Just Add a Twist by Repeating After Me

After making the Christmas wreath card the other day, I came across two challenges for this week which were perfect for another card I had in my mind using the Rooted in Nature stamp set. Just Add Ink for #419 has Just Add a “Twist”. The idea of the challenge was to use something in a way it wasn’t intended. I used the leaf image from Rooted in Nature to create petals. TGIF Challenges #tgifc170 has repeat after me where you stamp the same image repeatedly.

I started off with a Mango Melody card base and then cut a mat out of Early Espresso and ran it through the Big Shot in the Subtle Embossing Folder. Using the Stamparatus™, I stamped the leaf image from the Rooted in Nature stamp set repeatedly in a wreath pattern in Mango Melody to create the “petals” of my sunflower. I them fussy cut around the outside of the petals.

I used the round die from the Stitched Labels Framelits to cut out the middle of the flower in Early Espresso and embossed this with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I used Old Olive cardstock for the stem and leaves. The leaves were cut out and then embossed using the Nature’s Roots Framelits. The “stem” was again embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I finished the card off by stamping “Happy Birthday” from the host stamp set, Hand Delivered in Mango Melody on Whisper White and attached it to the stem with some Linen Thread.

There is still a little time to join in these great challenges, so why not give it a go? What will you come up with?

Until next time, happy stamping



  1. Fabulous twist Michelle! I love your striking sunflower, very clever. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  2. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink, Michelle. I love your twist to use the leaves to create a happy sunflower. The detail on the stamped leaf image adds a lovely feel to the flower. Fun too!

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