CTC234 – Pressed Petals

And just like that, another week has passed and it’s time to hop around again and see what the Design Team has come up with for this week’s challenge! Whether you are starting here or have hopped on over from Rachel’s beautiful creation, welcome.

This week we are using the colours of the Pressed Petals DSP (Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Rococo Rose, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla) as inspiration and the layouts on pages 72 – 74.  So I thought I would combine the two together and use the colours & the top left layout on page 72, which you can see in the image below.

I really liked the look of this card and as I didn’t have the DSP, I decided to pull out my Stamparatus™ (which has been a little neglected lately) and decided to make my own wreath style card using stamps.  I started with the Free as a Bird stamp set and stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz, large flower in Rococo Rose and the small flower in Merry Merlot, turning the 10cm x 10cm square a 1/4 of a turn each time.  I then used Daffodil Delight with the small flower from the Varied Vases stamp set to finish off the “wreath”.  I added a small circle of Mossy Meadow cardstock cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits to the centre of the wreath and then stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Rococo Rose before cutting it out with this cute little “banner” die from the Smooth Sailing Dies.

The above card has a Merry Merlot card base.  After making this card, I decided to make a few variations.  In this next card, I left of the Daffodil Delight flowers, used a Rococo Rose card base and added the same sentiment to a Whisper White piece cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

For my third variation, I tilted the leaf stamp to more of an angle, layered it onto a Mossy Meadow card base and added the Mossy Meadow shape that was cut out using one of the other dies in the Smooth Sailing Dies underneath the sentiment banner.

I’m not sure what it is lately, but for some reason I haven’t been able to stop at just one card for these blog hops!  I know we don’t like to have to choose, but do you have a preference?  Do you prefer the more subtle Rococo Rose version or do you prefer the more bold/brighter versions?  When you make cards, do you just make the one card at a time or seeing as you have everything out do you make multiples of the same card or make slightly different versions?

This week will be great to hop around and see how different everyone’s cards are even though we are using the same colour scheme.  Make sure you keep hopping around to check out all of the creations from our talented team.  Next up on the hop is Judy.

Whether you make a card using all of the colours from the DSP, or just a few, or perhaps you decide to use one of the layouts on pages 72 – 74, please share it on our Facebook page by clicking the image below.  You never know, your card may be chosen as the winner for the week and you can then add the winner’s badge to your blog, if you have one.  If you don’t have a blog, no dramas at all, no blog is needed to join in our challenge.

Until next time, happy stamping



  1. Clever cards! I usually make a bunch of cards at the same time so I love your collection of varying designs. I think my fav is the rococo rose. It’s so pretty but they’re all gorgeous.

  2. I love this set of cards, I think the Merry Merlot one is my favourite. I don’t make multiples all that often, but if I do it’s normally ‘kid themed’ ones to satisfy the never ending requirements of birthday parties!

  3. All so pretty, I love the subtle variations. I think it’s great to make a few cards at once like this and to mix up the colours and a few of the elements. Why stop at one?? I also think the Rococo Rose one is my favourite, but they are all so pretty. 🙂 Siobhan.

  4. I really like all three versions, and I do often make more than one card, especially if the stamparatus is set up.

  5. Lovely set of cards, Michelle. The Rococo Rose is my fave, as I’m a pink girl! I really must give the wreath stamping with the Stamparatus a try as I love the look.

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