Sunday, September 04, 2016

NBUS Flower

I have been feverishly trying
to get a card made so I can enter
Darnell's latest NBUS challenge


but nothing was working. 
Drawers were pulled open, Desktop littered 
(when is it not), papers pulled out and still nothing,
 then like a burst water pipe
whoosh 
it all came together.

So here is the NBUS stamp I  finally used.

I used my Derwent  watercolour pencils to colour
 the flower which I then fussy cut out 
(Mainly because the memento ink pad I stamped
the image with bled around the edges just a tad.)
To give more definition I used a silver gel pen
around the petals and veins on the leaves.


Then I spotted two negative die cut squares
'Crafts-Too  Scalloped Edge PCD77'  on my desk
from previous projects and started playing with them 
 on a pink  blank card base and came up with this design.
A quick delve into my pile of silver peel off sheets
and Ta Da my NBUS was born!

Entering into the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS challenge #7. New, never used flower stamp.
4 Crafty Chicks #314 Fussy cutting.
Little Miss Muffet #145 Anything goes using  any stamp or digi.
Cut It Up Challenge #104 Water colour plus must use a die cut.
Pixies Crafty Workshop #245 Use up your snippets. (water colour card /die cuts)

26 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely, and a great use of NBUS as well as recycling the die cut negatives and using up a good chink of the peel off stash as well - triple whammy!
    Jane

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  2. Your card today is just beautiful Valery.

    B x

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  3. Fun to see you over at the NBUS challenge too. Your card is cool. Great rose image! I was hoping to use my new rose stamp set but have not had time to ink it yet as racing back up to Mum's tomorrow...she is not well again.
    Al will drop me off (3 1/2 hours out of his way) and will go to close up the RV and finish up the winter preparations of the lot.
    I hope to stay a week and cheer her up.

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  4. Fun to see you over at the NBUS challenge too. Your card is cool. Great rose image! I was hoping to use my new rose stamp set but have not had time to ink it yet as racing back up to Mum's tomorrow...she is not well again.
    Al will drop me off (3 1/2 hours out of his way) and will go to close up the RV and finish up the winter preparations of the lot.
    I hope to stay a week and cheer her up.

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  5. Ooohhh, I so know what you mean bout piles of crafty goodies littering hte craft room simply must tidy up this tipping ground soon!
    A lovely card, a great image, Mrs A. love roses of course and mine are just starting to flower again wonderful! love spring.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  6. Beautiful card Mrs A! I love roses and this one is a really special card.Love that you used up little leftovers too of course.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. So pretty, love the colours and the romantic layout and theme x

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  8. Such a beautiful stamp and it makes a gorgeous card too.

    Sue xx

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  9. Very beautiful card, and love your NBUS stamp! The details added with the silver gel pen look fabulous!

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  10. Super card, Mrs A! Your NBUS stamped image is stunning, especially with the added silver. xx

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  11. Love the creative use of the silver stickers Mrs A
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  12. Hi Mrs A,
    such a very lovely card and a wonderful NBUS stamp also used in a fab way.
    Love the creative design with the peel offs.
    I notice peel offs are making a big return to the crafting arena latley so your so in fashion with this.
    Great colouring also. Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  13. Hi Mrs A
    Very pretty card and the rose stamp is lovely.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  14. Gorgeous card Mrs A. Love that flower and super use of the leftovers xx

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  15. Your card is simply stunning! I adore the colors and the fussy cutting. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Fussy Cutting Challenge.

    Tamie DT

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  16. Gorgeous coloring of that fab stamp, Mrs A!
    xxx Margreet

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  17. Wow! gorgeous stamp - makes you wonder why it is a NBUS doesn't it? Mrs. A., it is GORGEOUS in every way, and such a lovely card. I love using the negative portions of die cuts. You've made a wonderful creation! hugs, de

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  18. Fabulous flowers, really lovely card.

    Kath x

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  19. What a beautiful card such a lovely Floral stamp you used and coloured so beautifully! x

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  20. You had me on the edge of my seat, Mrs. A.! This was like that old Academy Award winning movie from the 30s: "Birth of a Card!" I'm pretty sure that's the name of it. And for all the mess you created in your envyirons and the fever that broke out across your browsierre, it was WORTH IT! This is rich and elegant and classic! I love it and I love you for going to all that effort for little ho me!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! Lots of love and hugs, Darnell

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  21. I love these Papermania roses Mrs A, beautifully coloured, and the scalloped squares, one cleverly cut to make corners and then the lovely silver of the peel offs finish it so prettily. x

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  22. Beautiful cardMrs A , love that flower and thatches of silver.

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  23. What a gorgeous card!! Love the pretty flower!!!Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Such a pretty, feminine card. Love the silver touches. Thanks for linking to Cut it Up for our Watercolor challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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