I started out with a 3 3/4″ square of Glossy Cardstock that I had tried the Cuttlebug Wax paper resist technique on last week. See I meant to make a sample for that Wednesday tutorial, but I only got the glossy cardstock prepped and never stamped.

I sanded the cardstock with sand paper to add a bit of Faux Linen look to the background. Then I sponged all over with Soft Sueve Ink. The edges were distressed with the Cutter Kit and then I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip. The entire piece was layered on a 3 7/8″ square of Whisper White cardstock. The edges of that layer were distressed as well.

The top 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock was stamped with the border strip from Pendant Park in Bermuda Bay. I added paper pierced holes in each of the small diamonds, then added a paper pierced row above and underneath the stamped strip. The edges of that cardstock strip were distressed.

The bottom of the lower Bermuda Bay cardstock strip was punched with the Eyelet border punch, the top was distressed. After taping the strips down, I tied White Satin Ribbon was tied around the bottom strip.

The Whisper White and Chocolate Chip rectangles were cut with Rectangle Nestabilities. The flower stem from For All You Do was stamped in second generation Soft Sueve. I inked up both the small and medium flower from the same set were inked with Bermuda Bay ink, then outlined with the Bermuda Bay marker before stamping them next to the stem. I stamped the medium flower again, cut it out and mounted it with a dimensional slightly overlapping the stamped flower. A brown brad tops this flower off. The small flower has a small clear Rhinestone brad in it’s center. The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped in Chocolate chip ink.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The edges of the card front were sponged to make them look darker and richer.

As you can see I couldn’t add all those flowers from the sketch on the front. So I decided to add them on the inside of my card.


Please be gentle with me when you judge the card.

I haven’t stamped in ages and feel like I have zero mojo. I hope I will find my mojo and my stamping rhythm again soon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

43 Responses to “Bermuda Flower”

  1. You stamped!!! Oh I’m so happy! 🙂
    Plus I love all the new things you used. Your card is lovely! That new color looks great!

  2. No need to judge gentle – the card is perfect. There is nothing, that you have forgotten!! Love your resistent technique, it is still on my to do list, the Faux Linen technique is a great addition to the bg… and your colour choice is great as well – nothing that I would have chosen, but something I would like to try after I saw it at your card.

  3. This is gorgeous! I can’t wait to give this technique a try!

  4. Good to see you!! And I see you haven’t lost your touch at all! Don’t you adore the new colours!

  5. Wow is this gorgeous! I also love how subtly detailed your work is…I see something new everytime I look. I’m so glad I checked your blog today and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Oh my goodness, you always seem to have your mojo!!! I love this card, its gorgeous! (as usual!) Great papers and image design, beautiful details. Glad you are settling in to your new area!!

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  8. This is fantastic! I’m so happy you got time to play with new goodies. Good luck getting know your new surroundings!

  9. This is a beauty! Glad to see you back and inky again!

  10. Good to have you back, Beate…beautiful card.

  11. Welcome back Beate!!! You haven’t lost your touch during your time off – this is one beautiful card!!!

  12. Wonderful card! Love it!

  13. Welcome to the Midwest…………We are pleased to have you in the area!!!

  14. Are you kidding me??? This card is so beautiful, it made my heart beat faster! Wonderful colour combo, design, attention to detail, etc, etc 🙂


  15. Ummm. . . no mojo? I don’t think so! This card is GORGEOUS, Beate! Glad to see you stamping again! Have a wonderful weekend! HUGS!

  16. welcome back Beate! Missed you!

  17. WOW!! This is just so pretty!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the background you created!!

  18. Yay…Beate stamped!! This is so gorgeous, girl…and I love the colors too!! I will have to check out that technique, ’cause it looks really cool!! **No problem with your mojo, either. ☺

  19. Absolutely Stunning!

  20. So pretty Beate! Great colors, design and sketch! Glad you are back into the swing and had some fun family time!

  21. Fabulous card as usual! Glad to see you’re back! We’ve missed you! Hugs, Smiles, & Blessings!!! <

  22. Wow. Was für eine schöne Karte. Und schön auch wieder was von Dir zu sehen.

  23. Love your card. Welcome back, we missed you.

  24. Soooooooo happy to see you stamped, Beate!! You really haven’t lost it – this card is awesome. I’ve been feeling the same loss of mojo…haven’t stamped in weeks…maybe you coming back will splur me on. Missed you.

  25. Yay, you stamped!!! 😀 I love it!!!

  26. So glad to see your post!!! You’ve been missed for sure! I love that technique and need to check it out. The card is beautiful.

  27. love the colors on the card. you sure lovely work. I may not peep up much but I always look at your blog.

  28. Girl, this is gorgeous! I love the colours and the technique is beautiful! So glad you found some stamping time!! Your mojo looks pretty dang good to me!

  29. Yay! A new card, and it’s absolutely beautiful! Beate, you could go years without stamping and still make a masterpiece! I hope you find your mojo soon, but it doesn’t look like it is missing! Take care!

  30. You have been missed, Beate……very much! Keep stamping, you always inspire me.

  31. So beautiful!
    You always put so much wonderful detail into all your cards and projects, I love it!

  32. Great card! I have been stamping a lot lately but have yet to achieve your quality on what you say is not your best. I think it is beautiful.

  33. Glad you see you are stamping again. You’ve been missed! Such a beautiful card…one of my fave color combos too! I haven’t tried this technique yet, but now I’m inspired. Thanks Beate!! 🙂

  34. So glad to see you back! Are you kidding? This card is gorgeous!

  35. Well, hi there, Stranger!! I have missed you so much!!! And missed your postings…BUT I understand all the rigamarole you must be going through. I’m glad to see you stamped and hope to see more soon. Hope you get settled soon and the family finds their ‘place’ in Ohio. You MUST miss Florida…I mean, who wouldn’t. Anyway, I’m very glad to see you again. Don’t be a stranger EVER again!!!!

  36. I love this card!! It reminds of a Verve-inspired card feel!

  37. this card is so pretty love the colors

  38. Welcome back and welcome to Ohio. Love the card and the resist technique. Sorry that you have come to Ohio in a summer that has been unseasonable cool. Believe me that it is usually MUCH hotter. I hope you are finding your way around. Kettering has a really nice scrapbook store calley Simply Scrapbooks. They have many different stamp brands. That’s been my new find of the summer. Still not like Archiver’s, but it’s good. I don’t go to Fairborn much so I can’t help you there. A good Ortho in Springboro is Kulkarni Orthodontics. Such a few suggestions that may or may not help. Hope that I can try the challenge this week. Many blessings,

  39. Beate’s back and we’re gonna be in touble…hey nah, hey nah….BEATE’S BACK!

    So nice to see you, my friend! Your card is soft and beautiful and chock full of mojo-liciousness. Never fear, Beate, you still have it! I’ve been up to my eyeballs in swaps so haven’t had much time to post. I’m going to convention for the first time so I’m taking full advantage of the swapping experience!
    Take care, lady!!


  40. You still have the MoJo!! Love the card! and that color combination is fabulous!

  41. You’re stamping again!! Hot doggies!! You haven’t lost your mojo at all Beate.

  42. glad to hear you are adjusting to your new home!!! welcome to OHIO! and are you kidding me….? be gentle with you, hehehe! Beate, this is fabulous!! I love eveything you did with it. great work!

  43. Wonderful card Beate, the sentiment is beautiful.


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