Thursday, June 19, 2014

A flowery addiction

I am totally into flowers nowadays, this time I tried to make a stencil from my childhood memories. I used to play with paper and scissors a lot, and I used to tear of my notebook pages to create these floral patterns, and I must admit I did get in  trouble when my mom found out more floral patterns than the pages in my old days!
So I cut out the floral pattern,  but I am using only the outer ring here for the flowers(the inside pattern is like an intricate stencil,  will be using one of these days).
Ink in towards inwards, to get the gradient effect. Added some details and finished up the flowers.
The first one I made yesterday,I love how lovely these flowers have come out.
I used a turquoise ink and yellow ink plus a silvery color to do these flowers. Stamped the sentiment on the card, it is a one layer card.

Posting this card with 

I loved this color palette the moment I saw it, and I am glad I managed to use all the colors vividly!
The second card is also made using the same technique as above, but a different shape. I also  inked   some leaves here .

the process of inking, it is a very simple process.
Posting this card to 

Another entry here, these flowers were just calling for this challenge ;)

I have picked up some of the pinkish purple blooms from the inspiration picture.


The third card is based on a technique called "Bokeh".
I started with 2 shades of purple ink, and spread them around dot shapes , some dots are dark while some are very light, and some in between. After that I added some translucent glitter on a few dots, I am not sure if it is visible in my picture though.
Once the bokeh effect was then, I went on to add some frames on it, I don't own any frame stamps, but I do have a few die cut frames. Chose 2 sizes and just traced around those.
lastly, I used STAPlorations stamps to stamp in each frame.

Posting this card to the

An interesting challenge, it took me sometime to come up with a card for this one!

This was the first time I heard this term, but it was fun to work on something new!

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!


  1. Wow Rahmat this was a card treat, great cards all of them, I like ur floral stencil :) thank you for sharing with CSCC!

  2. Wow, your flowers are gorgeous! I just love the depth of color you've given them! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

  3. Beautiful idea! And it has turned out lovely!

  4. I truly admire that you make your own stencils and put in so much of efforts and love for the making of any of your creations. This is real talent. :) Lovely cards, all of them. Thanks so much for joining my blog and I'm glad to follow you too. :)

  5. You've been having fun and creative!! Love all your blooms! Thxs for joining us at CTAD!

  6. Love all of your cards and especially the bokeh one! You have created a great effect and I love the sentiments that you have stamped on the card. Thanks for sharing with us at A Blog Named Hero :)

  7. Goodness, Rahmat - turns out I was right (see my previous comment) - you work magic with EVERYTHING! Your floral cards are stunning, and the bokeh (a technique I've yet to try) is so eye-catching. Yes indeed, a trio of terrific!!

  8. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at OLS.

  9. Your florals in the throwdown colors are so beautiful! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

  10. All the cards are amazing .TFS at CSCC. Hope to see you again.