Playing with Petite Petals — Monday Montage #15

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We’re back with another Monday Montage Blog Hop for you this evening.  There are ten of us participating, so just click on the buttons at the bottom of each post to follow along and work your way through each post.

I recently got the Petite Petals stamp set.  Unfortunately, the coordinating punch is on back order, so I’m still waiting to receive it.  I just did things the old fashioned way — cut out the flowers by hand.  I don’t mind that though.  Cutting is a little therapeutic for me.  I think just about all things paper-crafting related are therapeutic for me!

I kept both of my cards for today super simple.  My kids have been on Spring Break this week, so my stamping time has been very limited.  I love cards with lots of layers and embellishments, but sometimes I love simple cards too.

Thinking of Petite Petals

I found that Little Leaves Sizzlits die in my supplies a couple of weeks ago, and now I can’t seem to stop using it.  I’ve used it on both cards today.  I LOVE this sheet of Watercolor Wonder dsp.  It adds a little bit of interest to an otherwise neutral background.

Thanks for Petite Petals


On this card, I wanted the chevron background but I wanted to mute it a little bit, so I brushed on some Gesso with a paintbrush to tone it down just a little.  If you could reach through your computer and touch it, you’d find that this adds a nice texture as well.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog by clicking the “Next” button below.  She always inspires me, and I love looking at her blog.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, you can go visit Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Her creativity is always impressive and I always say, “Wow!” when I look at her blog.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used on Card 1:
Stamps:  Petite Petals, Four You
Ink:  So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder dsp
Embellishments:  Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Sewing Machine

Supplies Used on Card 2:
Stamps:  Petite Petals, Perfect Pennants, Lots of Thanks
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Paper:  So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Subtles DSP stack
Embellishments:  Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Gold Sequin Trim, Gesso


9 thoughts on “Playing with Petite Petals — Monday Montage #15

  1. Both cards are so very pretty Amy. Simple is a good thing too. I laughed at your need to cut out those flowers knowing there is a punch for them but, that happens to all of us sooner or later I suppose, eh? Therapy via paper crafting is provided for all of us too, I think! Anyway, I wanted to say that I don’t know what Gesso is??? but clearly understand your description. I think I will need to check into that. Your card(s) is (are) beautiful! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  2. So pretty Amy! I love, love to cut things out too….it just seems to rest my mind in a very nice way 🙂 I have been playing with Gesso a bit too….it is fun and I do love the texture. I love the idea of using it to tone things down a bit. Love your cards today as always!

  3. both your card are so pretty – especially love the first one – the polka dot background is so effective with the bright flowers.

  4. Both cards are beautiful! The flowers pop against your backgrounds (both of which I love) and the sequins in the middle of the flowers are just gorgeous! The Gesso is a great idea! I will need to look for some of that.

  5. Like both cards. Thanks for using the Petite Petals…I have been debating on them…now I think I would use them a lot. As always, enjoyed your work.

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