Flower bird garden

Posted by on July 21, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges, Hero Arts, Online card class | 27 comments

So I have another card to share with you based on Day 11 (using reverse stamps) from the Stretch Your Stamps class over at Online Card Classes. Super fun! I only own 2 reverse stamps – so my choice was rather easy. I stamped the image in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then coloured in the flowers and birds with Prismacolor pencils. Simple. To make the flowers pop more, I went around the outside of every image with a sharp black Prisma pencil.

I am entering this into the current CAS-uals Friday challenge CFC062 – Back in Black and also over at CASology where the cue card for Week #2 is Happy (ie; Happy Birthday).


Stamps: Hero Arts Flower Bird Garden stamp (CG270), AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers Stamp set

Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black

Card: Black card stock, AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Fiskars stamp press, vellum, American Crafts embossing powder – black, heat tool, anti static pillow

Until next time,



  1. I love the pops of colour against the black and thanks for that tip about the black outlining – now that I know, I can see it and see how effective it is! I’m so happy you’ve played along with CASology this week!

  2. Hi Marion, Love the vibrancy of the colors against the black background. Am new to cardmaking and am not sure what a “reverse” stamp is.


  3. Oh, Wow, I love this one! It’s so dramatic!!!

  4. Wow, Marion! The color is so bold against the black! Fab coloring!!

  5. Love how your image pops off the black background. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  6. This is really great and wow does it pop out at you saw it in the thumbnails and just had to look! x

  7. I love the vibrant colors against the black! Perfect choice of stamp and colors! Thanks for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Beautiful colors! Love your reverse stamping 😉

  9. WOW, Marion, this is really stunning! The colors really pop against the black – beautifully done!

  10. Such a lovely and striking card!!

  11. Wow, so vibrant! Really stood out in the gallery.

  12. Love how these colours pop Marion! Looks like a fab technique!

  13. So beautiful, Marion – the colours are so rich and “shine” within the black background 🙂

  14. How pretty! Love how you colored in those images!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  15. I really love your pop of colors.. 🙂 hugs

  16. Wha a great way to combine the challenge and class! The colouring is so vibrant and eye-catching..great job :0)
    Jenny x

  17. Wow so brilliant and lovely. A real eye catcher-stands out among all the thumbnail pic.

  18. Didn’t you love the class? I thoroughly enjoyed and love your gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  19. Beautiful…love coloring with prismas!!! Simply lovely:)!! Thanks for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

  20. THIS IS STUNNING! I’m in awe. The reverse stamp really MAKES this beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

  21. what a striking card, the bright colours look amazing! 🙂

  22. Congratulations on your VIP win, Marion! Such a gorgeous card!

  23. So pretty – love the bright colors!

  24. Wow! This is stunning! Congrats on your VIP win!

  25. Gorgeous, vibrant color you attained on the black!

  26. Wowza! Your colors are great. Did you get a hand cramp? My colors aren’t nearly as dark as yours, and I thought my hand would fall off. Beautiful!

  27. I’m in love with this card. It totally reminds me of those rich needlepoint designs that are on shawls in Russia or Balkan areas. Simply stunning. I think I’m going to try my own version with Ranger black sparkle embossing powder and distress inks or copics. I agree with Beverlyhbl – Wowza 🙂

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