Midweek Throwdown Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Well, you all did a fantastic job on our April bonus week (there were 5 weeks in April!) challenge to create masculine thinking of you cards. Now that the Father’s Day deadline has passed, we are entering a bit of a Spring/Summer lull with no specific deadlines, so remember to make all kinds of general-themed cards OR for all you overachievers, it’s not too early to get started on Christmas/Winter cards! LOL

This week’s challenge April Showers Bring May Flowers means we’d like to see cards with FLOWERS on them! This may include stamped images, digital images, floral patterned paper, die cuts, border punches, flower brads, actual silk or paper flowers…anything related to flowers. Remember that our general themes include: Love, Miss You, Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You/Hello. Our sample card maker this week is Kathy S. who has a Flickr account displaying all of her lovely cards including this one:

May 7-Flowers-Kathy Stacy (1)

I just love the bright colors on this card – they make me so happy! Here in Texas it’s bluebonnet season – it doesn’t last long, but they are soooo beautiful and remind me of my grandmother. Here’s a little bit about Kathy’s card in her own words:

“This card was inspired by a video from Shari Caroll when she worked at Hero Arts and can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJElspfupQg I started getting interested in Prisma Pencils with videos like this and the ones that Sandy Allnock did in her class last year. There is something so beautiful about the blend of a well colored image and though I’m still a novice, I’m glad there are teachers like Shari and Sandy who share their skills.”



  1. Celeste Goff

    Very pretty card! I love that you fussy cut around the flowers on the areas that extended past the box. Very clever!

  2. What an honor to have my card displayed. Since providing this card, I started a blog, so I welcome all of you to stop by and take a peek! http://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com/

  3. Val Denyer

    Looks professional to me, great job! I have that stamp set, you have inspired me to take it out again, thanks!

  4. Beautiful color blending, Kathy! I just visited your blog! I love it! ♡

  5. I love your card, the coloring is terrific and the way you cut them and arranged them is perfect. What a lovely card. Flowers are one of my favorite things to put on flowers.

  6. Sherry Hickey

    Gorgeous card, Kathy! It reminds me of sun catchers and stained glass! I don’t have those stamps but I’m going to C.A.S.E. your design with what I have. Can’t wait to visit your blog.

  7. Thank you for using that particular set of stamps. I have it and had forgotten all about it. Its perfect for watercolors….. beautiful card.

  8. I have this set….bought it years ago. Time to dig it out! :)


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