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The Flower Challenge #57 | Clean & Simple

June 4, 2021

The Flower Challenge #57 | Clean & Simple

June 4, 2021

Hello friends! I am excited to be guest designing for The Flower Challenge this month. The theme for challenge #57 is Clean and Simple. For my take on the challenge, I created a simple silhouette-styled card featuring the Flower Silhouettes Stamp Set from My Favorite Things.

To start, I first trimmed a piece of Tropical Teal Prestige Card Stock to 4.25″ x 11″, scored it at 5.5″ to create a top-folding vertical card base and set it aside. I then trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to slightly larger than 3.5″ x 4.75″ and blended it with a few teal colored MFT Premium Dye Inks (Sno Cone, Summer Splash, Caribbean Sea, and Tropical Teal). I then splattered this piece lightly with water using a clean size 4 round paintbrush. I let the water sit on the ink for about 30 seconds before blotting it dry with a clean paper towel.

Once dry, I then trimmed this piece down to 3.5″ x 4.75″ to get rid of any harsh ink splotches that sometimes appear on the sides of your card stock when ink blending. Next, I splattered this piece again with both diluted Opaque White Paint and Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink for added interest. I once again let this panel dry. When ready, I next stamped my images from the Floral Silhouettes Stamp Set using my MISTI and some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I repeatedly stamped my images to give them a nice, crisp image. I did the same for my sentiment which I used from the Flowers In Bloom Stamp Set.

Lastly, I trimmed a piece of Smooth White Card Stock to 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ and layered it behind my floral piece. I then adhered them to my A2 sized teal base to complete my card.

Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by! If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Flower Silhouettes
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Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink Cube
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Summer Splash Premium Dye Ink Cube
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Caribbean Sea Premium Dye Ink Cube
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Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink Cube
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Tropical Teal Prestige Card Stock
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Smooth White Card Stock
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MISTI – New & Improved
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  • Viv (daizy-mae) June 4, 2021 at 10:06 AM

    Such a gorgeous creation Rachel! such a beautiful colour and design also. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ 😉 Viv DT xx

    • rachelalvaradodesigns June 4, 2021 at 11:07 AM

      Thank you so much, Viv! I appreciate the invitation and had fun working on the challenge! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🤗❤️

  • Maria A Rodriguez June 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM

    Hello Rachel: Thank you for being our Guest Designer this time around at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, we are delighted to have you.
    Your card is gorgeous, I always admire crafters who can blend colors for a stunning background like this one.
    Love your silhouette wild flowers, and the splatter looks like rain falling on them, just so beautiful.
    Thank you again for being our guest designer, we hope you come back and play again with us in our gallery.
    Stay healthy and safe.

    • rachelalvaradodesigns June 4, 2021 at 11:08 AM

      You are so sweet, Maria, thank you! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity! Wishing you a safe and relaxing weekend! 🥰

  • Jeanne June 5, 2021 at 7:29 AM

    Gorgeous card, Rachel. Congratulations on your guest spot. You’ve already knocked it out of the park with this card. Golly, silhouettes are so pretty and your background just makes it pop. Thanks so much for sharing. Have fun! Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns June 5, 2021 at 10:06 AM

      You are so sweet, my friend, thank you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Mary G June 6, 2021 at 10:22 AM

    Rachel, this is a beautiful card! I love your ink blending with the MFT inks and the silhouette image — I love silhouette images!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns June 7, 2021 at 10:20 AM

      Thank you for your sweet comments, Mary! I’m so happy you like it! 🥰

  • Bobby Hagen June 7, 2021 at 10:53 AM

    Your ink blending is wonderful, Rachel, and the splatters add so much to the background. So glad to have you designing with us this month.

  • Tracey M McNeely June 8, 2021 at 11:18 AM

    Rachel congrats on your guest design and what a gorgeous card! Love your background and the black silhouette is fantastic!

  • Loll June 9, 2021 at 2:09 PM

    Gorgeous card Rachel. Beautiful blending of your teal/blue colours for the background. Adding splatters with water, white paint, and teal ink really give your background so much depth and interest. Your silhouette flowers really stand out against the colours. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month at The Flower Challenge!!

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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