safe than sorry! I’ve popped in to share a few more samples I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having an absolute blast playing with these amazing stamps and dies! I created a set of three watercolor ‘Wishing you…’ cards created with the beautiful Build a Flower – Flower Hug For You Coneflower clear stamp set.

I did a few practice runs on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock scraps to get the color combinations I wanted using my Zig Clean Color brush markers and a mini mister. I colored each stamp with a Zig, spritzed with a mini mister, and stamped, being careful not to get the stamps too wet in order to preserve the definition of the coneflower petals. These stamps line up very nicely and I was happy with the watercolor result on all three cards. I heat set the coneflowers once they were stamped, and then ‘washed’ light blue over the backgrounds using distress ink and a waterbrush. I used gold and silver Venicelux metallic cardstock, stitched mini scallop rectangle dies and an embossing folder for the background. I used different sentiments from the stamp set on the inside of each card. For this first one, I used mustard, yellow, and bright yellow for the coneflower; mid green and olive green for the stem and leaves; and mid brown for the center.

For the second one, I used light carmine, pink, and dark pink for the coneflower, and the same colors listed above for the stem, leaves and center.

And for the third one, I used light pink, lilac, and light violet for the coneflower, and the same colors listed above for the stem, leaves and center.

And one more peek at the trio… loving how these turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ optional Washi Tape (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #257 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #139 – Anything Goes
7. Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenges: #2031 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock; CutCardStock Pop-Tone Orange Fizz, Razzleberry and Grape Jelly cardstock; Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold and Silver cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Build a Flower – Flower Hug For You Coneflower clear stamp set
Ink: Zig Clean Color brush markers- mid green, olive green, mid brown, mustard, yellow, bright yellow, light carmine, pink, dark pink, light pink, lilac, and light violet; Ranger tumbled glass distress ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX dies
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Niji waterbrush, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Gemini Regency Swirls embossing folder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

16 thoughts on “Coneflower Trio

  1. Had a chuckle at the #alonetogether. I am perfectly happy with Honey, but between my play room and his man cave, we really spend a surprising amount of time apart. Oh aren’t you dying for 10-1-2020 to get here? How exciting! Your cards are so pretty, each one perfect. The bristol was an excellent choice or looks that way. XOX

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  2. Wow Leslie! The coneflowers are one of my fave flowers and have really loved watching them bloom in my backyard this year! Love the different colors of each along with your pretty design! Thanks for sharing these uplifting cards!

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  3. These three cards are beautiful, and your together alone plan sounds like us. I’m not taking any chances! Thank you so much for joining in the Aud Sentiments Challenge, I hope we will see you again next time.
    Jenny (Aud Sentiments DT)

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  4. Shell Henson Becker

    Simply Beautiful cards Leslie!
    Thanks for sharing your art creations with us at 613 Ave Create …..Good Luck and Look forward to seeing you again!!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell ~ DT 💕

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