I was playing around tonight with my newest petite scalloped Nestabilities and came up with a flower using the smallest oval as the petals.  After playing around with it for a while and adding layers, I finished off the flower and then didn’t quite know what I wanted to do with it.  It’s rather large, but I decided to put it on a card.

It has quite a bit of height, but depending on what I use it for, it can be flattened somewhat.  I took several pictures to show how easy it was to put together.

Cut and emboss smallest oval.  With the die still in place, stamp with background stamp.   Repeat for all 5 petals.

Score each petal 1/2″ from left side and fold.

Sponge or smudge the edge of each petal with Distress Ink.

Use a dowel or a pair of scissors to curl each petal.  Use glue dots to attach each petal to a 1¼” or 1½” base circle with the folded hinge in the center.

Cut five more petals out of vellum.  Score 1/2″ from left edge.  Sponge lightly with distress ink.  Curl each petal then attach to bottom of circle base with glue dots. 

Stamps:  Stampin Up Filigree Background (Retired), My Sentiments Exactly – Friends Always
Paper: Bazzill, The Paper Company – Kraft, Cottownwood
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk – Pink Pastel, Colorbox Chalk – Rouge, Distress Ink – Aged Mahogany
Accessories:  Nestabilities – Petite Scallops, SU Label Punch, Oval Punch, 1½” Circle Punch, 1¼” Circle Punch,  Leaf Punch, Big Brad, Quickutz Swirls, Ribbon

  • PaulaJuly 15, 2008 - 6:56 am

    What a great card. I noticed your wooden inker with the foam attached. Can you share where you got that? Looks neat. I am using Tim’s foam pads, they are a little expensive.ReplyCancel

  • CasieJuly 15, 2008 - 8:02 am

    Ok, I wanna know about your ink dauber thingy too!! Looks really cool. Please share where you got it from.

    Wonderful looking flowers. I’ll have to try this with my nesties soon!ReplyCancel

  • Joy Kennedy (JoyOfStamping)July 15, 2008 - 9:26 am

    WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! And I love how you labeled your dauber and ink.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJuly 15, 2008 - 10:31 am

    Becca this card is stunning! I love the colors, layout and the flower you cleverly put together. This one is a real winning design! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJuly 15, 2008 - 6:51 pm

    beautiful flower and card. so creative. i am going to have to try that. i think i have the petite ovals. if not i do have a punch. i would like to know where u got the wooden deally thing sponger, too. thanks for sharing. again another blessing from becca.

  • Kay McBrideJuly 15, 2008 - 6:52 pm

    i changed my email address it was wrong. sorry about thatReplyCancel

  • JanineJuly 16, 2008 - 5:14 am

    This is just gorgeous!! Love what you did with the petals!! Fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • HBJuly 16, 2008 - 6:27 am

    o…. my…. GOSH! This is SO gorgeous! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne RyanJuly 17, 2008 - 11:28 am

    This is so totally creative and inspiration. I dont own an oval nesties set, but I do have the circles. I’m going to see if I can adapt your technique using this die. This is totally awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 20, 2008 - 2:56 pm

    I am so glad that I “found” your blog. You are amazing for sure!
    This creation is beautiful!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

  • AnitaJuly 28, 2008 - 8:05 pm

    This is pure genius – awesome flower!ReplyCancel

  • Anne RyanJuly 31, 2008 - 8:56 pm

    Becca, I’m almost afraid to share my flower with you. It pales in comparison to yours!. In reviewing your flower again, I see why your’s isnt nearly as ‘big’ as mine. I’ll try it again and again until I get it right! I’ve also just checked out your ‘card of the week’. Yikes, I’m going to need a job just to keep up with your magnificent work! Girl, you are so blessed! Thanks so much for sharing your work and your tutorials!


    Cant wait to see your next creation, Becca! Thanks so muchReplyCancel

  • crafty barbSeptember 11, 2008 - 8:45 am

    just come onto this blog what a fanastic card I have never writen onto
    a blog before but i am so impressed with your card so I had to writeReplyCancel

  • CHERYLSeptember 19, 2008 - 7:46 pm

    I just stumbled upon you blog and LOVE it!! You are amazing. Your cards are to die for!! Thanks for sharing all your thoughts. CherylReplyCancel

  • PaulineAugust 19, 2009 - 12:31 pm

    Wow! What a fab idea, I never know how best to use the smallest dies! Thanks for sharing xxxReplyCancel

  • LizetteJanuary 25, 2010 - 2:29 am

    Love all your clever ideas! Thank you fo sharing them with us!ReplyCancel

Layers, layers, layers……I love ’em.  I’ve had this design in my mind for a couple of days; so glad I got a chance to sit down and work it out.    The frame treatment is much like a design I did back in February that you can see here.   There are already so many options with the Nestabilities that are available right now….can you imagine what it will be like when the new Nestabilities hit the market? 

The color of the scalloped circles are light coral and dark coral…I’m not sure why but it seems to be one of the hardest colors for me to photograph.  Anyways, I’m having a ton of fun stamping…thanks for stopping by to peek at what I’m working on. 

