Wednesday, 13 May 2020

* Eclectic Stem


Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a friend's May birthday.
 I used the Eclectic Stems stamp set from AALL & Create, designed by the fabulous Tracy Evans, and followed the steps that Tracy demonstrated in one of her Facebook Live sessions.

My card has a gelli print, stencilled background.

The Fresco paints were brayered onto the gelli plate. The Florastella stencil was laid over the top and the paint blotted away with paper. When this layer was dry, a thin layer of cream paint was applied and the print pulled. I added some stamping to the background in similar Distress Oxide colours using the Heartfelt stamp, and a tiny amount of black ink stamping using the Background Mash stamp. The excess paint from gelli printing was brayered off onto spare card and this was used to stamp the flower head twice to fussy cut and decoupage onto the original stamp on the background. I added some seed beads to the centre of the flower.  I also cut the vase from brayered-off card, adding a little stamping using Background Mash and Heartfelt. The sentiment is from the Eclectic Stem set too. White paint splatters and a hand drawn border finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Use Your Stuff Flowers/Butterflies 17/05
Crafting Happiness #48 AG 17/05
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2019 AG 18/05
Crafty Sentiments #12 AG 19/05 WINNER

Crafty Friends #135 Flowers 23/05 DT Favourite

Dream Valley #225 Favourite Colours 23/05
A Place to Start Custom Background (4/8) 30/05
Simply Create Too #160 Flowers 30/05
Samping Sensations Say it with Flowers 03/06 Top Pick
I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 



  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for sending it to me. I just keep looking at it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, the colours are so striking 😘😘

  3. This is gorgeous. Love the colours you used and the idea of using the vase is a brilliant one!
    Cath x

  4. A beautiful floral creation in stunning vibrant colours, many thanks for joining in with our 'Say it with Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Fabulous background and love the beautiful flower stamp
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too
    Carol DT x

  6. Lovely card! I love the colors and that background is fabulous.
    Hugs Monica

  7. My favourite of all Tracy's stamps, and my favourite colours, so this gorgeous card ticks all the boxes for me! Love the background and how you've done the vase. Thank you for sharing it with us for our floral challenge at Stamping Sensations.


  8. Hello... your floral card is lovely and it fits perfectly with the flowers challenge at Crafty Friends. Your background is beautiful.
    Hope you will join again very soon.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader)

  9. Great colours and I love your background.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  10. This looks gorgeous ..... love the colours. Great background too. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge!

  11. wow!! Gorgeous card, love the background. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our" Make your own background" challenge

  12. Carol your card is absolutely gorgeous! That background is awesome, the whole card is awesome, but I like the background and the colors... I like everything about it. I makes me want to take my gelliplate and go playing with it! Thanks for joining us at a Place to Start this month!

  13. This is fantastic!! I love the gelli print background a lot! Thank you for sharing your work at A Place to Start challenge. All the best :)

    DT - A Place to Start
    My Blog - K's Kards and Krafts

  14. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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