Patchwork Flower and February Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hi Everybody,

thanks so much for all your lovely comments, they were very much appreciated.

It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means it’s Challenge Time at STAMPlorations!!! The new monthly Challenge starts today and the theme is ‘Stamps and Stitches’. It will run until the 28th February and the winner will be announced on March 4th.

Here is my DT piece  to inspire you:

Patchwork Flower

I used the Graphic Pentagons set from the PATCHWORK FRENZY range to create my flower and one of the stitching stamps from the Graphic Squares stamp set from the same range to stamp the border. This card is very easy to make. I started with stamping the flower center followed by the petals plus 5 extra pentagons on a separate piece of card. I then stamped the stitching in the same colour around my petals, placed the sentiment slightly curved on an acrylic block before stamping it as the flower’s stem. I then cut out the 5 shapes, edged the edges with ink and shaped them each into a slight dome, before layering them on top of the already stamped petals for a quilted look. TIP! You only need one piece of 1mm thick 3-D foam pads in the middle, using anything thicker unfortunately will not give the same effect. I stamped the border, layered it on my base card and finished off by adding some gems to my flower center.

Now to the prize for the monthly challenge:

The winner will receive two clear stamp sets from the VIGNETTE or PATCHWORK FRENZY range and will be invited as guest designer for next month’s challenge!!!

We also have another twist … STAMPlorations hosts 3 challenges a month … one monthly and two bi-weekly sketch challenges … and if you enter all three challenges in a month, you will be entered into another draw to win a prize package from All About Scrapping. More details about how often you can enter and the draw itself can be found on the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog.

The Prize Pack for February is:

1 package of Nantucket Wood Shapes (Pink Paislee), 1 package of Mixed Half Circle Chipboard Banner Album (Maya Road), 1 package of Winter’s Roses – Aquamarine (Maya Road), 1 package of  Tranquility Sunflower Metal Slides (Maya Road), and 1 package of Mulberry Paper Flowers.
Hope all of this has inspired you to join into our challenges at STAMPlorations. You can always find a link to the current challenges at the top of the STAMPlorations’ Homepage!
See you there and …
Happy Stamping!!! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Patchwork Flower and February Challenge at STAMPlorations

  1. Clever flower card, Monika! I like how you’ve got the stitching around the petals for emphasis, and the faux stitching frames the flower beautifully!

  2. oh this is beautiful!!! thanks so much for telling me about the challenge i will be sure to play along

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