Monday, February 24, 2014

Flowers with a tiny bit of Quilling!

Hello! Today I am sharing a card with this stamp set " Ikat Additions"
It's the the only Avery Elle Stamp that I own. Thanks so much, Piali! I just ordered some more from Simon Says Stamps...hope the shipment comes soon!
Are you longing for spring's arrival? Well, today's card will hopefully bring a bit of Spring to you! I used the Ikat pattern to create flower petals. I love the intricate details of this stamp set and how easy it is to create any kind of pattern or background.  Here is my previous Christmas card with the same stamp set.
 Just Because
For the flower center, I used a bit of quilling (my latest fad).

It adds some dimensions and interests. I also created a watercolor background to go with the whimsical-looking flowers. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps. I am linking this up to Avery Elle's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
( Spring is just around the corner... )

24 comments:

Lynn Mangan said...

I love how you stretch your stamps Virginia...such a fabulous graphic card!

Sheila H said...

The watercolor effect is beautiful and contrasts with the precision stamping of the flowers. I also like the borders of the white panel - scalloped on top and notebook effect on the bottom. I love the flowers and quilling - lovely Spring colors :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Genius! This card screams "virginia" to me ;)
Bravo!!

Barb said...

No one stretches their stamps like you do, V! I ADORE your flowers - beautiful card! ♥

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the watercolor bg and the stems!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is wonderful! I love that ikat set and love how you created flowers and did the quilled center!

conil said...

Oh my...love this card...great design and dimension. Fabulously inspiring.

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Virginia, love the colours you have used!!

Barb Ghig said...

You never cease to amaze me with the clever way you create with your stamps! I love how you made the flowers with the IKAT designs, and your quilled flower centers are so pretty! Really beautiful card, Virginia!

Off to vote ♥

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful use of the quilling to add dimension and interest to your already fab cards Virginia! Love this. Pinning.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the background, Virginia! Such a pretty card! I'm so ready for spring and this card gives me hope. haha! :) Sending you hugs!

Niki G said...

Love your watercolor stems combined with the ika flowers...totally sweet design!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Virginia. That's an awesome stamp set.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! TO Darn CUTE!! I LOVE this stamps set and that you created these FUN Flowers!! LOVE the water colored look and the quilled centers!! AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I LOVE your whimsical ikat flowers! This is brilliant, Virginia! And the watercolored stems are the perfect touch!

Avery Elle said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderfully amazing use of the Ikat set. So fun!

Nonni said...

What a fun, joyful card! Those stamps are great. xx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

*Genius* use of that Ikat Additions set to create those flowers! Totally awesome!! And that touch of quilling is just enough and the watercolour background is *perfect*!! Awesome card Virginia!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh so pretty! Love them turned into flowers!

Laura B. said...

How creative! I would have never thought in a million years to create flowers with this stamp set!!! So cool!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Virginia! This is one of my favorites you've ever made!

Kelly Griglione said...

Aww, ikat flowers, how fun!! Love how you created these from the different ikat pieces. Very creative!

Robin K. said...

What a creative use of that stamp set!! I love the vibrant colors and bit of quilling- a very special card, indeed!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

the touch of quilling is fun! Great spring card!