Sunflowers and Spring Gardens

Howdy stamp lovers!  I've been busy having fun with some of my Flourishes stamps this week.

First I created a card for Mother's Day for my mother-in-law.  I sure hope she likes it!  I was inspired by this week's Splitcoast sketch, SC434.
For my card I used the Flourishes "Sunflowers" stamp set.  I coloured my image using a variety of fun Copic colours. I chose to use the new BasicGrey "Hipster" patterned papers.  I think they go perfectly with the sunflower!

I was inspired by another Splitcoast challenge this week.  Every Sunday a new Featured Stamper is revealed.  The goal of the challenge is search through that designer's gallery and be inspired by one of their own cards.  This week's featured card maker is Pattie G.!  Here is the card I CASEd; Celebrate Your Day!  And here is my final card creation...
I used the brand new "Garden Gate" stamp also from Flourishes.  It was so fun to colour!  I paired it up with one of Flourishes Tailor-Made Dies, "Classic Keyhole" made by Spellbinders and some gorgeous Authentique papers, their "Remembrance" collection.  The greeting for my card is from the "Garden Dreams" stamp set.

Simply having a great stamping day!  Hope you are too!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Flourishes (A: Sunflower;  B: Garden Gate, Garden Dreams)
cardstock: Flourishes
patterned papers: A: BasicGrey;  B: Authentique
die cut shapes: Flourishes, Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic, Ranger
brad: Simple Stories.


  1. Both of these are lovely! Really like the vivid color on the first one~!

  2. Oh Ally, I love both of these! That sunflower is so warm and beautiful! And I really love the way you used the oval to showcase only part of the gate image-genius! Have a great weekend!


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