The Beauty of a Flower! They say April showers bring May flowers, so let’s show off those beautiful blossoms! This month’s Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge is to be inspired by those gorgeous botanicals every stamper loves! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creation here to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB10. You have until May 31st to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!

For my sample today I used the new Orchids set. I love this big branch of gorgeous flowers. I haven’t seen too many orchids, so I googled Orchid images and picked a white/yellow one for my color sample. As layout I used Silke’s sketch for last week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut it with a Label 21 Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (Blossoms: N0, N1, Y13, Y15, Y17   Stem: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17    Sky: B0000, B000, B00).  The image was adhered to a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock that was hand cut into a slightly bigger layer.

Two strips of white cardstock were cut and embossed with Floral Doily Accents border die. The istrips were adhered to a 2 1/4″ wide strip of Echo Park Springtime paper. That was adhered to a square piece of Springtime paper.  All the layers were cut and embossed with a Grand Circle Nestabilities dies. The circle was adhered to a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock that was hand cut to a slightly bigger layer. May Arts Silk Ribbon was tied around the vertical layer before  the layers were adhered to the card base, Kraft cardstock cut and embossed with Grand Scallop Circle Nestabilities.

The sentiment is also from the stamp set Orchids. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on White cardstock, cut and embossed with Circle Nestabilities and colored with Copic Markers (B000, B00). The layer was adhered to a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock, cut and embossed with a Floral Doily Motif die. Clear Kaisercraft Rhinestones finish off the card.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team by clicking on over to see…..

  • Cindy Coutts
  • Heather Jensen – will be up a little late, she lives in tornado affected Alabama, please keep her in your prayers!!
  • Julie Koerber
  • Kathy Jones
  • Laura Fredrickson

  • Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and smiles



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

    33 Responses to “Bring Back Beautiful – The Beauty of a Flower”

    1. Absolutely GORGEOUS Beate!!! Love how the blue background makes these beautiful white orchids pop!!! Love all the bling too!! 🙂

    2. Wow!!! You have truly brought back the beautiful with this gorgeous creation Beate!!! Again, I must say I wish I had the ability to take such wonderful photographs…but as for the card, my goodness your coloring is amazingly beautiful and of course I love the design Silke chose. The bow, bling and colors are perfect! I think I have held off as long as I can on buying that Grand Calibur and some of the larger dies…I believe YOU are at fault because of the gorgeous cards you have made with these amazing dies. So, all I can say is…I hope you will sleep better at night for enabling me to go out and buy (what I have been wanting since it came out) even more goodies.

      Thank you Beate for giving me an excuse…Have a wonderful week!!!

    3. Congrats on your being a lime lite designer for May! This is just beautiful. Those flowers are so real looking and I’m thinking this will be a must have set for my wish list. Again I just love your card…Well done!

    4. Gorgeous, I love these new sets

    5. Congrats on your DT gig for May! How exciting! Your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, and have a blessed week!

    6. WOW! That is beautiful Beate!! I love it!

    7. Just gorgeous!

    8. GORGEOUS card GF! Love your is always fabulous!!! Thank you for giving the Sektch a try! Hugs ~S~

    9. Gorgeous card, Beate – those flowers are wonderful and I love all the little groups of rhinestones!!!!!

    10. This is just a stunner Beate — your coloring is breathtaking girlie! And, your take on the sketch is just too fun!

    11. So stunning! The colours are so beautiful!

    12. Beautiful! One after another beautiful cards.

    13. wow Beate this is beautiful


    14. WOW. What a creation. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    15. Soooooo beautiful! I just love all that dreamy-looking blue highlighting behind the flowers. Great color combo and papers, and of course the scalloped circle shape makes it EXTRA adorable. I love round cards but I forget about making them.

    16. Oh Beate, I love your card design and your coloring skills!! And your bling is just perfection!! Love it all!

    17. Beate, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Your coloring is beyond amazing and I love your take one the sketch! So glad you could play the FTTC with us this week 🙂

    18. you have to stop making me drool over your cards, girl! =) beautiful coloring as always. gorgeous card!

    19. Very very beautiful card Beate
      I love the colors

    20. Another stunning work of art, Beate.

    21. Absolutely stunning! I think a large floral image like that would freak me out…lol…but you totally nailed it beautifully!!!

    22. What a BEAUTY!!~

    23. Oh my this is soooo beautiful! Love the scallop form which you used. And that stamp is great. Fab coloring (I have never mentioned that, have I LOL). Very pretty doily behind that lovely sentiment!
      Oh sigh, I wish I could make stuff like this!

    24. Absolutely stunning my sweet friend. I love the blue behind the beautiful Orchids. It makes them just pop. You blow me away every time. 🙂

    25. WOW dieser Orchideenstempel ist ja ein Gedicht, so eine wunderschöne Karte.

      Liebe Grüße
      von Anke

    26. Gorgeous card! I love the image and the sentiment…super colouring, too xx

    27. Wow Miss Beate! This is truly Gorgeous! Love your card layout, your amazing coloring and all the lovely details too! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    28. These are certainly beautiful flowers and colored to perfection on a fabulous card design. Love those Spellbinders, too!

    29. Gorgeous, I love the different kinds of dies you have used, they all work great together, great coloring and like your gem placement 🙂

    30. Beautifully colored and detailed as always, Beate! Wonderful shape card!

    31. You are an amazing artist and such an inspiration for the rest of us….. Everything you do is appealing to the eye and more beautiful than I can image. As talented as you are, you continue to amaze me with more! Thank you for sharing your talent!

    32. This is outstanding, I love your colors! TFS

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