Stamps:  PSX – Flowers (Retired), Printworks – Happy Spring
Paper:  Bazzill, Marcella K – Bungalow, DCWV
Ink –  Black Brilliance, SU Cameo Coral
Accessories:  Bling, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Brads, Copic Markers, McGill Word Tags Punch, Tonic Punch, Stickles


  • DebJuly 11, 2008 - 9:42 am

    How lovely! I love the colors and the design. So much inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Kelly VJuly 11, 2008 - 1:31 pm

    Everytime I think I have a favorite card of yours, you go and do something like this….WOW!!!
    Hugs and kisses heading your way….ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJuly 11, 2008 - 1:48 pm

    i am sooooooooo behind, i have looked at your cards but just have not had time to do comments so i am catching up right now. this card is awesome. there is nothing about it i dont like but i just HAVE TO KNOW what punch that is at the bottom i have a new fiskers with a flower but dont know if it does that heh heh….. i did punch with it once though. I really do like this one.
    thanks for sharing cause u know me im adding it to my collection.
    hugs from me too

  • hbJuly 11, 2008 - 9:14 pm

    Becca, I am SO glad I found your blog! Your creations are just jaw dropping amazing! This one is over-the-TOP beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandJuly 11, 2008 - 11:06 pm

    Just beautiful.. I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KlebackJuly 12, 2008 - 6:31 am

    I love the darker colors in this card. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

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  • JanineJuly 12, 2008 - 11:15 am

    WOW!!! This is my favorite of the last three. I just adore these colors. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.ReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 12, 2008 - 11:26 am

    Your card is awesome! Can I case it? I love what you did in the center. Very very nice!

  • Beth NormanJuly 12, 2008 - 2:27 pm

    Oh my heavens, this is another gorgeous piece of art. I really like how you used the nestabilities.ReplyCancel

  • stampmonkeyJuly 12, 2008 - 6:36 pm

    Your work is AMAZING!! This card is just gorgeous! Love the Nestability treatment and all those layers!ReplyCancel

  • JauniceJuly 12, 2008 - 8:59 pm

    Just when I thought you couldnt top your last card…. you do. Absolutely gorgeous. Can I be you when I grow up?

    Jaunice Minor

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)July 13, 2008 - 12:59 am

    Becca, this is beyond amazing! I love every detail. I LOVE layers and the colors you used are just so perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeJuly 14, 2008 - 1:12 am

    WOW! Deb O. shared your blog addy with me and I’m so glad she did! This card is amazing!! I absolutely love it!! Thank you for sharing your talents!


  • JukieJuly 14, 2008 - 4:48 am

    Stunning! it’s just so beautiful! tfsReplyCancel

  • SueJuly 19, 2008 - 7:47 pm

    OMG, this card is absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • SusannaJuly 25, 2008 - 11:39 am

    This card is just stunning! The frames out of Nesties was a brilliant idea that I haven’t seen anyone else do.

    You were Runner Up for Card of the Week over at Card of the Week.com. You can check out the original post at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/07/card-of-the-w-7.html.

    I did pull a picture off your site to show your work, and included links to this post and the blog itself. Please let me know if that’s OK.

    If you’d like an “I was featured on Card of the Week” badge, please email me at susanna.boyd@gmail.com and I’ll take care of it.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!ReplyCancel

  • Jan SchollJuly 25, 2008 - 11:44 am

    These colors together are incredible! Would love this pairing in my living room.
    I have added this photo to my lust file of cards. It doesn’t get better than this.ReplyCancel

I simply love this set of flowers!  They are designed so that they can be colored with markers and misted – quick and easy.   There are many more in the set, so I’m sure you’ll see more this week.    The flower image is slightly domed – I didn’t want it to lay completely flat –  and it is edged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. 

Thanks so much for stopping by…I have a number of things on my craft desk so I hope to be back with a card tomorrow.

Stamps: Clearly Inspired – Brushed Flowers, PSX – Sentiment (retired)
Paper:  Bazzill, Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor Paper, Magenta DP
Ink:  SU Always Artichoke, Distress Ink – Antique Linen
Accessories:  Tombow Markers, Nestabilities, Fiskar Threaded Water Punch, SU Label Punch, McGill Oval Punch; McGill Word Tags Punch, Ribbon


  • Beth NormanJuly 10, 2008 - 4:39 am

    So, so beautiful. The image looks so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaJuly 10, 2008 - 10:04 am

    Really beautiful card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickJuly 10, 2008 - 8:42 pm

    Another winner….I’m running out of adjectives!!!
    Love the subtle colors and the background is so soft that it doesn’t over power the beauty of the flower. FANTASTIC!!ReplyCancel

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  • Kay McBrideJuly 11, 2008 - 1:53 pm

    i love all the different shapes u used. nice card.. TFS.. i have so many to catch up on they are all super good. as always.

  • JanineJuly 12, 2008 - 11:14 am

    Just gorgeous Becca!! I hope you are feeling better!!ReplyCancel

  • stampmonkeyJuly 12, 2008 - 6:40 pm

    Do you ever make a card that’s not drop-dead gorgeous?! I love the softness of this card, and the patterned paper blends with your image and subtle shading of the sentiment piece beautifully. Again, love your use of the Nestabilities and all the dimension.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJuly 14, 2008 - 12:20 am

    Sheer perfection, Becca–as always!ReplyCancel

  • Pat (Just4fun2 on SCS)July 18, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    I love the color combo on this card…TFS!ReplyCancel